Reminder – Dogs allowed in the métro under certain conditions starting October 15


The STM wishes to remind all métro users that the pilot project to allow pet dogs to ride the métro with their owners will begin this Saturday, October 15.

Bearing in mind that hundreds of thousands of people use the Montréal métro, the STM encourages all users to remain civil and respectful to ensure safe and pleasant trips for all.

Instructions for dog owners

  • Bring your dog on the métro during off-peak hours only: weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 7 p.m., and all day on weekends and holidays. Dogs are not permitted during major events.
  • Your dog must wear a muzzle (“basket-style” is recommended) for the entire duration of the trip.
  • Keep a firm grip on your dog’s leash, which must be no more than 1.25 metres (49 inches) long.
  • Enter the métro only through entrances and entrance buildings owned by the STM. For now, Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke station is excluded from this pilot project.
  • Clean up any mess made by your dog.
  • Do not let your dog onto any seats.
  • Only one dog is allowed per customer.

The STM strongly discourages dog owners from using the head train ca, as it is used by school groups, daycares, wheelchair users and cyclists. Bringing dogs on escalators is also not recommended, as there is a risk of injury to the dog.

Ensuring a positive experience

For customers who want to travel with their pet dog, the STM website has a page of advice created in collaboration with the Montréal SPCA. Being well prepared will help ensure a good métro experience for everyone.

A reminder that during this trial period, the STM will meticulously and constantly assess multiple parameters regarding safety, maintenance, quality of service and customer experience.