Place-d'Armes station

Place-d'Armes station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[2] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It is located in Old Montreal.

Location960 rue Saint-Urbain, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′23″N 73°33′35″W / 45.50639°N 73.55972°W / 45.50639; -73.55972Coordinates: 45°30′23″N 73°33′35″W / 45.50639°N 73.55972°W / 45.50639; -73.55972
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Depth4.6 metres (15 feet 1 inch), 60th deepest
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectJ. Warunkiewicz
Opened14 October 1966
Passengers6,053,220 entrances in 2011,[1] 10th of 68
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

The station opened on October 14, 1966, as part of the original network of the Metro. It was briefly the terminus of the Orange Line until Square-Victoria-OACI station opened four months later, quickly followed by Bonaventure station, the planned terminus.


The mezzanine at Place D'Armes métro station. Fare gates on both sides of the mezzanine.

The station, designed by Janusz Warunkiewicz, is a normal side platform station, built in open cut due to the presence of weak Utica shale in the surrounding rock. Its mezzanine, with fare barriers at either side, is located directly under the Palais des congrès de Montréal; one end gives direct access to the Palais, while the other opens outside, near Chinatown.

The station is equipped with the MétroVision information screens which displays news, commercials, and the time until the next train arrives.

Origin of the nameEdit

Place d'Armes and Notre-Dame Basilica in winter

This station is named for the Place d'Armes, a short distance to the south. It is the third square in Montreal to have this name, which is the common French name for the rallying place for a fort's defenders.[3] It contains a statue of Paul Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Place d'Armes in Montreal.
Société de transport de Montréal
  55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
  129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine
  361 Saint-Denis
  363 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
  365 Avenue du Parc

Nearby points of interestEdit

Connected via the underground cityEdit



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  2. ^ Place-d'Armes Metro Station
  3. ^ "Place-d'Armes Metro Station: Origin of station's name". Tour toponymique Les stations de métro, Communauté urbaine de Montréal, 1989. STM Web site. Retrieved 2008-03-03.

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