The métro turns 50!
The video of October 14
Photos of events on October 14
OSM musicians performed a musical work by José Evangelista composed for the métro's golden jubilee
The entire team for Gravel le matin, on ICI Radio-Canada Première, was on hand to broadcast their show live from Place-des-Arts station
- STM chairman Philippe Schnobb with Alain Gravel.
Singer Brigitte Boisjoli
Clément Courtois, Étoiles du métro star musician
Many people signed the card to mark their presence on that festive day
Many soaked up the sunshine at the STM zone on the Esplanade at Place des Arts
A gigantic game of baby foot on the Esplanade at Place des Arts
Éric Salvail recorded a segment of En mode Salvail aboard an MR-63
People had fun spinning the wheel to win prizes
Artist Five-Eight working on a mural on an MR-63 métro car
The completed mural
The Jeanne-Mance entrance to Place-des-Arts station featuring the golden jubiliee colours
An official moment: minutes away from opening up a time-capsule sealed 25 years ago
Minutes away from re-sealing the time capsule with 25 new items inside
The crowd cheers Flasshback, one of many bands among Étoiles du métro.star performers
And a salsa dance class taught by École San Tropez to end the day.
The Métro: 50 Years of History
On October 14, 1966, the Montréal métro welcomed its first riders in the network’s initial 26 stations along the Green, Orange and Yellow lines. Fifty years, 48 stations and several expansions later, our public transit system makes it possible for hundreds of thousands of people to get around the city each day. Learn more about the métro’s history, from 1966 to today. Archival photos, anecdotes, and more make for a fascinating history!
Photo contest winners
The 50th anniversary photo contest is now closed. More than 2300 people participated in the contest, proof that you love your métro! Thanks for participating in such great numbers.