Peel (Montreal Metro)

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Peel
Peel-Metro-Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1008, 1011, 1115 boul. de Maisonneuve and 1465 Stanley Street, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′03″N 73°34′29″W / 45.50083°N 73.57472°W / 45.50083; -73.57472Coordinates: 45°30′03″N 73°34′29″W / 45.50083°N 73.57472°W / 45.50083; -73.57472
Connections
Depth 10.7 metres (35 feet 1 inch), 49th deepest
Other information
Opened 14 October 1966
Architect Papineau, Gérin-Lajoie, and Leblanc
Operator Société de transport de Montréal
OPUS card vending machine and recharge
Traffic
Passengers () 7,077,023 entrances in 2011, 8th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Peel is a station on the Green Line of the 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.[1] The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the metro.

Architecture and art[edit]

Ceramic Circle by Jean-Paul Mousseau.
The interior of Peel Station and its floating mezzanine.

Designed by Papineau, Gérin-Lajoie, and Leblanc, it is a normal side platform station, built in open-cut under boul. De Maisonneuve. Its mezzanine floats within the open-cut volume, supported by pillars and beams, and contains ticket barriers at either end with the fare-paid zone in the centre. There are two entrances at the west end of the station, one with shops and services, and three at the east end, including underground city access to Les Cours Mont-Royal and points east. All of the street entrances are integrated into other buildings.

A circular theme is present throughout the station's decor, there are bright single color circles on light panels surrounding the advertising posters, circles in the marble of one entrance, circular tiles on the floor and walls but the best-known works of art in the station, and the main artwork are a series of 54 large circles (of which 37 remain) by Jean-Paul Mousseau, one of the few artworks to be integrated into the architecture of the original network rather than commissioned later. Created in collaboration with ceramist Claude Vermette, these circles, set in floors and walls throughout the station, are mainly in tones of orange or blue streaked with other colors. A sculpture by Maurice Lemieux entitled Enterspace stands outside the Peel Nord entrance.

Origin of the name[edit]

Underground tunnels at Peel metro station.

The station is named for Peel Street, which in turn was named for Sir Robert Peel, British Prime Minister from 1834 to 1835 and again from 1841 to 1846. He is best known for creating London's police department while Home Secretary, thus giving them their nickname of "Bobbies."

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 15 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound All-day, Located one block south on Ste-Catherine Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 107 Verdun All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound Overnight, Located one block south on Ste-Catherine Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Express.svg 420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Weekdays before 8:00PM, Mornings towards Downtown and Afternoons from Downtown, Located on Metcalfe and Ste-Catherine Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 715 Old Port/Old Montreal All-day before 10:00PM, Located next to InfoTouriste on Metcalfe and Ste-Catherine Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Exits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peel Metro Station

External links[edit]