MEC 2016, Montréal


The 2016 Music Encoding Conference and the pre-conference workshops will take place in the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building of the Schulich School of Music, Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Schulich School of Music is situated near the plateau of Mount Royal, minutes from various attractions downtown, and walking distance to historic Old Montréal.

A map showing the location is available online.

Montréal is served by Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), approximately 20 kilometers from downtown Montréal.

For more information on visiting Montréal , please visit the official Montréal tourist information portal.

Transportation from the airport to downtown Montréal


The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) runs a bus (747) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the airport to various locations downtown. To get to McGill and the nearby accommodations by bus, take the 747 bus from the airport. The rate for the 747 bus is $10 CAD, available at metro kiosks in the airport; this also includes a day pass for STM travel about Montréal. More information can be found here.

If you are taking the 747 bus from the airport, the following directions may be of help:

  • Follow the 747 bus signs in the airport to get on the bus, and then get off at Lionel-Groulx metro station.
  • Catch the green line metro, direction Honoré-Beaugrand.
  • To get to McGill (527 Sherbrooke O.) or Carrefour Sherbrooke (475 Sherbrooke O.): get off at the McGill metro stop. Walk north to Sherbrooke (2 blocks), and then turn right on Sherbrooke.
  • To get to the Marriott (475 Président-Kennedy ave.): get off at Place des Arts metro, walk north to Président-Kennedy (1.5 blocks) and then turn left and walk two more blocks to the hotel.

Please refer to this PDF for a list of stops the bus makes.


The fixed rate for taxis is $40 CAD from the airport to downtown. More information can be found here.


Please refer to this PDF for information on accommodations for childcare during the conference.