Universal accessibility works at Mont-Royal station

Major works is underway at Mont-Royal station, to make it universally accessible. The end of the work is scheduled for the beginning of the year 2022.


Impacts of the work on your trips

Bicycle traffic

  • The bicycle stands will be relocated until work is completed.

Pedestrian traffic and station access

  • Station access will change during each phase of the work based on the configuration of worksite fencing.

Bus stops

  • As soon as the work begins, the 11-Parc-du-Mont-Royal / Ridgewood East stop on Mont-Royal Avenue will be linked to the 97-Mont-Royal East stop.
  • As of Spring 2019, while Berri Street is closed, the westbound 97 Mont-Royal and 11 Montagne bus stops, usually located in the bus loop, will be relocated to Mont-Royal Avenue at the corner of Berri (in front of the pharmacy).

Bicycle and vehicle traffic:

  • As of Spring 2019, the worksite will be expanded, resulting in the following changes:
    • Closure of Berri Street beetween Mont-Royal Avenue and the bus loop.
    • Rivard Street traffic will become two-way from Mont-Royal Avenue to the bus loop.
    • Vehicle traffic will be permitted in the bus loop in both directions.
    • Parking spaces on Rivard Street will be removed.
    • The taxi waiting area will be moved.

From the beginning of work until beginning of 2019

From Spring 2019 until the end of the work

Trucks will enter and exit the worksite along Berri, either via Mont-Royal or the bus loop. Flaggers will be present at all times during truck movements to ensure user safety.

Pictures of the construction site - April 2019

Questions and answers

  • Complete demolition of the current entrance building
  • Construction of a new expanded building with glass facade
  • Construction and installation of two elevators
  • Addition of new stairs leading to the platforms
  • Addition of a walkway providing acess 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 prevent closure of the station during the work, we will build a temporary structure in the current entrance building so that we can demolish it safely. Then, we will build a temporary entrance building for users.

  • Installation of worskite fencing and contractor's trailer
  • Construction of a structure for the demolition of the entrance building
  • Partial demolition of the entrance building
  • Construction of a foundation wall
  • Construction of supports for the vaulted building
  • Reconfiguration of worksite fencing
  • Construction of temporary entrance builing
  • Surface excavation
  • Closure of Berri Street and installation of temporary public utilities
Texte important

Circulation during this phase

During this phase, Berri Street will be closed and traffic will be permitted in both directions on Rivard Street and in the bus loop. See the plan in the Impacts of the work on your trips section.

  • Reconfiguration of worksite fencing
  • Complete demolition of entrance building
  • Excavation of rock bed by micro-blasting
  • Constructoin of a new entrance building
  • Installation of elevators
  • Installation of natural ventilation shafts
  • Relocation of the fare booth and fare collection turnstiles

More information to come.

Evolution of works

Night-time concrete work

We are going to carry out concrete work on the station’s vaulted ceiling in preparation for the construction of the future elevator shafts, stairs and the new pedestrian tunnel that will connect the two platforms.

Given the type of equipment that we have to use and the fact that the work will be carried out on the platforms, these activities must be performed exclusively outside of métro operating hours, in other words, at night.

A concrete mixer and trucks will be in the bus loop behind the station on week nights. The number of nights will vary and could range from one to several nights a week, depending on the progress of the work. The work will last approximately six months.

We have obtained all the necessary authorizations from the borough. We are aware of the inconvenience this work might cause, and we are taking all necessary measures to minimize the impact on your activities.

Latest news - December 20

We have finished installing the steel beams inside the entrance building. A temporary structure will be built on this large metal construction, which will enable us to demolish the building while keeping the station open.

Upcoming work in January
In the week of January 7, we will carry out night work in the bus loop located behind the station. This is preparatory work for the concrete work phase. We will install pipes to pour concrete in the station. This concrete will strengthen the station’s vaulted ceiling.

Holiday break
Work will stop for the holiday period, from late afternoon on December 21 until the morning of Monday, January 7, 2019.

November 16

Station access: closure of some doors

The morning of November 21, 2018, we will start work inside the entrance building. This work requires the closure of the doors leading to the bus loop and those opening onto Berri Street. The doors on Mont-Royal Avenue will remain in operation, and buses will remain in their usual locations during this phase of the work.

Yes, the station will remain open for the entire project.

The expansion will enable the installation of two elevators, the addition of two staircases connecting the platforms to the street, as well as the construction of a second walkway above the tracks linking the two platforms. Users will be able to move fluidly inside the station.

It will be fully acessible once the work is completed, towards the end of 2021.

Different criteria can influence the order in which stations undergo accessibility work. Transfer stations were given first priority and are about to be completed.

Other criteria include ridership and the fact that the station is a terminus and situated in a densely populated neighbourhood. It will help form an even spread of accessible stations throughout the system. Lastly, the technical difficulties specific to each ste also impact our ability to quickly set up worksites.

Yes. A competition was launched in 2017. It is part of the station's expansion project, funded in part by Quebec's ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports and in line with the province's Politique d'intégration des arts à l'architecture et à l'environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics (1% policy).

The city of Montréal is reponsible for the development of Place Géarld-Godin. For more information, visit the Plateau Mont-Royal borough's website

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 the hours of operation of the metro, they will be done at night.

Excavations in the rock bed generally require micro-blasting. While this is the preferred method, some parts of the excavation will require mechanical equipment for rock breaking.

The required excavation work will generate vibrations that could be noticed 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 any 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.

The public market located in the worksite will be moved and will operate on Place Géarld-Godin, near Rivard Street.

Area resident?

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

We are aware of the inconvenienve this construction work might cause. Rest assured that we will take necessary measures to lessen their impact on your activities.

This work is carried out thanks to funding provided by the ministère des Transports.

Top of page