Place-des-Arts is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro.
It was named in honour of Place des Arts, the famous performing centre hosting a variety of cultural events including theatre and music, which is also attached to the station.
The station has two side platforms and is beautiful with brick walls in zig-zag forms which are in different shades of grey (including blueish grey) mixed with floors whose colours alternate between light grey and green. Since it is made by the same architects as Atwater (David, Boulva, Clève), it brings the same impression of proximity.
In addition to its namesake, this station is also in proximity to Complexe Desjardins, which includes a shopping mall, a hotel and offices, as well as Edifice Jean-Lesage, which is the headquarter of Hydro-Québec.
There are four official entrances to the station: 1555 Jeanne-Mance, 2020 de Bleury, 1990 de Bleury, and 150 Ontario.
Its zig-zag walls are quite unique. In addition, along with a few stations of the Green Line including McGill and Beaudry, this station appears in the movie "C't'a ton tour, Laura Cadieux."
This station is home to the first piece of art of the Montreal Metro, which is a painted glass mural by Frederick Back which is called 'Les arts lyriques'.It refers to Montreal's musical history and events. There is also a mosaic made by Saskia Siebrand over the Angrignon tunnel.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: October 14, 1966
- Line: 1
- Previous Station: McGill
- Following Station: Saint-Laurent
- Entrances: 4
STATION RIDERSHIP (2019)
- Total Entries: 8,154,797
- Weekday Average: 27,856
- Saturday Average: 15,909
- Sunday Average: 11,768
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.