Frontenac (Montreal Metro)

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Frontenac
Frontenac Station MontrealMetro.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2570, rue Ontario est
Ville-Marie, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°32′00″N 73°33′07″W / 45.53333°N 73.55194°W / 45.53333; -73.55194Coordinates: 45°32′00″N 73°33′07″W / 45.53333°N 73.55194°W / 45.53333; -73.55194
Connections
Depth 23.2 metres (76 feet 1 inch), 10th deepest
Other information
Opened 19 December 1966
Architect Robillard, Jette, et Beaudoin
Christian Bisson (kiosk built in 1999)
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 2,149,285 entrances in 2006, 42nd of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
MtlMetro1.svg Green Line

Frontenac is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1]

Overview[edit]

Although part of the original network of the metro, it opened two months after the rest of the system, on December 19, 1966. It served as the eastern terminus of the Green Line until the extension to Honoré-Beaugrand was completed in 1976. It is also the only station on the original Green Line not located under boul. De Maisonneuve.

Designed by Robillard, Jetté et Beaudoin, it is a normal side platform station built in tunnel. A transept provides access, via several long escalators, to the entrance, recently rebuilt according to a design by Christian Bisson.

Renovations occurred in November–December 2005, during which time the station was closed during weekends.

Origin of the name[edit]

Frontenac station takes its name from nearby Rue Frontenac, which in turn is named for Louis de Buade, sieur de Frontenac et de Palluau. The godson of King Louis XIII of France, he was governor-general of New France between 1672 and his death in 1698. Frontenac is famous for repelling the attack of Sir William Phips, saying, "I will not respond to your general but through the mouths of my cannons and with gunfire."

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 85 Hochelaga All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 94 Iberville All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 125 Ontario All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 185 Sherbooke All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 353 Lacordaire/Maurice-Duplessis Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 355 Pie-IX Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 356 Lachine/Montreal-Trudeau/Des Sources Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 357 Saint-Michel Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 360 Avenue des Pins Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 362 Hochelaga/Notre-Dame Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 368 Mont-Royal Overnight Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 769 La Ronde Summer Seasonal after 12:30AM Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • Place Frontenac
  • Maison de la culture et bibliothèque Frontenac
  • Éco-quartier de Sainte-Marie
  • Parc Médéric-Martin
  • Centre Jean-Claude Malépard
  • Bain Mathieu - Société pour promouvoir les arts gigantesques (SPAG)
  • Maison Norman Bethune

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frontenac Montreal Metro Station

External links[edit]