De La Concorde is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro. This station also provides a connection to the adjacent exo commuter train line to St-Jerome at the surface.
It is one of the most recent stations to open and was part of the Orange Line's expansion into Laval, which opened in 2007. The station is named after the nearby boulevard de la Concorde, which itself is named after the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The station is visually stunning, starting with the surface-level entrance that features the famous metro logo on its glass windows. As you approach the escalators and stairs, you pass underneath a large sweeping glass dome, which accentuates the descent into the cavernous station below. The dome accentuates the depth of the station and the journey underground.
Once at the mezzanine level, passing through the fare gates leads you to the accesses to the platforms, located directly ahead and to the sides. The stairs and platforms are separated by beautiful glass curtain walls, featuring enlarged green grass imagery, creating this bright and colourful ambiance in an otherwise deep place. The station cavern also has several skylights, allowing natural light to enter from above. The light rays that get cast on the walls also shift with the passage of the day.
Further along, in the tunnelled section of the platforms, the walls transform into blue ceramic tiles, adding much colour to this smaller space.
The most unique features of the station are certainly the glass dome, as well as the green grass imagery on the glass at the platforms. All of this combines to create a bright, inviting place to experience and wait for the metro. De La Concorde is among the top must-visit stations on the metro network.
The public artwork is located outside of the station, just across from the glass dome. It is entitled "Nos allers-retours", which translated means "our departures and returns", quite fitting for a train and metro station. It is made up of various metal pipes and tubes that are twisted and tangled together, in the colours of the metro's lines. The colour purple is added into the mix to represent the nearby exo train station. This artwork was created by Yves Gendreau.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: April 28, 2007
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: Cartier
- Following Station: Montmorency
- Entrances: 1
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 1,771,294
- Weekday Average: 7,226
- Saturday Average: 2,160
- Sunday Average: 1,607
The numbers above are the total sum of entries at the station for the year 2019. Transfers between lines and exits from the station are not counted. The weekday and weekend averages are based on the fall 2019 period of Sept 3 to Dec 6, 2019.