It was the first filling station on the island, and the first designed by Mies, who had worked in collaboration with local architect Paul H. Lapointe on the project. The station was commissioned by Imperial Oil.
The borough of Verdun transformed the building into a community arts centre.Eric Gauthier is the lead architect on the project, which saw the two glass pavilions rebuilt to their original 3,000- and 1,000-square-foot (93 m2) sizes.
The building is repurpose as La Station, a community centre for teens and people over 50 years of age. The two main buildings have been dubbed the salle blanche (English: white room) and salle noire (English: black room), named after their floor colours. The original glass-enclosed attendant's booth serves as a life-sized display case of Mies’ and the building’s history, with the former fuel dispensers marked by ventilation shafts. The centre uses geothermal energy.