Beaudry (Montreal Metro)
|Location||1255, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||25.9 metres (85 feet), 4th deepest|
Béïque, Thout, Legault (new kiosk built in 1999)
|Opened||21 December 1966|
|Passengers||1,312,933 entrances in 2013, 61st of 68|
Beaudry 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 in Montreal's Gay Village, part of the Centre-South district 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 network, on December 21, 1966.
Designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, it is a normal side platform station, built in-tunnel; a transept leads to a long inclined moving sidewalk, the only one of its kind in the Metro, traversing the distance between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Saint Catherine Street, on which the entrance is located. This moving sidewalk has been a burden to the STM because it is unique and replacement parts must be custom built.
The walls in the entrance building, ticket hall, passage to the platforms, and transept area were updated in a stylish light slate blue and stainless steel scheme. The platform is covered in a cream-and-brown tile pattern, however during the renovation in 1999 part of the walls near the exits were redone in the blue tiles and stainless steel pattern.
Architecture and art
The station was renovated and partially redecorated in the Réno-Métro program in 1999. Part of this work included a large new glassed-in entrance building by Béïque, Thuot, and Legault; a unique part of its design are rainbow-coloured masts over the door, an homage to Montreal's large gay and lesbian neighbourhood, the Village (Village gai), which the station serves. These were created by Jacques Thibault.
Origin of the name
The station is named for Beaudry Street. Pierre Beaudry (1774–1848) was the landowner across whose farm the street was opened; he also donated the land on which the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church was built.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|15 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||All-day||Map||Schedule|
|15 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound||All-day, Located one block north on De Maisonneuve||Map||Schedule|
|358 Sainte-Catherine, Eastbound||Overnight||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
- The Village
- Maison Radio-Canada
- Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Montreal
- Écomusée du fier monde
- Marché Saint-Jacques
- Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church - Centre Saint-Pierre
- CLSC des Faubourgs
- See also CLSC
- Sky Complex
- Complexe Le Bourbon
- Parc de l'Espoir
- Club Unity
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