Meetup in Montréal
posted June 8, 2017 6:06 AM   RSS

I'm visiting Montréal from 4-14 August and I'd love to meet some MeFis while I'm there if anyone is around and interested in meeting up.
I'm busy with work stuff most of the week, but have set aside the weekend of the 12-13 for sightseeing. A meet-up on the Sunday (any time) would suit me best, but Saturday evening would work instead if that's better. Or even the Monday sometime during the day if anyone is around then (my flight home is at 8pm). I don't know the city at all (it's only my second time in Canada), so I'm happy for locals to propose place/time/activity that suits them best.
posted by lollusc to Proposed (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I think I can actually do this! Meet ups never work out for me so it's kind of a miracle. It's a long way off but I have no plans for that weekend. I'd be fine for the Sunday. What area of town are you staying in?
posted by Cuke at 3:56 AM on June 9

Awesome! I'm staying at McGill university.

I know it's still a long way off, sorry. I just booked my flights, so got over excited about the trip already!
posted by lollusc at 4:54 AM on June 9

I'm going to be in Montreal that weekend for Wikimania and could meet up!
posted by Tsuga at 5:22 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]

Wow, I don't know how I didn't know about Wikimania already. The reason I'm in Montreal is the Digital Humanities Conference, and you'd think they'd be cross-promoting Wikimania, since it's totally in their space. (I imagine that some of the Wikimania keynotes are in town for DH2017 already anyway).

I'll have to think about whether I want to go to Wikimania too, now. But I suspect I might be a bit over-conferenced by that point in time, and I don't want to miss out on sightseeing either...
posted by lollusc at 6:59 AM on June 9

posted by jeather at 10:40 AM on June 9 [2 favorites]

i'm in...
posted by and they trembled before her fury at 8:17 AM on June 10

A few suggestions for a weekend cinq à sept then. These are all reachable by metro/walking. Else's requires food be ordered with drinks.

Close to McGill, Brutopia. In the Plateau, Else's. Or down by the Lachine Canal, La Terrace Saint Ambroise.
posted by Cuke at 3:35 AM on June 14 [1 favorite]

I hope I can make it.
posted by Jode at 6:09 PM on June 14

Excellent! Cuke's suggestions are good. Another, more cocktail-y Plateau area suggestion is the Big in Japan Bar.
posted by googly at 2:30 PM on June 15

I'm not sure if I'll be in town that weekend, but if I am I'll be there!
posted by snorkmaiden at 5:19 PM on June 15 [1 favorite]

Yes yes yes!!! I'll actually be back in Canada for this brief period of time, and would LOVE to join a meet-up!! I'm on holiday, so anywhere, at any time, is good for me. Hooray!! :)
posted by hasna at 11:42 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]

My vote then would be Brutopia or La Terrace St Ambroise, because they look the most flexible on terms of whether people want to order food or not.

Tsuga, what time are you free from Wikimania?

And does anyone have a preference for Saturday vs Sunday? (Sunday might work better for me because there are conference excursions on the Saturday that haven't had details announced yet, so I don't know if there's one I'll want to go on and what time it will end if so. But I think there's a high chance I won't do one, and even if so, I'm sure they'll be finished by early evening.)
posted by lollusc at 6:17 AM on June 19

Apologies for my slow reply. I had to figure out my schedule. Either Saturday or Sunday evening would work for me. The conference is at the Sheraton downtown (1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque O). It looks like Brutopia is really close to there, but I could probably travel if there is another venue that would be better.
posted by Tsuga at 11:43 AM on June 25

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