Major work starts at McGill station to make it universally accessible


The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) will carry out major work at McGill station from mid-February 2020 to spring 2022.


Totalling over $60M, the work will include:

  • Refurbishment of the waterproofing membrane of the station roof below street level
  • Construction of a new entrance building with a new elevator to make the station universally accessible
  • Addition of a second elevator
  • Refurbishment of three entrance buildings: the 811 De Maisonneuve entrance, the De Maisonneuve entrance and the De la Cathédrale entrance
  • Minor work at three other entrance buildings


Obstructions will be mainly above ground. As of March 2020, De Maisonneuve West will be closed between McGill College and Union for work on the waterproofing membrane. This closure will be in effect until December 2020.  Exterior work will resume on De Maisonneuve West between Robert-Bourassa and Aylmer in March 2021 and continue until December 2021.

Other entrance buildings will also be closed for various time periods during the work, but four station entrances will remain open at all times.

In addition, as of March 2020, certain bus stops serving McGill station will be relocated nearby.

For more details about obstructions and the project:

About McGill station

  • When the initial network was built, McGill station was considered to be a prestigious station as it had Nicolas Sollogoub’s work of art La vie à Montréal au XIXe siècle.
  • 11.5 million transit users pass through the station’s turnstiles each year, making it the network’s second busiest station after Berri-UQAM.
  • It has six entrance buildings. 
  • It is served by four bus lines (excluding night buses).