Construction of the Lacordaire station

Construction site summary

As part of the Blue line extension project, this worksite involves building a new accessible métro station with one entrance building. The entire extension is expected to be commissioned in 2030.

Please note that the station name is tentative.

Next step

  • In 2025, excavation work will start.

Latest Updates

On Saturday, June 8, 2024, meet the team behind the Blue line extension

The Société de développement commercial de la rue Jean-Talon à St-Léonard is organizing La Fête des voisins on Jean-Talon Street East, between De l’Assomption and Lacordaire. Saturday, June 8, 2024. Members of our Blue line extension team will be there to answer all your questions and give you more information about the project. Come and say hi! We’ll have a booth open near Angevin Street from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the St-Léonard community. See you there!

Jean-Talon Street boasts new colours

Thanks to municipal funding, the Société de développement commercial de la rue Jean-Talon Est  joined forces with MU to beautify and enliven the street by creating a public artwork on a building owned by the STM.

Artwork title: Transparence  | Photo credits: Olivier Bousquet

Dan Buller’s artistic approach

The artist wanted to pay tribute to Saint-Léonard’s Italian heritage. Through the lens of Italian design movements, he reworked the Saint-Léonard and City of Montréal logos and the Montréal métro pictogram. He also drew inspiration from the 1976 Montréal Olympics graphics, which were characterized by bold compositions, large, flat shapes and bright colours.

Enhancing neighbourhoods near the extension

The Blue line extension team is happy to support this project by installing the artwork on a building owned by the STM. Other Blue line extension initiatives aimed at enhancing the neighbourhoods where stations will be built include the Terrasse de Léon and the Prochaine station square, which are located where the future Lacordaire métro station will be.

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Impact on customer trips

Details to come.

Impact on local residents

Upcoming excavation work

Full and partial street closures are planned at various points along the route and will last for varying lengths of time. Detailed planning is not yet available for your area. In the meantime, please see the Latest Updates and FAQ tabs on the project page for more information on the high-level planning.

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Public participation

Information sessions, talks, activities, good neighbour committees: our team wants to meet you!

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The work involved relocating urban public utilities, giving us free rein to begin the massive excavation that will be needed to build the new métro station. The utilities that needed to be relocated included water pipes, sewers and underground conduits and cabling.

Before the preparatory work, the project team prepared informative video clips. Watch these clips to learn more about the project:

Clip 1: Description of the work (in French) on YouTube

Clip 2: Mitigation measures (in French) on YouTube

Clip 3: Closures and mobility (in French) on YouTube

Clip 4: Community relations (in French) on YouTube

We will keep you informed as the project progresses and let you know when construction will begin.

Yes. When we conduct the mass excavation to build the new métro station entrance building, the land will be decontaminated in compliance with current environmental standards.

Made up of citizens interested in representing their community, the purpose of the committee is to:

  • Promote dialogue between citizens and the STM during the work
  • Share information regarding the progress of the work and next steps with citizens
  • Listen to the concerns of citizens during the work and find solutions together

Projects like the preparatory work in the Lacordaire area need to be planned months in advance. Together, our experienced technicians, engineers and project managers employ their knowledge of a variety of disciplines: civil engineering, structure, electricity, building mechanics, geotechnics, traffic maintenance and sustainable development, to name just a few.

Our design, project management and follow-up teams are putting their expertise to good use in the east end of the city, and all this is just the beginning!

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The project in images

The blue line extension project follows in the wake of the Déclaration du gouvernement du Québec et de la Ville de Montréal to revitalize Montréal East. Many projects are underway to give a new impetus to this sector. Increased mobility, economic development, and improved living environments are at the heart of this ambitious project. For more information, see Qué (in French only).

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