Frontenac station

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Frontenac
Frontenac Station MontrealMetro.jpg
Location2570, Ontario Street East, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°32′00″N 73°33′07″W / 45.53333°N 73.55194°W / 45.53333; -73.55194Coordinates: 45°32′00″N 73°33′07″W / 45.53333°N 73.55194°W / 45.53333; -73.55194
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth23.2 metres (76 feet 1 inch), 10th deepest
ArchitectRobillard, Jette, et Beaudoin
Christian Bisson (kiosk built in 1999)
History
Opened19 December 1966
Traffic
Passengers2,149,285 entrances in 2006, 42nd of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Angrignon
Green Line

Frontenac station is a Montreal Metro 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 Green Line.

Overview[edit]

Although part of the original network of the Metro, it opened two months after the rest of the system, on December 19, 1966. It served as the eastern terminus of the Green Line until the extension to Honoré-Beaugrand was completed in 1976. It is also the only station on the original Green Line not located under De Maisonneuve Boulevard.

Designed by Robillard, Jetté et Beaudoin, it is a normal side platform station built in tunnel. A transept provides access via several long escalators to the entrance, which was recently rebuilt according to a design by Christian Bisson.

Renovations occurred in November–December 2005, when the station was closed during weekends.

Origin of the name[edit]

Frontenac station takes its name from nearby Rue Frontenac, which in turn is named for Louis de Buade, sieur de Frontenac et de Palluau. The godson of King Louis XIII of France, he was governor-general of New France between 1672 and his death in 1698. Frontenac is famous for repelling the attack of Sir William Phips, saying, "I will not respond to your general but through the mouths of my cannons and with gunfire."

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
Autobusmontréal.svg 85 Hochelaga
Autobusmontréal.svg 94 Iberville
Autobusmontréal.svg 125 Ontario
Autobusmontréal.svg 185 Sherbooke
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle
S-nuit.gif 353 Lacordaire/Maurice-Duplessis
S-nuit.gif 355 Pie-IX
S-nuit.gif 356 Lachine/Montreal-Trudeau/Des Sources
S-nuit.gif 357 Saint-Michel
S-nuit.gif 358 Sainte-Catherine
S-nuit.gif 360 Avenue des Pins
S-nuit.gif 362 Hochelaga/Notre-Dame
S-nuit.gif 364 Sherbrooke/Joseph-Renaud
S-nuit.gif 368 Mont-Royal

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • Place Frontenac
  • Maison de la culture et bibliothèque Frontenac
  • Éco-quartier de Sainte-Marie
  • Parc Médéric-Martin
  • Centre Jean-Claude Malépard
  • Bain Mathieu - Société pour promouvoir les arts gigantesques (SPAG)
  • Maison Norman Bethune

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