Vertical bands (1966)
Restored with the financial support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec
Mont-Royal was one of the first Montréal métro stations to have a work of art integrated into its architecture. The platforms’ brown brick walls and benches are embellished with 32 vertical bands of highly textured aluminum, created by sculptor Charles Daudelin.
Did you know?
Architect Victor Prus designed station Mont-Royal and station Bonaventure, using the same brown brick for both.
About the artist
Born in Granby, Charles Daudelin (1920-2001) was one of the pioneers of the integration of art into public spaces. Among his most celebrated works is the sculpture L’embâcle, installed at place du Québec in Paris in 1984. He was decorated with the Ordre national du Québec in 1998.