Polytechnique Montreal

2500 Chemin de Polytechnique
Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1J4


Map of the Campus

The WPTC 2018 conference will be held at Polytechnique Montreal, on the campus of University of Montreal. Conference rooms will be located in the Lassonde building (Mark 2A on the map).

Conference room location

Opening ceremony and plenary talks: tbd.
Technical sessions: tbd.
The reception will be held in the Atrium (3rd floor). The Banquet will be held in dowtown of Montreal.

Parking access

To access the underground parking of Polytechnique Montreal, after climbing Chemin de Polytechnique road, you enter via the 4th level of the Lassonde building (Mark « P » in figure below). The parking rate for visitors is 15$/day.

Montreal is easy to get to from all over the world. The Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) has direct flights to and from about 130 regular and seasonal destinations in Canada, the United States and internationally. Owing to its geographic location, Montreal is a major hub for air traffic with Canada, making it easy for delegates around the world to attend a conference in Montreal. The airport is located 20 kilometres (km) from downtown Montreal and 17 km from Polytechnique Montreal, where the Conference venue is located, with multiple highway accesses. Montreal-Trudeau has recently completed a vast expansion and modernization program. Its world-class air terminal is designed to provide you with the most efficient, comfortable and safe airport experience possible.



Coming from Montreal’s North Shore

Take autoroute des Laurentides / 15 sud (Laurentian Autoroute/Highway 15 south): follow the directions for 15 sud (Décarie Expressway south). Take the Queen-Mary est (east) exit and go to the very end of the street, which will take you to the Decelles intersection. Continue on chemin de la Tour and turn right on chemin de Polytechnique.

Coming from Montreal’s South Shore

Take the Jacques Cartier Bridge. As you come off the bridge, follow signs for rue Sherbrooke; you will be on rue De Lorimier, northbound. Turn left (west) on Sherbrooke and continue to rue Cherrier; bear right. Turn right again (north) on rue Saint-Denis. Turn left on avenue des Pins and then right (north) on avenue du Parc. Then take chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine west to avenue Vincent d’Indy . Turn left on Vincent d’Indy and then right on boulevard Édouard-Montpetit. Finally, take chemin de la Rampe all the way to the top.

Coming from the western part of the Island of Montreal

From the Dorval area: Take autoroute 20 est (Highway 20 east, toward Montréal). Take autoroute 15 nord (Décarie Expressway/Highway 15 north) and take the Queen-Mary exit. Turn right (east) on Queen-Mary and keep going until the end of the street, which takes you to the avenue Decelles intersection. Continue on chemin de la Tour and turn right on chemin de Polytechnique.

Coming from the eastern part of the Island of Montreal

From the Anjou region: Take autoroute 40 ouest (Metropolitan Boulevard/Highway 40 west) until the exit for 15 sud (Décarie/Highway 15 south). Once on 15 south, take the Queen-Mary exit (east) and keep going until the end of the street, which takes you to the avenue Decelles intersection. Continue on chemin de la Tour and turn right on chemin de Polytechnique. Outdoor parking: $15 per day.


Public transportation (Societe de Transport de Montréal) has existed in Montréal for over 150 years. The first tramways, which were horse-drawn at the time, began operating on the city’s streets on November 27, 1861. Although the company has changed its name several times and became a public corporation in 1951, it has always fulfilled its mission to provide Montrealers with fast, reliable, economical transit service. Public transportation fares are:

  • 1 trip (3.25 CAD$)
  • 2 trips (6 CAD$)
  • 10 trips (27 CAD$)
  • Unlimited Evening (5 CAD$))
  • 3-day pass (18 CAD$))
  • Weekly paass (25.75 CAD$)
  • Aéroport Mtl-Trudeau (747) (10 CAD$)


Take the subway up to « Université-de-Montréal » station (blue line) and follow the instructions:


City bus (schedule):
Line 51 (Édouard-Montpetit direction EAST)
Line 51 (Édouard-Montpetit direction WEST)
Line 119 (Rockland direction NORTH)
Line 119 (Rockland direction SOUTH)
Map for bus lines.

Bus line from the airport to downtown: Line 747. The 747 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and the Gare d’autocars de Montréal terminal (Berri-UQAM métro station). Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Wi-Fi service is available on most 747 buses.

Downtown map (here)
Underground city (here)
Nighttime bus system (here)

Bus-subway trip planner
Find a route between two addresses, intersections or points of interest in Montreal (From Société de Transport de Montréal): http://www.stm.info/en

Public transportation mobile apps
Link to download public transportation mobile apps (Android, IOS).


The International Airport in Montreal is P-E Trudeau (YUL).
Taxi from the airport to the downtown area approximately 40 CAD$