Bonaventure station

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General information
Location955, rue de la Cathédrale
Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W5
Coordinates45°29′53″N 73°34′02″W / 45.49806°N 73.56722°W / 45.49806; -73.56722Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 73°34′02″W / 45.49806°N 73.56722°W / 45.49806; -73.56722
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
  • VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Amtrak at Gare Centrale
Depth22.6 metres (74 feet 2 inches), 11th deepest
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectVictor Prus
Opened13 February 1967
2020[1][2]3,071,470 Decrease 67.4%
Rank7 of 68
Preceding station Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro Following station
Lucien-L'Allier Orange Line Square-Victoria-OACI

Bonaventure is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It opened on February 13, 1967, four months after most of the initial network. It served as the western terminus of the Orange Line for 14 years until the extension to Place-Saint-Henri station opened in 1980.


Station's platform.

Designed by Victor Prus, the station is a normal side platform station, built by cut-and-cover in order to provide a large space for the heavily trafficked mezzanine. As a key part of the underground city, the mezzanine has ticket barriers on either side to allow pedestrians to pass from one end of the station to the other side. Footbridges over the tracks below the mezzanine level allow passengers to cross from one platform to the other.

Until 1992, the station had only one outdoor entrance, in front of Windsor Station, and two additional accesses led directly to Place Bonaventure and Montreal Central Station (Gare Centrale) on one end, and the Château Champlain and Place du Canada on the other. When 1000 de La Gauchetière was built directly above the station, additional accesses were added to the office tower and to the Downtown Terminus (metropolitan bus terminal for Réseau de transport de Longueuil and South Shore buses) within it, as well as a street entrance on the western side of the building on Cathédrale Street and improved access to Central Station and Place Bonaventure.

The station is intermodal with the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM)'s commuter train lines through its underground access to Montreal Central Station, the terminus for Mascouche and Mont-Saint-Hilaire lines. Eventually, it will connect also to the Réseau express métropolitain network. There is also underground access to the Lucien-L'Allier train station and to the Lucien-L'Allier Metro station.

Elevators were added between the mezzanine and the platforms in November 2009, making the station more accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, no step-free access to the surface was possible until 2019, when elevators were added connecting the mezzanine level to Terminus Centre-Ville and to the lobby of 1000 De La Gauchetière. The elevators do not allow passengers to change platforms unless they exit the ticket barriers. Another elevator connecting the station to Place du Canada and the Château Champlain, formerly the only elevator in the system, is separated from the mezzanine level by steps.

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

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Place Bonaventure, a major commercial complex containing businesses, the Hôtel Bonaventure (formerly a Hilton Hotel),[4] and the Société de transport de Montréal's headquarters. This was named for Bonaventure Station, a former station on the Grand Trunk Railway, which in turn was named for its location on Saint Bonaventure Street, now Saint Jacques Street. All derive their name from St. Bonaventure, a 13th-century Italian philosopher and mystic.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

The Terminus Centre-Ville
Société de transport de Montréal
Autobusmontréal.svg 36 Monk
Autobusmontréal.svg 61 Wellington
Autobusmontréal.svg 74 Bridge
Autobusmontréal.svg 75 de la Commune
Autobusmontréal.svg 107 Verdun
Autobusmontréal.svg 150 René-Lévesque
Autobusmontréal.svg 168 Cité-du-Havre
Autobusmontréal.svg 178 Pointe-Nord/Île-des-Sœurs
STM Autobus Nuit.svg 350 Verdun/LaSalle
STM Autobus Nuit.svg 355 Pie-IX
STM Autobus Nuit.svg 358 Sainte-Catherine, Westbound
STM Autobus Nuit.svg 364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud
STM Autobus Express.svg 410 Express Notre-Dame
STM Autobus Express.svg 420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Eastbound
STM Autobus Express.svg 430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles
STM Autobus Express.svg 445 Express Papineau[5]
STM Autobus Express.svg 465 Express Côte-des-Neiges[5]
STM Autobus Express.svg 480 Express Du Parc[5]
STM Autobus Navette.svg 715 Old Port/Old Montreal
STM Autobus Navette.svg 747 Express Bus YUL Airport-Downtown
Other connecting bus routes

Nearby points of interest[edit]

Connected via the underground city[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2021-04-16). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2020 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2021.075.
  2. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2020-05-21). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2019 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2020.091.
  3. ^ Bonaventure Metro Station
  4. ^ "Shift", Montreal Info, February 4, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Latest bus news for September". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2019-08-22.

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