Bus transfersNo STM buses available close to this métro station.
- 5, boulevard Cartier Ouest, H7N 0A3
Origin of the name Cartier
The station’s name refers to Cartier Boulevard, a major thoroughfare in Laval, named in honour of Sir George-Étienne Cartier (Saint-Antoine, Lower Canada, September 6, 1814 – London, England, May 20, 1873), a lawyer and politician. Admitted to the Bar of Lower Canada on November 9, 1835, he practiced law in Montréal until the 1837-1838 Rebellions, in which he sided with the rebels. Exiled to the United States, he returned home in 1838 and resumed his law practice. In 1848, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the representative for the Verchères electoral district. At the same time, he was also involved in the development of the Grand Trunk Railway project, for which he was legal counsel. Having been appointed head of his party in Lower Canada, he formed a coalition with Upper Canada’s conservatives and, following his election in the Montreal East electoral district, became co-premier of the united Province of Canada with John A. MacDonald. In office from 1857 to 1858 and again from 1858 to 1862, the Cartier-MacDonald government lay the foundations for the movement that lead to the establishment of the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. Cartier took part in the conference held in London, England, aimed at adopting the Confederation, where he defended French Canadian interests. As the federal member of Parliament for Montreal East from 1867 to 1872, and then for the Manitoba riding of Provencher, from 1872 until his death in 1873, he held office as Minister of Militia and Defence. From 1867 to 1873, George-Étienne Cartier contributed to implementing measures aimed at the westward expansion of Canada.
Source : Service du Greffe – Division de la gestion documentaire, Ville de Laval, mars 2007
Nearby Points of Interest
- Parc Marigot
- Parc Cartier
- Aréna Cartier
- Laval Municipal Court
|Towards Montmorency||Towards Côte-Vertu|
After the last métro, you can use the night bus service.
Frequency of departures
From 7am to 9am and from 4pm to 6pm
Morning, day and evening (non-peak)
|Week||Every 3 to 4 minutes||Every 4 to 8 minutes|
|Week-end||Every 6 to 11 minutes|