Du Collège is a station on the Orange Line of Montreal's Metro. It received its name from the nearby rue du Collège, whose name commemorates the nearby Cégep de Saint-Laurent, which was originally inaugurated as a college in 1847.
The station has two entrances from the street level. Upon entering the station, beautiful illuminated stained glass frames the first escalator passageway, with others located along the outer walls of the mid-level. Once at the mezzanine, the ceiling forms a vaulting and sweeping line above, supported by majestic pillars.
Beyond the fare gates, stairs and elevators give access to the side platforms of the station. In this area, the floor features various patterns such as circles and diamonds, in the tiled flooring. A warm red coloured brick makes up the walls of the platforms.
The unique features of the station are the vaulting sweeping ceiling above the mezzanine, as well as the beautifully illuminated stained glass located between the entrance and the escalators.
The Ionic column on the mezzanine supporting the ceiling is unique in the metro system.
The are several stained-glass windows in the station, created by several different artists.
The northern entrance contains four stained glass windows, one created by Lyse Charland Favretti, and three created by Pierre Osterrath.
The southern entrance contains another stained-glass window Lyse Charland Favretti, as well as an abstract relief in brick by Aurelio Sandonato.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: January 9, 1984
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: Côte-Vertu
- Following Station: De La Savane
- Entrances: 2