100 years of buses

Two thousand nineteen marks 100 years since the first city bus hit the streets in Montréal. Celebrate the occasion by discovering a new side of the bus network!

 Open house day

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Saturday, November 23

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free visit

Legendre Bus Garage

55 Legendre Street East, Montréal

Check out our facilities

  • Maintenance workshops and garages
    • View the exhibition on buses from past to present
  • Visit our booths
    • Our future bus garages
    • Our services and trades
    • Jobs at the STM
    • The Réchaud-bus
    • The Boutique STM

Go behind the scenes at the STM as a family

Celebrate by sharing your discoveries with us on social media using the hashtag #100ansbusmtl

Free shuttle bus service every 10 minutes from Crémazie station

The first departure is at 12:00 p.m. and the last is at 4:00 p.m. For security reasons, access will be available by shuttle bus only. Customers travelling by car or on foot can also board the shuttle from stop 50457, at the corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Louvain Street.

Spotlight on history

100 ans des bus à Montréal

Benoît Clairoux, public affairs advisor and STM historian, in cooperation with bus enthusiasts Jaysen Constantineau, Robert Lacombe and Jean-François Lacourse, commemorate 100 years of buses in Montréal with this unique work. Dive into the history of buses, from 1919 to today!

“In the early 1940s, the entire country was involved in the war effort, including the Montreal Tramways Company. Ridership soon reached its peak, but resources were scarce.”

Translated excerpt from the book 100 ans de bus à Montréal by Benoît Clairoux, Jaysen Constantineau, Robert Lacombe and Jean-François Lacourse, 2019.

Learn more and buy the book 100 ans de bus à Montréal (in French only)

More history

A section of the STM’s website is also dedicated to the history of buses. You can read about how streetcars, trolleybuses and finally buses made their way into Montréal’s urban landscape.

Learn about the history of buses


Get your headphones on!

Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of buses? Our podcasts are a unique way to learn about them.

New! L'évolution des bus à Montréal (in french only)

In this podcast, learn more about Montréal buses over time, from their beginnings 100 years ago, in 1919, to our vision of a fully electric future. Listen as our experts—total bus enthusiasts—and our customers share their memories and a few anecdotes.

L'évolution des bus à Montréal

Explore Montréal by bus (in french only)

Listen to our podcasts to get to know three featured north-south and east-west lines:

Discover Montréal by bus!

Discover Montréal by bus with one of our 16 suggested itineraries, on 20 regular bus lines, that will take you through the city’s different neighbourhoods

Discover Montréal by bus

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