Google Doc | Facebook post | Author: Mati Roy | Created: 2018-07-10 | Updated: 2019-04-16 | Published: 2019-04-16
Here’s a list of local groups I participate to: https://matiroy.com/communities.html. If you’re interested in giving a presentation to one of them please let me know. Let me know if you want to be added to the Facebook Messenger conversation “Rationalists in Montreal”.
Other groups: There’s also many other events on Meetup and Facebook.
Metro closes during the night.
There are buses 24 hours a day.
There are Ubers, taxis, Teos.
There are public bikes, called Bixis.
For the airport, you can take the 747 24h / day. You need to buy a day pass to use it (they are 10 CAD, and can be used the whole day for the bus and subway).
During the day, it’s faster to catch it at Lionel-Groulx, and during the night, given that the subway is closed, it’s easier to catch it near the UQAM (reverse if you’re arriving from the airport). To get to the Lionel-Groulx subway station, take the metro from the Sherbrook subway station (vice-versa if you’re arriving from the Macroscope). The bus stops near UQAM is a 18 minutes walk from the Macroscope (it’s also possible to take the bus number 30), and the Sherbrooke subway station is a 10 minutes walk from the Macroscope.
When exiting the airport, the bus in on your right, and the machine for tickets is inside just before the last door.
You can google “Montreal taxi” and put phone numbers in your phone in case you can’t catch the bus, or use the airport WI-FI to get a Uber.
Let me know if you would like suggestions for things to do in Quebec outside of Montreal.
You might want to check if there are festivals or special events during your stay as those happen frequently. Example:
I also really enjoy the intentional communities around Montreal, check out events on this group and page, as well as St Dom Jamhouse, Collectif Masson, and Studio 13.
Here are other things you can do. I would recommend prioritizing things you can’t do in other city, like walking around Montreal :)
Things I liked to do in Montreal, and might want to do again:
Things I liked to do (in order):
Things I’ve never done, but would like to:
(source: Google Doc — Swimming Montréal)
2019 Jan 3 to June 21
|name + schedule||address||length||price||# corridors||time from Macroscope|
|Lévesque||map||??||Free||8 min walk|
|Schubert||map||20 m||Free||2||7 min walk|
|Centre du Plateau||map||??||Free||3||9 min Uber|
|Centre Père Sablon||map||25 m (?)||Free||15 min walk|
|YMCA Parc||map||??||req. proof of residence for free membership||11 min Uber|
|Piscine du cégep du Vieux Montréal||map||25 m (?)||Free||17 min walk|
|Père-Marquette||map||??||Free||“Baignade libre pour adultes”||26 min bus|
|Piscine Rosemont||directions||Free||“Bain libre pour adultes”||12 min Uber|
|Centre Jean-Claude-Malépart||map||25 m||Free||4||23 min metro|
Let me know if you want the Vegan or Freegan Montreal map.
Groceries near the Macroscope:
-"radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers"
-"radon gas can be found in almost all homes in Canada"
-"There are two options for testing a house for radon"
There might be too much lead in your tap water.1
This is caused by lead pipes in some section of the city. Information on which sectors are affected / at risk is also available in the document.
I haven’t research this a lot. But at my place, we’re therefore going to buy the Brita UltraMax Water Filter Dispenser with 1 Long Last Filter, Black, 18 Cup which claims to filter 99% of lead (among other things). (There are also some that can be attached directly to the sink, like the Brita Basic On Tap Faucet Water Filter System, although this one doesn’t say what fraction of lead it filters out. Not all filters are equal.)
Montreal also regularly emits boil-water advisory. Be noticed when it happens by subscribing to the Notices and Alerts.
You can ask your family doctor.
Convenient private clinic. Online booking and questionnaire. Clinic visit lasts about 20 minutes. Results are received by email in about a week. Cost about 60$ total.
Infectious disease clinic
Walk-in clinic at the JGH
Time: 8:30 to 13:00 every weekday; lineup starts at 7:30 (usually full after 10:00)
Covered by Medicare. You can get results within 2-3 days. They test for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and hepatitis.
For males having had sexual relationships with other males.
Médecins du Monde (camion de)
Part of their target audience seems to be sex workers without RAMQ insurance, and I presume they don't check for Canadian residency. It's free.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 514-285-1599 (administration)
2nd phone number: 514-285-8889 (ligne d'aide)
Someone on the Internet: “jeudi au pavillon rosemont c'est réservé à ça si je ne me trompe [...] Cest une infirmiere du secteur au clsc qui se déplace dans les bureaux de stella et fait passer les testes ! ”
Clinique médicale La Licorne
Address: 808 rue Ontario Est, Montréal (Québec) H2L 1N9
Clinique jeunesse du CLSC (30 ans et moins)
L'Alternative (en train de fermer)
Le Quorum (rdv et résultats en ligne via Carnet Santé Québec)
la Clinique du Quartier Latin (15$; fast appointments, 1-2 weeks for results; poly-friendly)
CLSC La petite-patrie
If you want to meet people (or places) with specific interests, you can let me know as I might have more recommendations.
Now close :(
The city of Montreal writes in Drinking Water that: << In some homes on the Island of Montreal the concentration of lead in tap water may be higher than the Quebec standard of 10 µg/L (micrograms per litre). >>
It also writes in Does your tap water meet the standards?: << To reduce this very low risk even further, the DRSP recommends that pregnant women and parents of children under six:
1. Use a NSF-certified filtration device
2. (filtering pitcher, a filter under the sink or a filter attached to the faucet) to reduce lead in compliance with NSF/ ANSI standard 53.
3. Drink bottled water. This precaution is especially important for newborns drinking formula made of concentrated or powdered milk. >> ↩