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Rogers Cup, Uniprix Stadium, Jarry Park, Montreal
August 4-13, 2017

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are expected to headline the Montreal event, which this year focuses on men's tennis.

The Rogers Cup tennis tournament takes place at the Uniprix Stadium in Jarry Park, in a part of Montreal generally not too well known to visitors. The map shows the location of nearby restaurants, businesses and other features in the area. The outline in one corner of the park indicates the stadium itself.

East of the park is Villeray, mostly residential, but with some interesting affordable restaurants and cafés; north of the park is a small industrial area and a few residential streets with little of interest to visitors. South of the park is Little Italy with its restaurants and cafés, and Italian Week takes place over the same dates as the tennis tournament this year. And on the west side, on the far side of the commuter train line, is Park Extension, a lively area noted for its Greek and Indian restaurants and multicultural vibe. You can walk there in minutes from the action by taking the level crossing over the tracks, behind the stadium.

(I'm using the Montreal convention for geographical directions, something that can puzzle visitors. The street grid is laid out relative to the old St. Lawrence River waterfront but it's skewed relative to true compass directions.)

Getting to the park

Free transit fares are included with your tennis tickets.

There are several ways to get to Jarry Park by public transit from downtown:

If for some reason you don't have any pass with your tickets, there's a cornucopia of fare formats available in any metro station. For buses you need exact change ($3.25 for adults, $2.25 for obvious children); in the metro, the ticket taker in the booth will give you change.

A bit of history

The Uniprix Stadium, where the Rogers Cup is held in Montreal, was originally a baseball stadium, used by the National League's Montreal Expos from 1969. After the Expos moved to the Olympic Stadium in 1976 the Jarry Park stadium was used for other purposes. Its first international tennis tournament was held in 1981, and it was renamed Du Maurier Stadium in 1987. In 2004, with tobacco advertising banned from sports, it was renamed after the Uniprix chain of Quebec pharmacies.

The Rogers Cup is the current name for the Canadian Open, originally held for men's tennis in 1881 and for women's tennis in 1892. In recent years, Toronto and Montreal have traded off: in odd-numbered years, the men's tournament is held in Montreal and the women's in Toronto, and vice versa in even-numbered years. Men compete in Montreal in 2017.

Other concurrent events

Osheaga August 4-6
Montreal Highland Games August 6
Otakuthon anime convention, August 4-6
Italian Week August 4-13
Under Pressure August 9-13
Île Soniq August 10-12
Orientalys August 10-13
Matsuri Japon Japanese festival, August 12