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Following the government’s announcement of new lockdown measures, essential worksite activities will continue as decided by the contractor in charge of each site.

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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 early 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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Due to the installation of a safe active transportation circuit on Mont-Royal Avenue, the temporary departure point and terminus of lines 11, 97, 711 and 368 are relocated at Laurier South Métro Station.

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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.

Since July 2019, we have been breaking up the rock to perform the excavation work required to move the project forward. This work should last until January 2021.

Different methods, such as micro-blasting, will be used to break up the rock, depending on the particularities of the soil conditions and nearby buildings.

What measures will be implemented to ensure safety around the worksite?

  • The construction site has already been fenced off, and the work will be done within its perimeter.
  • Blasting mats will be installed over the rock to contain rock fragments, when required.
  • Safety instructions will be posted around the site.
  • No explosives are stored on site.
  • A professional firm specialized in monitoring vibrations has been mandated to ensure compliance with the standards established by the City of Montréal and the STM.

Based on the method used, what is the usual procedure for warning nearby residents that a micro-blast is imminent?

  • 12 whistle or siren sounds
  • 30-second wait
  • Micro-blast
  • One long whistle or siren sound
  • End of blasting

In general, the excavation work will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Will residents feel vibrations and hear noise?
Close to the worksite, residents may feel vibrations or hear noise when the rock is broken up, which is totally normal.

Could nearby buildings be damaged?

This project requires excavation work, which will generate vibrations that could be felt by residents near the worksite. We have hired an independant consulting firm to survey (mainly photograph) all buildings around the worksite. These inspections will serve to document the condition of the buildings before and after construction.

In the unlikely event that damage is reported, an expert opinion could help determine whether the damage is the result of the vibrations produced by the worksite. Property owners affected by this measure will be notified accordingly.

Installation of Carbon monoxide detectors

Gestion Monox Inc. has been mandated to install carbon monoxide detectors in buildings within 100 metres of the site. If your property is located in this area, Gestion Monox Inc. has contacted you. For more information, please visit

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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Learn more about the project

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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