Georges-Vanier (Montreal Metro)
|Location||2040, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||17.7 metres (58 feet 1 inch), 20th deepest|
|Opened||28 April 1980|
|Passengers||773,078 entrances in 2011, 68th of 68|
Georges-Vanier 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 Little Burgundy area of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The station, designed by architect Pierre-W. Major, is a normal side platform station, and has one access. The huge underground volume of the station mezzannine is lighted by a single, round skylight, and is decorated with a sculpture, Un arbre dans le parc, by Michel Dernuet, is situated on the Côte-Vertu platform; it is a large concrete pillar with illuminated branches, representing a tree. The wall facing the easternmost stairs for the Montmorency platform is faced with blue ceramic symbolizing a fresh spring in the woods.
This station is the least used in the network; it was 68th of 68 in traffic in 2011, with 773,078 passengers embarking here.
Origin of the name
This station is named for the boul. Georges-Vanier, named for the Rt. Hon. Georges-Philias Vanier. Born a few steps from the street that now bears his name, Major-General Vanier was a distinguished soldier in World War I and Canada's ambassador to all Allied governments in World War II. He served as the 19th Governor General of Canada, the first French-Canadian to occupy that position, from 1959 until his death.
Connecting bus routes
No bus routes serve this station.
Nearby points of interest
- Centre communautaire Bon-Pasteur
- Black Community Centre
- Canadian Centre for Architecture
- Église St. Anthony of Padua
2008 station closure
On May 26, 2008 the STM announced the temporary closure of the Georges-Vanier station from June 2, 2008 to September 5, 2008 due to major repairs needed at the station.