getting around

“Saan Yung Ano…?” : PPII Conference venues

On-campus venues:

  • IGSF (Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies): 3487 Peel Street, Montreal QC H3A 1W7 (we regret to inform you that the space is not wheelchair accessible)
  • Leacock Building: 855 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal QC H3A 2T7
  • Thomson House: 3650 McTavish Street, Montreal QC H3A 1X9 (this venue is on a hill, so it’s definitely a bit of a hike up!)
  • Arts Building: 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal QC H3A2T6

Off-campus venues:

  • Studio 303: 372 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal QC H3B 1A2
  • MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels): 3680 Jeanne Mance St, Montreal QC H2X 2K5
  • Drawn & Quarterly: 211 Rue Bernard O, Montréal QC H2T 2K5
“Ano daw yun?”: Understanding basic French in Montreal

A bilingual city, you will find that both English and French circulate the streets of Montreal. Below are a few basic terms to keep note of when exploring the city!


Hello – Bonjour / Allô / Salut

Goodbye – Au revoir / Salut

Excuse me – Excusez-moi

Sorry – Pardon

Yes / No – Oui / Non

Please – S’il-vous-plait

Thank you – Merci

Sorry, I don’t speak French – Désolé, je ne parle pas français

Do you speak English? – Parlez-vous anglais?

I don’t understand – Je ne comprends pas


Entrance – Entrée

Exit – Sortie

Push / Pull – Poussez / Tirer

Convenience Store – Dépanneur

Toilets / WC – Toilettes / Salle de Bains

Right – Droite

Left – Gauche

Street – Rue

Road – Chemin

Prohibited – Interdit

Blocked – Barré

Stop – Arrêt

Open – Ouvert

Closed – Fermé

Cancelled – Annulé

Delayed – En retard

Information – Renseignements

Timetable – Horaire

Next – Prochain

Last (Previous) – Dernier


Where’s …? – Où est …?

What’s the address of…? – Quelle est l’adresse de…?

Can you write down the address, please? – Est-ce que vous pourriez écrire l’adresse s’il vous plait?

Can you show me (on the map)? – Pouvez-vous m’indiquer (sur la carte)?

I’m lost – Je suis perdu / perdue