Montréal is open for meetings: Here’s what you need to know
Montréal has always been a safe city. In fact, a recent ranking among 20 of the largest metropolitan areas in Canada and the USA indicated that Montréal was the safest. Like all Canadian cities, we also take public health seriously—and we are collectively finding the right balance between precautionary measures and restarting our economic endeavours.
Currently, small meetings are taking place in the city. These include corporate board meetings, political party gatherings, product launches, hybrid events, and more. Events up to a maximum of 250 participants are permitted—as long as appropriate distancing (six feet) is maintained between attendees. Within these reasonable restrictions are many possibilities to creatively and safely bring people together.
Here is some helpful information for event professionals.
Our hotels are open. Utmost care is being taken to ensure that rooms feel not just thoroughly sanitized, but also comfortable and welcoming. While each hotel implements specific measures based on its unique design, many have standard protocols. For instance, a maximum number of guests are permitted to check in each hour to limit large numbers of people in the lobby. Room service is provided to the door, not inside the room. For guests staying two nights or more, daily housekeeping services are kept to a minimum, and, as always, guests who don’t want any form of housekeeping services can use the “Do Not Disturb” sign. Those are just some of the measures.
Most Montréal hotel properties offer meeting space. Revised floor plans and seating arrangements (such as a U-formation or theatre style) are now in place to promote distancing. If meeting attendees are receiving food services inside of meeting rooms, direct table service is provided by employees to each participant—among a few other safety measures.
See more about how hotels are operating.
Meeting Venues + Entertainment
Most venues across the city are available to reserve. Montréal is a hotbed of stunning event spaces and innovative entertainment options, and your team may want to book an offsite venue for a private meeting or party. We recommend hiring local performers and technicians, and we’re more than happy to help you find the right fit for your attendees.
Learn more about meeting protocol and venues.
Montréal’s food scene is irrepressible. Restaurants are open with new procedures to ensure safety and comfort. When it’s time to dine, you will see a few new measures. For example, tables are positioned two meters apart and, in some cases, screens have been installed between tables and at cash registers. Many restaurants offer contactless payment. What remains constant through these changes: the innovative and satisfying cuisine that has made us one of North America’s top destinations for food.
With direct flights from many North American cities, getting to Montréal is easy. Once on the ground in Montréal, local transport authorities have created prudent guidelines to ensure public safety. This includes such precautions as mandatory face masks on public transit and taxis being outfitted with plexiglass barriers.
Whether airplane, train, or taxi, here is more information about transportation.
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