Frontenac (Montreal Metro)
|Address||2570, rue Ontario est
|Depth||23.2 metres (76 feet 1 inch), 10th deepest|
|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|
|Passengers ()||2,149,285 entrances in 2006, 42nd of 68|
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.
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
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
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|356 Lachine/Montreal-Trudeau/Des Sources||Overnight||Map||Schedule|
|360 Avenue des Pins||Overnight||Map||Schedule|
|769 La Ronde||Summer Seasonal after 12:30AM||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
- 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
- Frontenac Station - official site
- Montreal by Metro, metrodemontreal.com - photos, information, and trivia
- 2011 STM System Map
- Metro Map