Work underway at Mont-Royal station

Project summary

Major work at Mont-Royal station to make it universally accessible.

Duration of the work: October 2018 to summer 2022

Description of the work: Universal accessibility work (installation of elevators)

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: No


Impact on customer trips


Customers must enter and exit the station through a temporary entrance building on Rivard Street. This arrangement allows us to continue the excavation work and construction of the new entrance building, while keeping the station open for our customers.

Impact on local residents

  • Berri Street: Closed between Mont-Royal and the bus loop behind the station.
  • Rivard Street: Traffic allowed in both directions between Mont-Royal and the bus loop behind the station.
  • Bus loop: Vehicle traffic allowed in both directions. Buses will no longer use the loop.
  • Parking: Some parking spaces on Rivard Street will be removed to make room for vehicle traffic.

Trucks will enter and exit the worksite on Berri, either via Mont-Royal or the bus loop. Flaggers will be present at all times during truck movements to ensure safety.

Any construction work likely to generate noise will generally be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. In accordance with municipal by-laws, some work may continue over the weekend to keep the construction on schedule. Also, since some work must absolutely be done outside métro operation hours, it will be done at night.

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The expansion will enable us to install two elevators, add two staircases connecting the platforms to the street and construct a second walkway above the tracks linking the two platforms. Users will be able to move fluidly inside the station.

The métro track goes underneath Berri Street, and the Montmorency platform is located east of this street, under the parking lot of a building. We must excavate Berri Street to build the elevator to the Montmorency platform and a pedestrian tunnel linking the elevator to the rest of the station.

  • Demolition of the current entrance building
  • Construction of a new expanded building with a glass facade
  • Construction and installation of two elevators
  • Addition of new staircases leading to the platforms
  • Addition of a walkway providing access between the two elevators
  • Construction of natural ventilation shafts
  • Construction of a new fare booth at street level
  • Relocation of the fare collection area to street level
  • Installation of three motorized butterfly doors
  • Addition of a green roof

The work will be carried out in four phases. To avoid having to close the station during the work, we built a temporary structure inside the current entrance building so that we can demolish the current one safely. Then we build a temporary entrance building for customers to use.

The City of Montréal is reponsible for the design and development of Place Géarld-Godin. For more information, visit the Plateau Mont-Royal borough's website

A competition was launched in 2017. It is part of the station's expansion project, funded by Quebec's Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports, and falls under the Politique d'intégration des arts à l'architecture et à l'environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics (1% policy).

The worksite in images

Here is what can be seen of the new entrance building, mid-construction. The finished product will be bright and more spacious, with plenty of windows. We were also able to demolish the old entrance building without ever having to close the station to our customers! We did this by building a shelter in the old entrance building that was strong enough to hold up the roof. Then, we simply took it apart, piece by piece.

Here is the inside of the building. The two new staircases will lead to the platforms, improving customer flow inside the station. And that may look like a wood ceiling, but it’s actually concrete with a kind of wood print to give it texture.

Wood-patterned concrete also covers a large part of the walls in the underground station expansion.

Here is one of the two elevators being built. Both will be installed in the expanded portion of the station.

The project in images

We are aware of the inconvenience that this work might cause. Rest assured that we will do what is necessary to minimize the impact on our customers.

This work is carried out thanks to funding provided by the Ministère des Transports.

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