Villa-Maria station

Villa-Maria is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and serves the Orange Line. It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area.

Villa-Maria
Villa-Maria metro.jpg
Location4331, boul. Décarie, Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°28′46″N 73°37′11″W / 45.47944°N 73.61972°W / 45.47944; -73.61972Coordinates: 45°28′46″N 73°37′11″W / 45.47944°N 73.61972°W / 45.47944; -73.61972
Operated bySociété de transport de Montréal
Connections
Construction
Depth19.8 metres (65 feet), 14th deepest
ArchitectAndré Léonard
History
Opened7 September 1981
Traffic
Passengers (2019[1][2])3,382,119 Increase 3.3%
Rank33 of 68
Services
Preceding station   Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro   Following station
toward Côte-Vertu
Orange Line
toward Montmorency

OverviewEdit

The station is a normal side platform station, and has an entrance at its south end. The entrance is located in a bus loop.

The station was designed by André Léonard and contains mural sculptures by the architect.

Origin of nameEdit

Villa-Maria station takes its name from the nearby Villa Maria school, which in turn takes its name from the Latin House of Mary.

The surrounding lands were once owned by the Decarie family. The land was sold in 1795 to Sir James Monk and the Monk residence built in 1804. This is the central section of the present-day Villa Maria school. In 1844, the building was leased to the Crown as a residence for the Governors-Generals of Canada. (Lord Metcalfe, Earl Cathcart, and Lord Elgin all resided on the Monklands.)

The property became a country hotel for five years, after which time it was purchased by the nuns of Congregation-de-Notre-Dame in 1854, who turned it into a private girls school which they named Villa Maria. The metro station was built at the foot of the Villa Maria property.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Société de transport de Montréal
Route
  17 Décarie
  24 Sherbrooke
  63 Girouard
  102 Somerled
  103 Monkland
  162 Westminster
  371 Décarie

Nearby points of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2020-05-21). Entrants de toutes les stations de métro en 2019 (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2020.091.
  2. ^ Société de transport de Montréal (2019-08-08). Achalandage du métro mensuel, station par station (Report) – via Access to Information Act request, reference no. 0308.2019.197.
  3. ^ "Villa-Maria Metro Station". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2009-07-11.

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