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Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro Station
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Inaugurated 13 February 1967
Line Orange Line
Architect Victor Prus
Platform Depth 22.6 metres
Rank 11th deepest
Traffic 7,410,963 entrances in 2008
Rank 4th busiest
530.60 metres to Lucien-L'Allier

392.60 metres to Square-Victoria

Address of
1166, West De La Gauchetière Street
955, Cathedral Street (on the side of 1000 de La Gauchetière)
Nearby Main
De La Gauchetière Street / Stanley Street
Cathedral Street / De La Gauchetière Street [1]

Bonaventure is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the borough of Ville-Marie in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada [2].

It was inaugurated on February 13, 1967, four months after most of the initial network. It served as the western terminus of the Orange Line for 14 years until the extension to Place-Saint-Henri was opened in 1981.



Designed by Victor Prus, the metro station is a normal side platform station, built Cut-and-cover in order to provide a large space for the heavily trafficked mezzanine. As a key part of the underground city, the mezzanine has ticket barriers on either side, in order to allow pedestrians to pass from one end of the station to the other. Bridges over the tracks below the mezzanine level allow passengers to cross from one platform to the other.

Until 1992, the station had only one outdoor entrance, in front of Windsor Station; two additional accesses led directly to Place Bonaventure and Gare Centrale (Central Station) on one end, and the Château Champlain and Place du Canada on the other. When 1000 de La Gauchetière was built directly above the station, additional accesses were added to the office tower and the Downtown Terminus (metropolitan bus terminal for Réseau de transport de Longueuil and South Shore buses) within it, as well as a street entrance on the western side of the building on Cathédrale Street and improved access to Central Station and Place Bonaventure.

The station is intermodal with the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)'s commuter train lines, through its underground access to Central Station, a station on the Montreal/Deux-Montagnes and Montreal/Mont-Saint-Hilaire lines. There is also underground access to the Lucien-L'Allier train station as well as the Lucien-L'Allier metro station.

Elevators were added between the mezzanine and the platforms in November 2009, making the station more accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, there is currently no step-free access to the surface, nor do the elevators allow passengers to change platforms without exiting the ticket barriers. An existing elevator connecting the station to Place du Canada and the Château Champlain, formerly the only elevator in the system, is separated from the mezzanine level by steps. An elevator link between the station and the AMT bus terminus and thence to the surface is planned.

Origin of the name

This station is named for Place Bonaventure, a major commercial complex containing businesses, the Hilton Hotel, and the Société de transport de Montréal's headquarters. This was named for Bonaventure Station, a former station on the Grand Trunk Railway, which in turn was named for its location on Saint Bonaventure Street, now Saint Jacques Street. All derive their name from St. Bonaventure, a 13th-century Italian philosopher and mystic.

Connecting bus routes

Société de transport de Montréal (STM)

Regular STM routes
No. Route Name Route Map Schedule
36 Monk Map Schedule
61 Wellington Map Schedule
74 Bridge Map Schedule
75 de la Commune Map Schedule
107 Verdun (1 block west on rue Peel) Map Schedule
150 René-Lévesque (on boul. René Lévesque ouest) Map Schedule
168 Cité du Havre Map Schedule
410 Express Notre-Dame (on boul. René Lévesque ouest) Map Schedule
420 Express Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (on boul. René Lévesque ouest) Map Schedule
430 Express Pointe-aux-trembles (on boul. René Lévesque ouest) Map Schedule
(University Street / de La Gauchetière Street)
Map Schedule
515 Old Port/Old Montreal (As of June 23, 2008) Map Schedule
535 Voie réservée Du Parc / Côte-des-Neiges (on boul. René Lévesque ouest) Map Schedule
STM night routes
No. Route Name Route Map Schedule
358 Sainte-Catherine (one block north on boul. René Lévesque ouest) Map Schedule

Metropolitan routes

See Terminus Centre-Ville

Nearby points of interest

Connected via the underground city



  1. ^ Bonaventure Station Neighbourhood Map
  2. ^ Bonaventure Metro Station

External links

Coordinates: 45°29′53.29″N 73°34′2.23″W / 45.4981361°N 73.5672861°W / 45.4981361; -73.5672861


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