The Stations

Saint-Laurent

Saint-Laurent is a station on the Green Line of Montreal's Metro. The station is named after the nearby Saint-Laurent boulevard in Montreal, which is the reference line for streets being called East or West.

The station is one of the original metro stations that opened in 1966. The overall layout is fairly simple with only one entrance and an easy-to-follow path from there to reach the mezzanine and platforms. Originally, the station was planned to have additional entrances, however to this day, the single entrance remains the only one, despite plans for development around the station surfacing from time to time.

The station is quite plain in its appearance and amenities. The interior consists mostly of various shades of beige, with a few accents in red on the platforms. The station was built cut and cover. As a result, the station is quite cavernous, so much so that it feels quite a bit larger than it needs to be. 

One interesting aspect of the station is the limited number of seats on the platforms. Two sets of seats located one next to the other, and positioned underneath the overhead mezzanine walkway bridge and stairs, are the only seating in the station. As is shown in the photos, this fact creates a somewhat barren look at the platforms, with the dull lighting above and the basic flat colours on the wall tiles.

Still, despite its plain appearance, the station does receive its fair share of passengers, no doubt due to its proximity to Place des Festivals | Quartier des spectacles to the west

UNIQUE FEATURES

There are a few unique points about Saint-Laurent station. The first is despite it being a downtown station, it only has one entrance, which additionally is not integrated into any building, as it is free-standing.

The other is the limited seating at the platforms, and their odd location, being by the stairs, rather than being spread out along the entire length.

PUBLIC ARTWORK 

The walls of the platform level are decorated with coloured ceramic tiles, which feature different patterns and colours, stretching to the ceiling. They were created by ceramicist Claude Vermette.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: October 14, 1966
  • Line: 1
  • Previous Station: Place-des-Arts
  • Following Station: Berri-UQAM
  • Entrances: 1