Champ-de-Mars station (Montreal Metro)

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Location940, rue Sanguinet, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′36″N 73°33′23″W / 45.51000°N 73.55639°W / 45.51000; -73.55639Coordinates: 45°30′36″N 73°33′23″W / 45.51000°N 73.55639°W / 45.51000; -73.55639
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Depth6.1 metres (20 feet), 59th deepest
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectAdalbert Niklewicz
Opened14 October 1966
Passengers1,883,727 entrances in 2013, 48th of 68
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Champ-de-Mars station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It is located in Old Montreal by the Champ de Mars park. It opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original Metro network.


Designed by Adalbert Niklewicz, it is a normal side platform station, built in open cut due to the presence of weak Utica shale in the surrounding rock. Its entrance is located near a series of tunnels that cross the Autoroute Ville-Marie, giving access to Old Montreal.

Architecture and art[edit]

The stained glass, installed in 1968

One of the most important artworks in the Metro, a set of stained glass windows by noted Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron, illuminates the mezzanine of this station. These windows, one of the artist's masterpieces and her most famous work, were given by the Government of Quebec in 1968. They were the first work of non-figurative art to be commissioned for the Metro, representing the first official entrance of Automatist art in the system.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for Champ-de-Mars, a public park facing Montreal City Hall. The name is the French term for a military parade ground. It was formerly crossed by the city's fortifications, demolished in the 19th century, the foundations of which can still be seen. It was later turned into a parking lot, which was replaced by a park in 1980s.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Autobusmontréal.svg 14 Amherst
Autobusmontréal.svg 129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine
S-nuit.gif 361 Saint-Denis

Nearby points of interest[edit]

City Hall, January 2006


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