Place-des-Arts


March 23, 2020

COVID-19 - STM construction sites closed until further notice

Following the announcement made by the Government of Quebec on March 23, the STM’s construction sites will be closed until further notice. We will inform you when operations start up again.

Closing construction sites does not affect the bus and métro service. The STM’s priority is to ensure continuity of service, while following public health recommendations.

Work underway at Place-des-arts station

Project summary

A real estate project carried out by a private developer will integrate the De Bleury North entrance into its new building. We are taking advantage of the closure of the entrance building to begin accessibility work and equip the station with elevators.


Duration of the work: March 11, 2019, to November 2021

Description of the work: New entrance building and elevator installation

Impact on métro service: Yes

Impact on bus service: Yes

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The station will remain open during the work. Only the De Bleury North entrance building will be closed. The closest entrance is on De Bleury, south of De Maisonneuve.

Impact on customer trips

Closure of the De Bleury North entrance building and De Maisonneuve boulevard

This entrance building will be closed as of March 11, 2019, for a real estate project carried out by a private developer, which will integrate it into its new building. During the work, the closest entrance building is on De Bleury, south of De Maisonneuve.

As of Friday, February 14, the 35 Griffintown East line will end at the corner of René-Lévesque and Union, just west of Robert-Bourassa. This route change is necessary due to the extensive construction work taking place in the area and will be in effect until December 2020.

During this period, boarding of the 35 Griffintown West line will take place at Square-Victoria—OACI station on Côte du Beaver Hall at the corner of Viger.

A new phase of accessibility work at Place-des-Arts station will begin the week of February 24, 2020. During the work, which will last until May 2020, De Maisonneuve Boulevard West will be closed to vehicle traffic between De Bleury and Balmoral. The bike path will also be closed and rerouted along Président-Kennedy.

The walkway leading from the De Bleury exits to the main ticket counter will be closed for the duration of the work on the platforms. In addition, storage areas will be needed in a few areas of the station, but they will not impact your trips.

Impact on local residents

A new phase of accessibility work at Place-des-Arts station will begin the week of February 24, 2020. During the work, which will last until May 2020, De Maisonneuve Boulevard West will be closed to vehicle traffic between De Bleury and Balmoral. The bike path will also be closed and rerouted along Président-Kennedy. The sidewalk on the south side of De Maisonneuve boulevard will remain accessible during work. Follow the signs to ensure you get around safely.

Learn more about the project

Description of the work:

  • Expansion and refurbishment of the De Bleury North entrance building, construction of an elevator shaft between the street and fare booth levels, and installation of elevator equipment.
  • Refurbishment of the entrance building’s structural slab and staircases.
  • Installation of two elevators between the fare booth level and the platforms in both directions; the station’s underground infrastructures must therefore be expanded. This means that the work will be visible above ground level.

Yes, the De Bleury entrance building will have some.

Originally, Place-des-Arts station had four separate entrance buildings, and three of these have been integrated into buildings.

  • The Jeanne-Mance entrance building was covered by the Musée d’art contemporain in 1992.
  • The Président-Kennedy entrance building was covered by UQAM’s Pavillon Président-Kennedy in 1998.
  • The De Bleury South entrance building was covered by the Louis-Bohème in 2010.
  • And, now, it’s the De Bleury North entrance building’s turn to be integrated into a real estate project.

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The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments for the purpose of speeding up universal accessibility work and making 41 métro stations accessible by 2025.

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