Built as part of the Green Line extension to Angrignon, LaSalle Station opened in September 1978 in Verdun. The station features side platforms in an open layout. There is only one entrance located on Caisse Street. The station is named after the nearby LaSalle Boulevard, not the borough as it is not located in Lasalle. The station was designed by Didier, Gillon et Larouche and has only seen minor refurbishments since its opening. The station is the recipient of an Award of Excellent by Canadian Architect Magazine. The station is not fully-accessible.
A feature often seen in other Green Line stations, cannulated concrete is used throughout the station. This is done to emphasize the slant in the walls that is reminiscent of the former factories that occupied the area.
In 1984, a name change to Curé-Caisse was approved by the Montreal Urban Community (before the amalgamation of the many cities on the Island), to better reflect the area in which the station is located. Ultimately, the change was never enacted, with LaSalle keeping its original name.
Located above the fare gates and concourse of the station, Mural, an installation by Peter Gnass is composed of multifaceted polished stainless steel panels that reflect the sunlight onto the concourse. It acts as a mirror of the various movements of the crowd.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: September 3, 1978
- Line: 1
- Previous Station: De L'Église
- Following Station: Charlevoix
- Entrances: 1
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 1,511,712
- Weekday Average: 5,236
- Saturday Average: 3,074
- Sunday Average: 2,420
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.