Work underway at Outremont station

Van Horne avenue reopening

Starting September 15, Van Horne Avenue will be partially reopened to vehicle traffic. One lane will be open in each direction. The worksite will still block the southernmost lane and sidewalk.

Entering the station

The station will remain accessible via the doors on Van Horne Avenue, but the doors on Wiseman Avenue will remain closed to allow us to ccomplete work in this area.

There will be a secured walkway between the station doors and the southwest corner of the Wiseman and Van Horne intersection. Pedestrians will be able to cross safely from the north side at the traffic light.

Bus stops

Bus stops that were relocated during the closure of Van Horne Avenue will be moved to the locations shown on the map below. Lines 160 Barclay and 161 Van Horne, as well as the night buses, will no longer be on detour routes and there will once again be stops near the station.

Project summary

Work is underway at Outremont station to make it universally accessible. We will also undertake a major refurbishment of the station, including adding a natural ventilation shaft and a new staircase.

Duration of the work: January 4, 2021 to December 2023

Description of the work: Installation of three elevators and major refurbishment of the station.

Métro impacts: Reopening of Outremont station : August 20, 2022

Bus impacts: Yes, there is detour for lines 160 and 161.

Impacts on customer trips

Impacts on local residents

As planned, work will continue both inside and outside the station until December 2023. The remaining work will be done without interrupting métro service.

  • Installing the elevators
  • Refurbishing the Wiseman entrance structural slab
  • Adding a natural ventilation shaft on the entrance building roof
  • Upgrading the electrical equipment
  • Replacing the station’s roof
  • Replacing the exterior covering, windows, floor finishes and lighting
  • Installing new signage
  • Completing the art restoration

The station closure was necessary for several steps of the renovations, as well as for the work preparing to install the elevators.

This is because the station has only one entrance building, and parts of the work could not be done with customers around. For example, the following work required the station to be closed:

  • Renovating the slabs and refinishing the floors at street level and on the mezzanine, platforms and staircases
  • Relocating the fare booth and turnstiles
  • Building the natural ventilation shaft on the station roof (opening in the existing station’s roof)
  • Installing additional equipment for surface water and vaulted ceiling drainage
  • Repairing cracks and painting the station’s vaulted ceiling
  • Refinishing the walls in various areas
  • Replacing the butterfly doors for Universal Accessibility
  • Replacing the mezzanine and entrance building lighting

A virtual public information session was held on October 26 at 7 p.m.  If you missed this event and would like to find out more about the work involved in the project and how it may affect you, you can consult the document (in french) presented that evening or view the video of the public information session.

A second virtual public information session will take place on May 31 at 7 p.m. This session will provide information on worksite progress as well as information about a liaison committee that will be set up to foster healthy, dynamic relations between the STM and local residents. Participate to this session.

A virtual information session was held on December 8, 2021.You can view the recording by clicking here (in French only) or view the questions and answers PDF document of the session.

Good neighbourhood committee

The first meeting of the good neighbourhood committee took place on June 16. 2021. Representatives of the STM and the borough of Outremont came together with five local residents and business owners to define the issues that they will discuss as a committee to improve the worksite’s impact on the neighbourhood.


Part of the alleyway adjacent to the station will encroach on the work area and be subject to excavation work to build an elevator shaft. The alleyway will become a dead end since it will lead to the work area. It will be accessible only from Lajoie Avenue.

Garbage, recycling and organic waste collection will be maintained for the duration of the work, but, since the alleyway will be closed at the north end, collection will take place on Wiseman Avenue and Stuart Avenue. You will need to bring the bins in front of your residence. Please identify your bins and put them at the curbside on collect day.

Circulation: Traffic reversed on Duverger Avenue to provide access to Wiseman Avenue from Outremont Avenue.

On-street parking: Parking restrictions will be in place around and inside the work area. Read the signage carefully.

Sidewalks and access: Pedestrian access to buildings will be maintained at all times. Sidewalks may be blocked occasionally. In this event, pedestrian detours will be implemented.

Buses: Service will be maintained, with some relocated stops. Read bus stop signs carefully.

Water shut-offs: Water may be shut off during certain work. Notices will be distributed to affected homes 48 hours before any shut-off. We ask that you pay close attention to these notices so that you can prepare accordingly.

Bike path: Depending on the configuration of the worksite, the bike path on Wiseman Avenue could be relocated during the work. Read road signs on site for the recommended detour.

If you have any other questions regarding this project, please contact STM customer service at 514-786-4636.

The work will be done in compliance with all municipal by-laws.

Work schedule

Any construction work likely to generate noise will generally be scheduled between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some work may continue over weekends, in accordance with municipal by-laws, to keep the construction on schedule. Also, some work must absolutely be done outside of métro service hours and may be carried out at night.


Rock bed excavation will be performed using mechanical equipment.

The required excavation work will generate vibrations that may be felt by residents near the worksite. We have hired an independent consulting firm to survey (particularly photograph) all buildings around the worksite. These inspections will document the condition of the buildings before and after construction. In the unlikely event that any damage is reported, an expert opinion could help to determine whether the damage is the result of the vibrations produced by the work site. Property owners affected by this measure will be notified accordingly.

Anti-dust sheets will be installed on all the worksite partitions to limit dust dispersal.

We care about the quality of life of residents living close to our facilities. Rest assured that we will take all measures necessary to keep the impact on residents, businesses and customers to a minimum.

Learn more about the project

Improving this station’s accessibility is part of phase 1 of our Accessibility program. For more information, visit our web page.

Stay informed

Stay informed of the project’s progress and other events by signing up for the electronic newsletter.

The project in images

The Accessibility program is made possible thanks to the additional funding announced by the federal and provincial governments to speed up universal accessibility work with the goal of having 30 accessible métro stations by 2025.

Top of page