Work underway at Jolicœur station

Project summary

Installation of two elevators to make Jolicoeur station universally accessible.

Duration of the work: October 2019 to fall 2022

Description of the work: Installation of elevators

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: Yes

Impact on customer trips

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The station remains opened during the work. 

  • The drop-off area is closed during the work so the contractor can set up the worksite. Also, because of the station’s configuration, the elevators will be built in the expanded portion of the station on the De Sève Street side.
  • On Drake Street, the sidewalk in front of the station and the reserved bus lane is closed off.
  • Some bike racks are relocated near the station doors.

Impact on local residents

Construction work that may generate noise will generally be restricted to a limited time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. To stay on schedule, we may have to work on the weekends. If this happens, it will be done in compliance with municipal regulations. Also, some work will be completed at night as it absolutely must be done outside of métro operation hours.

Learn more about the project

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Worksite news – April 2021

Over the next few weeks, we will be commissioning the station’s new natural ventilation shafts on the Jolicoeur Street side of the station.

At the same time, we will continue building the expansion infrastructures on either side of the station. Once this step is completed, we will construct the steel structure of the expansions and then proceed with the later construction phases, namely the roof, glass walls and floor finishes.

Expansion work is also continuing on the ventilation shafts located at the métro platform level. These structures are being built in open-cut and can currently be seen from the outside, but once completed, they will be underground and hidden by surface landscaping.

Over the course of the summer, the upper structure of the elevator shafts will gradually appear on the Drake Street side of the station. Then, the same work will be done on the De La Vérendrye Boulevard side.

Once these expansions and structures are ready, we will be able to start installing the two new, completed elevators, as well as the equipment needed for them to function.


Integrating elevators into a métro station involves a number of steps. Given Jolicoeur station’s current architecture and configuration, we will have to expand the entrance building on both sides to integrate the two new elevators. The red marquee will be extended, and the elevators will be located on the De Sève Street side and will connect to the mezzanine level via interior corridors. A new curtain wall, a wall made entirely of glass, will be built to preserve the station’s unique architecture.

The two existing natural ventilation shafts will be expanded, and a portion of the space for the shafts will be used to integrate the elevators, and two other ventilation shafts will be added on Jolicoeur Street.

A contest was launched in November 2018 to select an artist who will create a work of art and integrate it into the station. The winner will be announced in 2019. This work of art will be the first one in the station to be created by a professional artist: Jolicoeur station’s ceramic circles were drawn by the station’s architect, Claude Boucher.

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The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to the additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments to speed up universal accessibility work.

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