The Stations

Place-des-Arts

Overview

Place-des-Arts is a station of the Green Line of the Montreal Metro.

It was named in honor of Place des Arts, the famous performing centre hosting a variety of cultural events including theatre and music, which is also attached to the station.

The station has two side platforms, and is beautiful with brick walls in zig zag forms which are in different shades of grey (including blueish grey) mixed with floors whose colors alternate between light grey and green.Since it is made by the same architects as Atwater (David, Boulva, Clève), it brings the same impression of proximity.

In addition to its namesake, this station is also at proximity to Complexe Desjardins, which includes a shopping mall, a hotel and offices, as well as Edifice Jean-Lesage, which is the headquarter of Hydro-Québec.

There are four official entrances to the station: 1555 Jeanne-Mance, 2020 de Bleury, 1990 de Bleury, and 150 Ontario.


Unique Features

Its zig zag walls are quite unique.

In addition, along with a few stations of the Green Line including McGill and Beaudry, this station appears in the movie "C't'a ton tour, Laura Cadieux."

Station Map



Station Facts 

  • Opening Date: October 14, 1966
  • Line: 1
  • Previous Station: McGill
  • Following Station: Saint-Laurent
  • Entrances: 4

Public Artwork

This station is home to the first piece of art of the Montreal Metro, which is a painted glass mural by Frederick Back which is called 'Les arts lyriques'.It refers to Montreal musical history and events. There is also a mosaika made by Saskia Siebrand over the Angrignon tunnel.


Platform Photos


Interior Photos


Exterior Photos




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