2. Meeting schedule
The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the ICAO premises or as announced at plenary.
3. Meeting documents
During the month of July temperatures in Montreal vary between 16 and 24 degrees Celsius.
5. Registration and identification name badges
Participants are requested to collect their badges at the registration desk located in the lower atrium of ICAO on Monday 25 July 2011 starting at 9 a.m. Access to the meeting of the Executive Committee (and its subsidiary meetings) is by invitation only.
7. Transportation from airport to downtown Montreal
Transport from the Montreal - Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport to Montreal downtown is available by bus number 747 from the airport to Berri-UQAM metro station. The bus fare is CAD $8 in coins only and provides the traveller with a transit pass for the bus and metro for the next 24 hours. Taxis are also available at the airport. A one-way taxi ride between Montreal - Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport and the downtown area costs about CAD $38. For more information on the schedule of the shuttle-bus, you could access the timetable by clicking http://www.stm.info/english/info/a-747.htm. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the public transit system (Société de transport de Montréal) services, also available for the downtown Montreal area. The public transportation rate is CAD $3.00/adult or booklets of six tickets for CAD $14.25.
9. Service to delegates
Coffee is provided at no cost to the participants half an hour before the start of each meeting.
10. Postal services
Canada Post covers postal services in Canada. Some postal counters are available in certain pharmacies, business or convenience stores. For other type of courier services, many international
companies such as FEDEX, DHL, UPS or Purolator counters are also available around the city.
11. Telephone services
Public telephones are available in various locations in the city. The cost of a local unlimited call is 50 cents. To make long distance calls, you may purchase calling cards from pharmacies, local convenience stores called “Depanneur” and newsstands in Montreal. From any public phone in Canada, you can dial toll free 0 (the operator for collect calls), 411 (directory assistance), 911 (for emergency services such as police, ambulance, fire-fighters).
12. Medical and emergencies
Canada has a publicly funded health care system but visitors to Canada are required to pay for health services. Participants traveling to Canada are strongly advised to obtain medical insurance before leaving their home country. The Secretariat will not assume responsibility for health services in Canada. Canada does not require that travelers present certificates of vaccination upon arrival. Visitors arriving with medication must be prepared to show a copy of their doctor’s prescription at customs if requested and ensure that the medication containers are labeled accordingly. Visitors should make sure to carry sufficient amount of medication prescribed to them as to purchase prescribed drugs requires prescription from a recognized Canadian practitioner. If health advice or service is required or any additional information on resources available needed, you may contact Info-Santé by dialing (514) 934 0354 at all times.
The North American power supply standard is set at 110 volts and the frequency is 60Hz. Meeting participants are invited to carry appropriate adapters.
14. Exchange rates and banking
The Canadian dollar is the national currency in Canada, composed of the
one-hundred-point-dollar. The daily exchange rate is posted at hotels and exchange offices. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and businesses. As for an update on the exchange rate, you could access the following website: http://www.x-rates.com
15. Hotel information
Participants to the meeting are advised to make hotel bookings as early as possible to secure accommodation during the meeting. All prices are exclusive of taxes and are in Canadian dollars. Participants are invited to quote ICAO and United Nations rates which the Secretariat negotiated with the hotels listed below:
(a) Hotel Holiday Inn Select (Chinatown) (5 minute-walk to ICAO building)
CAD $189 per night / junior suite / single or double occupancy (without breakfast)
CAD $199 per night / executive room / single or double occupancy (breakfast included)
(b) Le Square Phillips Hotel (7 minute-walk to ICAO building)
CAD $158 per night / junior suite queen / single or double use (breakfast included)
CAD $167 per night / junior suite king / single or double use (breakfast included)
(c) Apartment Hotel (15 minute-walk to ICAO building)
(d) Hotel Holiday Inn Montreal - Midtown (15 minute-walk to ICAO building)
(e) Comfort Hotel & Suites (Berry Street and Boulevard de Maisonneuve –
near the Central Bus Terminal) (10 minute-walk to ICAO building)
(f) Hotel St. Paul – rue McGill (5 minute-walk to ICAO building)
CAD $189 per night / superior room / single or double use (without breakfast)
Telephone number: (514) 380 2222
Fax number: (514) 380 2207
(g) Hotel La Tour Centre Ville (10 minute-walk to ICAO building)
CAD $108 per night / studio / single or double use (without breakfast, local calls and internet access free)
(h) Hotel YWCA (for both Men and Women) (10 minute-walk to ICAO building)
Web site: www.ydesfemmesmtl.org
(i) Hotel Delta Centreville (Across the road from ICAO building)
CAD $165 per night / premier room / single occupancy (breakfast included)
CAD $185 per night / premier room / double occupancy (breakfast included)