Villa-Maria (Montreal Metro)
|Location||4331, boul. Décarie, Montreal
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||19.8 metres (65 feet), 14th deepest|
|Opened||7 September 1981|
|Passengers||2,761,290 entrances in 2006, 32nd of 68|
Villa-Maria 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 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The station is a normal side platform station, and has an entrance at its south end. The entrance is located in a bus loop.
Origin of name
The surrounding lands were once owned by the Decarie family. The land was sold in 1795 to Sir James Monk and the Monk residence built in 1804. This is the central section of the present-day Villa Maria school. In 1844, the building was leased to the Crown as a residence for the Governors-Generals of Canada. (Lord Metcalfe, Earl Cathcart, and Lord Elgin all resided on the Monklands.)
The property became a country hotel for five years, after which time it was purchased by the nuns of Congregation-de-Notre-Dame in 1854, who turned it into a private girls school which they named Villa Maria. The metro station was built at the foot of the Villa Maria property.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
|17 Décarie||All-day, Located a few blocks west on Girouard||Map||Schedule|
|63 Girouard||Weekdays before 8:00PM, Saturdays before 7:00PM, Located a few blocks west on Girouard||Map||Schedule|
|102 Somerled||All-day, Located a few blocks west on Girouard||Map||Schedule|
|371 Décarie||Overnight, Located a few blocks west on Girouard||Map||Schedule|
Nearby points of interest
- Marianopolis College
- Villa Maria Girls School
- Marymount Academy
- The Monkland Village
- MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
- Centennial Academy
- "Villa-Maria Metro Station". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2009-07-11.