Villa-Maria is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 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.
|Location||4331, boul. Décarie, Montreal|
|Operated by||Société de transport de Montréal|
|Depth||19.8 metres (65 feet), 14th deepest|
|Opened||7 September 1981|
|Passengers (2019)||3,382,119 3.3%|
|Rank||33 of 68|
The station is a normal side platform station, and has an entrance at its south end. The entrance is located in a bus loop.
Origin of nameEdit
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|
Nearby points of interestEdit
- 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.
- 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.
- "Villa-Maria Metro Station". Société de transport de Montréal. Retrieved 2009-07-11.