Montmorency is a station on the Montreal Metro's Orange Line, located on the north shore in Laval. This is the northern terminus of the Orange Line.
The station received its name from François de Montmorency-Laval, who was the first bishop of Quebec and New France from 1674-1688.
The station has several entrances and also includes a large outdoor and indoor parking facility. One entrance is integrated with the bus terminal that serves STL, exo and MRC services. Another is via the indoor parking garage. There is also an indoor integrated entrance with the campus de l'UdeM à Laval and a street-level entrance. All this leads to there being several paths available to reach the Metro. One of the more interesting routes is to pass through the parking garage and take the elevator to the P4 level. From there, a long corridor followed by more stairs/elevators will bring you immediately next to the fare gates. This is an alternative to the usual path of the stairs and long escalators from the surface.
Once at the mezzanine level, you will find the long line of fare gates. Passing through, the departure platform can be reached by the stairs immediately to the left and right. The access to the arrivals platform continues across the enclosed overhead walkway.
The platform area is nicely decorated with colourful angled stripes of tiles, despite being 20 metres below the surface. The ceiling is exceptionally high and vaulting, and is among the highest in the metro network, with arch-shaped supports located underneath. With lots of space, seating along the sides of the platform, and ample illumination, the space is pleasant to wait for the next train. As it is a terminus station, there is usually a train stopped on the departures platform for several minutes, so it is rare to have to wait before being able to board.
The unique features of the station revolve around the many accesses and entrances, the large outdoor and indoor parking (4 levels), as well as the connected university campus and the large bus terminal.
The main artwork is located above the escalator and stairs linking the upper level to the mezzanine. It is entitled "Les fluides" and was created by Hélène Rochette. It consists of several suspended sculptures, made in bright colours, with plenty of curves, creating an organic shape.
- Opening Date: April 26, 2007
- Line: 2
- Previous Station: De La Concorde
- Entrances: 4
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 5,590,748
- Weekday Average: 21,294
- Saturday Average: 10,367
- Sunday Average: 7,654
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.