Place-Saint-Henri station

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Place-Saint-Henri
PlaceSaintHenri Metro.jpg
Location555, rue Saint-Ferdinand, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°28′38″N 73°35′12″W / 45.47722°N 73.58667°W / 45.47722; -73.58667Coordinates: 45°28′38″N 73°35′12″W / 45.47722°N 73.58667°W / 45.47722; -73.58667
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth17.7 metres (58 feet 1 inch), 20th deepest
ArchitectJulien Hébert & Jean-Louis Lalonde
History
Opened28 April 1980
Traffic
Passengers2,141,667 entrances in 2006, 43rd of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

Place-Saint-Henri station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Le Sud-Ouest 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 the Saint-Henri neighbourhood.

The station opened on April 28, 1980, as the western terminus of the first extension of the Orange Line, replacing Bonaventure station as the terminus until the extension to Snowdon station opened in 1981.

Overview[edit]

The station is a normal side platform station, connected by long stairwells to a large mezzanine. The station has three accesses; one is a conventional access within a bus loop, while the other two are open-air staircases linked to an underground gallery connected to the mezzanine. These make Place-Saint-Henri one of the only three stations in Montreal to have uncovered accesses (with Bonaventure and Square-Victoria-OACI station).

The station was designed by Julien Hébert and Jean-Louis Lalonde. It originally contained two artworks: a mural by Hébert in the mezzanine, entitled Bonheur d'occasion, featuring the title of the famous book by Gabrielle Roy (in English called The Tin Flute), set in the neighbourhood; and a motorized mobile sculpture by Jacques de Tonnancour suspended in the mezzanine and over the platforms.

A statue of Jacques Cartier by Joseph-Arthur Vincent, created in 1896, was moved to the station and placed in a light shaft over the Côte-Vertu platform. It had formerly crowned a fountain in a nearby park, but was removed, moved to the station, and replaced with a copy after having crumbled due to exposure.

Origin of the name[edit]

This station is named for place Saint-Henri, a short street and public square between rue Saint-Jacques and rue Notre-Dame. The place and the district took their name from a chapel built in 1810 and placed under the protection of Saint Henry, possibly to commemorate Henri-Auguste Roux (1798–1831), superior of Saint-Sulpice Seminary.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
Autobusmontréal.svg 17 Décarie
Autobusmontréal.svg 36 Monk
Autobusmontréal.svg 77 Station Lionel-Groulx/CUSM
Autobusmontréal.svg 78 Laurendeau
Autobusmontréal.svg 191 Broadway/Provost
S-nuit.gif 371 Décarie

Nearby points of interest[edit]

  • École secondaire Saint-Henri - École des métiers du Sud-Ouest
  • Piscine Saint-Henri
  • Parc Saint-Henri
  • CLSC Saint-Henri
  • Parc Sir-Georges-Étienne-Cartier
  • POPIR Comité Logement
  • Institut technique Aviron
  • Parc Louis-Cyr
  • Théâtre Dôme
  • Musée des ondes Emile-Berliner

In popular culture[edit]

Scenes from Denys Arcand's film Jésus de Montréal ("Jesus of Montreal") were filmed in the station.[2]

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