The Stations

Guy-Concordia

Guy-Concordia is a station on the Green Line of Montreal's Metro. The station was originally named Guy for the street on which it is found (rue Guy), however, in 1988, it was renamed Guy-Concordia to recognize that it serves the Concordia University campus.

The station has two entrances, both integrated into other buildings such as the university.  Since 2010, all main buildings of Concordia University's campus connect underground to the Guy-Concordia station. On the mezzanine level, there is a fair number of retail outlets, including coffee shops and more. 

The station's layout is fairly straightforward. Once through the fare gates, additional escalators bring passengers down to the lower level, where they can reach either platform by way of an overhead walkway. The access to the platforms has additional visual appeal as there are bright red, yellow, grey and black ceramic tiles on the floor and walls by the stairs. The stairs also reach the platforms about 15-20 feet ahead of the end of the train, which is fairly rare in the metro. After the stairs, the visual look changes to a more standard grey and white tile floor and wall arrangement along the rest of the platform, however, the bright red colours return for the seating areas and seats themselves.

UNIQUE FEATURES

One unique aspect of this station is the fact that it was the first metro station to be designed by the city's architects. As such, a lot of the design elements used in other stations of the original metro network were first developed here.

The station is always among the top 5 busiest stations on the metro system due to its downtown location and its connection with the university it serves.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: October 14, 1966
  • Line: 1
  • Previous Station: Atwater
  • Following Station: Peel
  • Entrances: 2