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Demonstration Alert: Montreal (Canada), Demonstration in Front of Place Bonaventure

Western Hemisphere > Canada > Montreal

Location: Please be aware that on Thursday, September 13, 2018, a demonstration organized by the employees of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is scheduled to take place in Montreal between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.  Demonstrators will be gathering in front of Place Bonaventure on de La Gauchetière Street.

Due to the demonstration, road closures and/or alternate traffic patterns will likely affect traffic in the downtown Montreal area. In addition, surrounding areas may experience traffic delays.

Actions to Take:

·        Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.

·        Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

·        Monitor local media for updates

·        Keep a low profile.

For Assistance:

The U.S. Consulate General Montreal, is located at 1155 rue St. Alexandre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3B 3Z1and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm on Monday to Friday.  You can reach us at 1-514-398-9695 during business hours.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate General is the same 1-514-398-9695 and follow the prompts.  Our e-mail address is Montreal-ACS@state.gov   

State Department – Consular Affairs (888)407-4747 or (202)501-4444

For further information about security in Canada:

See the Department of State travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Canada Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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