Place-des-Arts (Montreal Metro)

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Place-des-Arts
Place-des-Arts Metro-Station.jpg
Location 2020, rue de Bleury, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′29″N 73°34′07″W / 45.50806°N 73.56861°W / 45.50806; -73.56861Coordinates: 45°30′29″N 73°34′07″W / 45.50806°N 73.56861°W / 45.50806; -73.56861
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth 11.6 metres (38 feet 1 inch), 47th deepest
Architect David, Boulva, et Clève
History
Opened 14 October 1966
Traffic
Passengers 6,995,590 entrances in 2013, 9th of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Place-des-Arts 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, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro.

Overview[edit]

Place-des-Arts metro station platform.

Designed by David, Boulva, et Cleve, it is a normal side platform station built in open cut under boul. De Maisonneuve, with two ticket halls joined by corridors that surround and overlook the platforms. The eastern mezzanine includes staircases with one-way exit-only turnstiles. The station is joined by underground city to Place des Arts and Université du Québec à Montréal, and has additional four street-level exits.

The station's walls are coved in light-blue bricks in a zig-zag layout.

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time until the next train arrives.

The station has 4 entrances:

1555, rue Jeanne-Mance
2020, rue de Bleury
1990, rue de Bleury
150, rue Ontario

Architecture and art[edit]

Stained glass mural entitled L'histoire de la musique à Montréal ("history of music in Montreal").

The station features art by Frédéric Back: a massive stained glass mural entitled L'histoire de la musique à Montréal ("history of music in Montreal"). The work is composed of thousands of layered pieces of glass backlit by 105 lighting tubes and supported by a tonne of steel. The glass surface is rippled, causing the brilliant colours to shimmer ethereally. The work was originally intended to be an homage to four important Quebec musical artists: the composers Calixa Lavallée, Guillaume Couture, and Alexis Contant, and soprano Dame Emma Albani. Unveiled on December 20, 1967, this stained glass was the first work of art to be commissioned for the Metro system. In 2008 the lighting system was completely renovated by the lighting artist Axel Morgenthaler.

The second work of art is a hand-glazed ceramic mosaic by the artist Saskia Siebrand, installed in 2005. It contains tiles of over 300 colours, all custom hand-glazed.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for the Place des Arts cultural complex. Opened in 1963, this complex includes five concert halls, including the largest multipurpose concert hall in Canada, and an art museum.

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 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Southbound All-day, Located on St-Urbain Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 80 Avenue du Parc, Southbound All-day, Located on De Bleury Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 80 Avenue du Parc, Northbound All-day, Located on Du Président-Kennedy and Jeanne-Mance Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 125 Ontario All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Southbound All-day, Located on De Bleury Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Northbound All-day, Located on Du Président-Kennedy and Jeanne-Mance Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Southbound Overnight, Located on St-Urbain Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 365 Avenue du Parc, Southbound Overnight Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 365 Avenue du Parc, Northbound Overnight, Located on Jeanne-Mance and Du Président-Kennedy Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Reserved.svg 435 Express Du Parc/Côte-des-Neiges, Southbound (Westbound) Rush Hours, Located on De Bleury Map Schedule
STM Metrobus Reserved.svg 435 Express Du Parc/Côte-des-Neiges, Northbound (Eastbound) Rush Hours, Located on Du Président-Kennedy and Jeanne-Mance Map Schedule
Agence métropolitaine de transport
No. and Route Name Service Times Route Map Schedule
935 Trainbus Blainville/Centre-ville, operated by the STM, Southbound. Rush Hours Map Morning Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Connected via the underground city[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place-des-Arts Metro Station

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