I'll be on a business trip next week at the conventional center (Palais des Congres) in downtown Montreal. I never been there, don't understand or speak French so here are some questions that I hope some of you can help me with: 1. I plan to take a cab from Montreal/Dorv airport to the area (staying at Holiday Inn Select). Now cab drivers and all service people do speak English right? And they all take US dollars right? What's the conversion? Any idea how much it cost to take a cab from the airport to downtown? I just want to get an idea so I won't get rip off and it is pretty late at night when I arrive. 2. What are some places I can check out by foot around the area? Hobby shops, DVD home theater stuffs, malls and other shopings are all good. I only have a few hours after each day before I have to rush back to the hotel and call the wife =). Thanks in advance.