ISRM 2014

Montréal: A City to Discover

Les FrancoFolies de Montréal © Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Frédérique Ménard-Aubin

Montréal is one of the great tourist destinations of the world, with a rich history and culture complimented by a bustling nightlife, romantic scenery and an electric energy.

It is a city of extremes: truly bilingual in nature (English and French), with old European architecture mixing with sleek modern structures; and severe, snowy winters complimented by a summer paradise of sunshine, festivals and glorious greenery.

Visitors to Montréal enjoy feasting in one of the many high quality restaurants, with a succulent option available for virtually any palate.

MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE © 2009 Théâtre T & Cie / Albert Rudnicki

Guests will enjoy shopping in the boutiques of the downtown core, or immersing themselves in one of the many museums and other attractions. Let’s not forget Montréal is home to the world’s most famous clowns – Cirque de Soleil performances are spectacular escapes into a fantasy world of dreams and exquisite music.

Throughout the year and peaking during the summer months, Montréal is a city of festivals and there’s always something to entertain.

Yet it is the people of Montréal that make it such a special place. True diversity creates a wonderful matrix of expression to experience, including ethnicity, culture, language, cuisine, and fashion. From shore-to-shore across the island, every neighbourhood is unique and deserves attention.

Tourism Montreal welcomes ISRM 2015 delegates and encourages you to discover its cultural scene, fine restaurants, multiple festivals and attractions and much more. 

Fun Facts about Canada

Canada is the second-largest country in the world geographically. With a population of about 34 million people, the country occupies the northernmost parts of North America and spans from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

The country’s capital is Ottawa, while the largest city is Toronto, followed by Montréal and Vancouver. Canada is a bilingual, English/French speaking country, and enjoys a rich cultural diversity.

Canada is among the world’s wealthiest nations. The economy is dominated by the service industry, which provides employment for more than three quarters of the workforce. The country is the largest foreign energy supplier to the United States and exports close to 80 percent of its produce to its neighbour.

Canada possesses a vast wealth of natural resources: oil, natural gas, zinc, uranium, lumber. The Canadian Prairies are among the world’s most significant producers of wheat and other grains, making the country one of the largest exporters of agricultural goods.

The science & technology sector is well-developed and the country has had eighteen Nobel laureates to date, in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine.



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General Chair: Ferri Hassani, McGill University
Co-Chairs: Jamie Archibald, Queen's University
John Hadjigeorgiou, University of Toronto

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