Villa-Maria (Montreal Metro)

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Villa-Maria
Villa-Maria metro.jpg
Location 4331, boul. Décarie, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°28′46″N 73°37′11″W / 45.47944°N 73.61972°W / 45.47944; -73.61972Coordinates: 45°28′46″N 73°37′11″W / 45.47944°N 73.61972°W / 45.47944; -73.61972
Operated by Société de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth 19.8 metres (65 feet), 14th deepest
Architect André Léonard
History
Opened 7 September 1981
Traffic
Passengers 2,761,290 entrances in 2006, 32nd of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Villa-Maria is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1]

Overview[edit]

The station is a normal side platform station, and has an entrance at its south end. The entrance is located in a bus loop.

The station was designed by André Léonard and contains mural sculptures by the architect.

Origin of name[edit]

Villa-Maria station takes its name from the nearby Villa Maria (school) school, which in turn takes its name from the Latin House of Mary.

The surrounding lands were once owned by the Decarie family. The land was sold in 1795 to Sir James Monk and the Monk residence built in 1804. This is the central section of the present-day Villa Maria school. In 1844, the building was leased to the Crown as a residence for the Governors-Generals of Canada. (Lord Metcalfe, Earl Cathcart, and Lord Elgin all resided on the Monklands.)

The property became a country hotel for five years, after which time it was purchased by the nuns of Congregation-de-Notre-Dame in 1854, who turned it into a private girls school which they named Villa Maria. The metro station was built at the foot of the Villa Maria property.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route Service Times Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 17 Décarie All-day, Located a few blocks west on Girouard Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 24 Sherbrooke All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 63 Girouard Weekdays before 8:00PM, Saturdays before 7:00PM, Located a few blocks west on Girouard Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 102 Somerled All-day, Located a few blocks west on Girouard Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 103 Monkland All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 162 Westminster All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 371 Décarie Overnight, Located a few blocks west on Girouard Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villa-Maria Metro Station". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 

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