Blue line extension

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Publication of the Commission’s report and the STM’s action plan

In February and March 2020, a public consultation process took place in the form of several information evenings and input sessions. The goal of this community dialogue was to design a project that would integrate seamlessly into the lives of Montrealers.

The Commission leading this process has submitted its report and issued 43 recommendations that will allow us to enrich the project and produce infrastructure that meets the expectations of our customers and citizens. Read the Commission's report and the STM's action plan.

Key facts:

  • 9 information evenings and input sessions
  • 631 attendees
  • 80 people took the floor to ask questions
  • 85 inputs submitted to the Commission
  • 50 participations in the guided online survey

More details on the project

Opportunities for community members to learn more about the different major steps structuring the STM’s approach to the project.

Presentation - Information evening

Answers to questions left unanswered during information sessions

Opportunities for community members to share expectations or comments related to the Blue line extension.


You can share your input on the project in four ways:

1. By filling out a guided survey

This five-question survey will enable you to express your opinion on the consultation’s central themes: the design of future facilities and their urban integration.  


2. Written statement presented out loud during the input session

Send us your written statementat least three business days before the session at which you want to present it by email or mail it to the address below .

Public consultation – Blue line extension
Corporate Secretary
800 De la Gauchetière West
Main floor, Suite 1170
Montréal, Québec  H5A 1J6

Deadlines for submitting a written statement
Session date Deadline for submitting
your written statement
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020

To take the floor during the session of your choice, you must also register.

3. Verbal statement only

You may take the floor during one of the three input sessions, without having previously submitted a written opinion.

4. Written statement only

Send us your written statement by email or mail it to the address above by Thursday, March 5, 2020.

To carry out the blue line extension project, and especially to construct its new buildings (stations and auxiliary structures), the STM must obtain a by-law from the City of Montréal’s Agglomeration Council. This by-law enacts the urban planning rules that the STM must follow when performing the work for the project.

To obtain the by-law, the STM must first hold a public consultation in accordance with its corporate policy entitled Politique de consultation publique – réseau du métro (PC 1.14).

  1. Our board of Directors is initiating the consultation process by creating a Commission.  
  2. The commission is made up of a chairperson and two commissioners from outside the STM who are mandated by the Board.
  3. Citizens are informed through various communication channels, such as the STM’s website, newspapers, signage at worksites and invitations delivered to residents’ mailboxes.
  4. The commission involves:
    1. An information session where the project is presented, followed by a question period
    2. An input session
  5. After the consultation, the commissioners submit their report to the STM along with their recommendations. The commission’s work is complete once the report is submitted. 

Marguerite Bourgeois, Commission Chair

 Marguerite Bourgeois graduated from McGill University in science and law and has worked in the industrial, services and manufacturing sectors for private and public companies including Alcan, Loto-Québec, Fonorola and IPEX. She has a strong background in legal and corporate affairs leadership, strategic planning, project management and start-ups on both a national and international scale. She has put this diverse professional background to use as ad hoc commissioner of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal and at the STM.

Ms. Bourgeois has always paired her professional activity with social engagement, whether as a Centraide committee member, as president of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Quebec Division, as a member of the Association of Volunteer Guides at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, or as part of other paraprofessional and community groups.

Ms. Bourgeois successfully completes her mandates with the help of her people- and results-oriented approach, organization, and negotiation skills.

Joshua Wolfe, Commissioner

Joshua Wolfe has a master’s in urban planning from Université de Montréal and a bachelor’s in science and human affairs from Concordia University. He works as a sustainable development advisor for municipalities and NGOs.  In 1990, he was accepted as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has taught city sustainable development and public participation at Concordia University, at UCLA Extension in the Public Policy Program, at McGill University, at the Institut international de gestion des grandes métropoles and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). A Montréal native, Mr. Wolfe has also lived in California, where he carried out environmental impact studies and prepared urban plans for various municipalities and other public organizations in the San Francisco and San Diego areas. He was ad hoc commissioner of the Office de consultation publique de Montréal from 2002 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2019.

Radouan Torkmani, Commissioner

 Radouan Torkmani has an education in both engineering and architecture and currently works on developing, planning and coordinating projects to construct new schools. In addition, he has a keen interest in issues related to urban mobility and utilizes dialogue with users in his architectural research to conceive and determine best ways forward. A specialist in active, consensus-based research, Mr. Torkmani has displayed exemplary social engagement as well as great vision and leadership abilities.  He is vice president of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec Foundation and a member of the Groupe des 30, an initiative that brings together 30 ambassadors with board of directors experience to encourage other talented individuals to follow in their footsteps.

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