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Montreal is the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.[ Montreal is an important centre of commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, education, art, culture, tourism, food, fashion, film, world affairs and is the third city in importance regarding gaming.

Montreal has the second-highest number of consulates in North America,[26] serves as the location of the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006.[27][28] In 2017, Montreal was ranked the 12th most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in its annual Global Liveability Ranking,[29] and the best city in the world to be a university student in the QS World University Rankings.[30]Immigration has been the major driver of the city’s demographic growth. Black Canadians, numbering 171,385 , make up 10.3% of Montreal's population and are the largest visible minority group in the city. WikipediaThe history of Blacks in Montreal dates back over 360 years, to the beginnings of Ville-Marie. Blacks contributed to Montreal’s growth and vitality, adding to the city’s unique make-up.

Blacks have helped to put Montreal on the map – from creating and sustaining Montreal’s crucial transportation infrastructure, to making Montreal a premiere North American jazz center, to the development of great and far-reaching medical and scientific discoveries. Yet it has only been in the past forty years that Blacks have taken hold across the entire landscape that is the island of Montreal.

Between the 1970s and mid-1980s, African-born Blacks began to populate Montreal. They hailed from English-speaking countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Egypt. Francophone Africans came from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Congo, and Zaire. By the 1990s, 23.8 percent of all Africans who entered Canada came to Quebec. Their presence was felt in diverse Quebec towns as they were encouraged to settle off the island of Montreal in cities like Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, and Gatineau. SourceBlack in Montreal, it is Jackie Robinson in baseball; it’s Oliver Jones,  Oscar Peterson, Charles Biddles making the city a Jazz mecca; it ‘s Michael Jean as Governor of Canada : it’s  PK Subban as one of the Canadiens of Montreal; it’s Yvette Bony a pioneer in medicinal field et Pr Samuel Pierre another pioneer in sciences.

Source There is so much to discover in Montreal!Between the 1970s and mid-1980s, African-born Blacks began to populate Montreal. They hailed from English-speaking countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Egypt. Francophone Africans came from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the Congo, and Zaire. By the 1990s, 23.8 percent of all Africans who entered Canada came to Quebec. Their presence was felt in diverse Quebec towns as they were encouraged to settle off the island of Montreal in cities like Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, and Gatineau. SourceBlack in Montreal, it is Jackie Robinson in baseball; it’s Oliver Jones,  Oscar Peterson, Charles Biddles making the city a Jazz mecca; it ‘s Michael Jean as Governor of Canada : it’s  PK Subban as one of the Canadiens of Montreal; it’s Yvette Bony a pioneer in medicinal field et Pr Samuel Pierre another pioneer in sciences. Source There is so much to discover in Montreal!


Accommodation

There are plenty accommodations available next to the event.


Offer

Note that we can offer a discount rate during your stay at the 3rd IBEF at the hotel Travel Lodge – Montréal Centre .

Located in the heart of downtown, the Travelodge Montréal Centre is a choice destination in order to fully enjoy our beautiful city. In addition to the numerous attractions nearby, the hotel is two blocks away from the metro stations Place d’Armes (orange line) and Saint-Laurent (green line). Also, we are at two minutes of walk from the 747 bus Montreal-Trudeau Airport that stops on the street of Rene-Levesque/Saint-Laurent (Bus #52783). The Travelodge Montréal Centre offers a buffet-style continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and free access to our new gym.

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The offer is available from Wednesday November 13th to Monday November 18th, 2019.
Chambre Standard avec 1 lit Double ou 2 lits Simple: $ 89 CAD/Nuit+Tx 

Les taxes ne sont pas incluses (Taxe d'hébergement = 3.5% (taxable), (G.S.T) = 5% & (P.S.T.) = 9.975%) 
(Occupation simple/double, +$10 par personne additionnelle) 

  • Petit déjeuner continental en style buffet et connexion Wi-Fi inclus 

Standard Room with 1 Double bed or 2 singles beds: $89 CAD/Night+Tx 

Taxes are not included (Lodging Tax = 3.5% (taxable), (G.S.T.) = 5% & (P.S.T.) = 9.975%) 
(Single/double occupancy, +10$ per extra person) 

Buffet-style continental breakfast and Wi-Fi connection are included. 

The code will be sent to you after your regristration.


Public transportation

The Montréal Science Centre is located in the Old Port, at the foot of St.Laurent Blvd., corner of de la Commune St. 

Autobus : Take full advantage of Montreal by getting around with public transportation.
55 Saint-Laurent (stop at Saint-Laurent / de la Commune) 
715 Vieux-Montréal / Vieux-Port (stop at de la Commune/ Saint-Jean-Baptiste)