Champ-de-Mars is a station on the Orange Line of Montreal's Metro. It received its name from the nearby Champ-de-Mars park that faces Montreal City Hall. The name is the French term for a military parade ground.
This is a rather simple station in both size and layout, however, it sees quite a high volume of passengers due to the nearby destinations as well as it being a popular point of access to the Old Montreal tourist area. The station has one entrance building, which has underground connectivity to the nearby CHUM hospital and medical centre across the street. Surface pedestrian connections provide access to the Old Montreal area.
The station itself has lots of natural light, in part due to the large windows that surround the station building. A beautiful stained glass window created by Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron, showers the mezzanine level in multicoloured light.
Heading down to the platforms, the station is accessible by stairs and elevators. The platform level is located very close to the surface. Lightly beige tiled floor with green accent tiles and tiled walls colour the large platforms.
The most unique feature of the station is its bright and inviting mezzanine thanks to the large windows that wrap around the station. The very shallow depth of the platforms is also quite unique and places it among the least deep in the system.
The large stained-glass window at Champ-de-Mars station was installed in 1968 and was created by Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron. They were the first non-figurative art to be placed in the Metro. The stained-glass window casts beautiful light rays throughout the mezzanine and is stunning to see, day or night.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: October 14, 1966
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: Place-d'Armes
- Following Station: Berri-UQAM
- Entrances: 1