Resident’s Guide | Montreal Accommodation Center

Here is some information to help you prepare for your stay with us, so that it is as pleasant as possible.

For any additional information, contact us at
514-527-2194 or toll-free at 1-877-336-4443.

What to bring

For your stay we propose that you bring along:

  • Body soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Paper tissues
  • Clock radio
  • Pillow to make you feel at home (ours are slightly plasticized)
  • Liquid laundry soap (only), if you use our washer
  • Pocket change or calling card for public telephones
  • Umbrella


An allowance for meals is included in the cost of a night’s stay for people with cancer and their companion. On your arrival, you will receive a meal card valid in the cafeteria of Notre Dame Hospital and the CHUM. The value of this card usually covers meal costs. However, depending on your menu choices, you may have extra charges.

Meal schedule at Notre Dame Hospital



from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (from 1:45 p.m. service is limited to self-service items  available)


from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Weekends and holidays


from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


from 4:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Prepare your own meals

Tired of eating out? Missing badly your spaghetti sauce? Don’t worry, our common kitchen allows you to prepare your meals, just like at home. Food cupboards and refrigerators are available for you to store your food.

Reception schedule for admission and departures

The receptionist will take care of your admission at the following times:



9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sundays and holidays


5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The day you check out, you must leave your room by 11:00 a.m. after making your final payment.

Parking and free shuttles

A free shuttle service is provided for residents undergoing treatment at various hospitals.


Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

transport offered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

McGill University Health Centre (GLEN)

transport offered from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.


Montreal Jewish General Hospital

transport offered from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.


Montreal General Hospital

transport offered from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.



Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé in Laval

transport offered from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.


Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne in Longueuil

transport offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.



The Norman Fortier Lodge in Montreal offers seven parking spaces that can be made available to residents at a modest price. No space can be reserved.

If a parking space is allocated to you, the person at reception will give you a vignette to hang from your rear view mirror. You must leave your keys at reception whenever your vehicle is in the parking space.