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 spring 2022

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

Métro impacts: No

Bus impacts: No

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The station will remain open for the entire project. The market has been moved on Place Gérald-Godin to the Rivard Street side.

Impact on customer trips

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Pedestrian-only section of Mont-Royal

From June 18 (in the evening) to September 18, 2021, a section of Mont-Royal Avenue will be open to pedestrians only. This will involve changes to lines 11, 97 and 711, which will now stop at Laurier station instead of Mont-Royal station. Click here for more information on relocated stops along the bus line of your choice.


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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Worksite news - April 2021

We finished the excavation work in December and have since been pouring the underground concrete structures. Concrete work on the structure of the new building should be completed over summer 2021.

The next step is constructing the architectural elements of the new entrance building’s glass façade. This work is set to begin in fall 2021.

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).

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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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