Guy-Concordia (Montreal Metro)
|Address||1801, boul. de Maisonneuve and 1445, Guy Street, Montreal
|Depth||19.2 metres (63 feet), 16th deepest|
|Opened||14 October 1966|
|Operator||Société de transport de Montréal|
|OPUS card||vending machine and recharge|
|Passengers ()||8,437,671 entrances in 2011, 3rd of 68|
Guy-Concordia 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 downtown in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro. It has consistently been one of the network's busiest stations, ranking 5th in 2000, 2001, 4th from 2002 to 2007, and 3rd since 2008.
Before the station underwent renovations, the walls on the platform where covered in an orange-brown glazed tile pattern that still covers some of the walls in the access areas. These tile were replaced with a more modern style glazed ceramic white tiles, multicolored tile mosaics over the seats, and white stone floors.
Designed by J.A. Chicoine, it is a normal side platform station, built in tunnel with a transept, ticket hall, and access at each end. The eastern access contains shops and services, and an underground city connection to five Concordia University buildings: EV, MB, GM, LB and H buildings.
There are several shops and services directly in the station, including a Tim Hortons, Uniprix, a "Belle Pizza", a Harmony pastry shop, a hair salon, a cyber cafe, shoe store and another small cafe. The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the amount of time left until the next train arrives. This was the third station after Berri-UQAM and McGill to have the screens installed.
Origin of the name
The station was originally called Guy after the street where it is located: Guy Street. On January 1, 1988, it was renamed Guy-Concordia to reflect the fact that it serves the Sir George Williams campus of Concordia University.
Concordia University was created in August 1974 from the fusion of Sir George Williams University and Loyola College. It takes its name from the motto of Montreal: concordia salus, "prosperity through concord".
On April 7, 2010, all of Concordia University's main buildings are connected through a system of underground passages leading to the Guy-Concordia station. A new tunnel was added to the already-existing tunnel that connects the Hall building with the LB building and leads to the station, exiting near the Uniprix store located near the turnstiles.
The new JMSB building, which opened to students in September 2009 features a tunnel stretching under Guy street that connects it with the EV building, opposite the location of the Le Gym. This major tunnel is 396 feet long and lined with ceramic tiles, with display panels for added visual interest.
In March 2012, the St-Mathieu exit of the station underwent renovation work that included new flooring, ceilings, walls, lighting, as well as sprinkler and electrical systems. The escalators also underwent an overhaul and motorized doors were added to the station’s entrance and exit. This work represents the second major renovations performed to the station since its construction in 1966.
When work at the St-Mathieu Street exit was complete in August 2012, similar renovations commenced at the Guy Street entrance. This work included new flooring, ceilings, walls, as well as adding four turnstiles for increased traffic.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|15 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|15 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||All-day, Located one block south on Ste-Catherine||Map||Schedule|
|57 Pointe-Saint-Charles, Westbound (Northbound)||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|57 Pointe-Saint-Charles, Eastbound (Southbound)||All-day, Located one block south on Ste-Catherine||Map||Schedule|
|66 The Boulevard||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|166 Queen Mary||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|358 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||Overnight, Located one block south on Ste-Catherine||Map||Schedule|
|427 Express Saint-Joseph||Rush Hours, Morning Arrivals and Afternoon Departures||Map||Schedule|
|435 Express Du Parc/Côte-des-Neiges||Rush Hours||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
Connected via the underground city
- Concordia University Engineering and Visual Arts (EV) Building
- Concordia University Guy Metro Annex (GM) Building
- Concordia University John Molson School of Business (MB) Building
- Concordia University Henry F. Hall Building (social sciences and humanities)
- Concordia University John Wilson McConnell Library Building
- Concordia University, Sir George Williams Campus
- Quartier Concordia
- Canadian Centre for Architecture
- CLSC Métro
- See also CLSC
- Éco-quartier Peter-McGill
- Astral Media (CJAD, CJFM-FM & CHOM-FM)
- Faubourg Sainte-Catherine
- Collège de Montréal
- Golden Square Mile
- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
- Norman Bethune Square
- Musée Marguerite d'Youville
- Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple
- Grand séminaire de Montréal
- Montreal General Hospital
- Cuban Consulate-General
- The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
- Trafalgar School for Girls
- Guy-Concordia Station
- Quartier goes underground - Concordia Journal - Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Guy-Concordia (Montreal Metro).|
- Guy-Concordia Station - official site
- Montreal by Metro, metrodemontreal.com - photos, information, and trivia
- 2011 STM System Map
- 2011 Downtown System Map
- Metro Map