STOC 2017 Theory Fest: 49th Annual ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing
June 19-23, 2017 in Montreal

Travel Information

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Montréal located in downtown Montreal in the Complex Desjardins next to Place des Arts. There is a special STOC link for hotel reservations

Air Travel

Montreal's international flights arrive at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport. It is located 13 miles (21 km) west of the city.

The 747 bus to/from the airport runs all day and night, with departures every 7-20 minutes. The fare is $9.00 (CDN), including free access to the metro and bus networks for 24 hours.

Taxis charge a fixed rate of $40.00 (CDN) between the airport and downtown destinations in Montreal

Under a recent agreement with the provincial government, Uber operates during a one-year trial period on a limited basis from the airport. Fares can be lower or higher than taxi fares depending on surge pricing.

Travel Documents

You must have a valid passport, and in some cases, you may need a visa. To find out more, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. For details on what you are allowed to bring in your baggage (gifts, merchandise, etc.), go to: Canada Border Services Agency.

Visa Support Letters

For information on how to obtain a visa support letter, please visit:


June is one the most beautiful months to be in Montreal. The average June temperature in Montreal is 19.3°C/67°F. The last days of June in Montreal are known to be humid, and on those days it can feel more like 40ºC (104ºF).

Public Transportation

Montreal has an extensive subway and bus network, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). Detailed information may be found on the STM website.

The closest subway station to the Hyatt Regency is the Place-des-Arts Station on the Green Line. A map showing transportation connections in the immediate vicinity of the hotel may be found here

Public transportation fares and schedules may be found at the STM website. There are many payment options including tickets, non-rechargeable paper stored-value "Occasional" cards and more substantial rechargeable OPUS stored-value cards.

Bicycle share

The BIXI bicycle share service can also be used to travel within Montreal.