Montreal at a Glance
A lot of people see Montreal as a Parisian New York or vice versa. The city has a spirited, bold and complex mix of contrasts that completely defies comparison. Sure, Montréal’s renowned duality of Old World charm infused with North American energy lies at its very heart; however, it is the plurality of cultures that really makes this metropolis tick.
Montreal is as romantically traditional as it is cutting-edge innovative, as cosmopolitan dynamic as it is small-town friendly. Yet despite this diversity, an underlying homogeneity exists in this vibrant population who collectively and confidently “live and let live”—and do it well.
After spending some time here, you’ll notice that without the complex mix of flavors—ethnicity, culture, language, ideas, cuisine, you name it—warm camaraderie and sheer joie de vivre, anywhere else just seems bland.
WiSEE local arrangement committee recommends the following self guided tours while you are visiting Montreal. For more information visit the links or contact conference committee. Click HERE to download PDF.
La Balade pour la Paix: An Open-air Museum is part of the official program for the 375th anniversay of Montréal. The exhibition was designed and organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the support of McGill University. La Balade pour la Paix occupies a kilometer of Sherbrooke Street between the MMFA and Concordia University, on one end, and the McCord Museum and McGill University, on the other. Some thirty monumental sculptures by contemporary artists from several countries and the five main regions of Canada are on display. Visitors strolling by the sixty-seven stations along the route will also see recent works by thirteen contemporary photographers. Here is a quick overview! On display until October 29th 2017. [link1, link2]
Place Des Arts: link
Self-guided walking tours in Montreal: link
Shopping Mall (Eaton Center): link
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
Rooms are available for WiSEE 2017 conference registrants at reduced rates.
A 5-minute walk from the Bonaventure subway station,