Lacordaire

Construction of the Lacordaire station

Construction site summary

As part of the Blue line extension project, this worksite involves building a new accessible métro station with two entrance buildings. Please note that the station name is tentative.


Duration of the work: Preparatory work, May 2021 to winter 2022.

Description of the work: This preparatory work will serve to relocate underground utilities (water, sewage and cabling) out of the way of the future station excavation site.

Métro impacts: None.

Bus impacts: Lines 131 De L’Assomption, 141 Jean-Talon Est and 372 Jean-Talon will be rerouted, and some stops will be closed on line 32 Lacordaire.

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Video clips

Clip 1: Description of the work

Liliane Cardinal and Patrick B. Duchesne, project managers, explain what kind of work will be done and why.

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Clip 1: Description of the work (in French) on YouTube

Clip 2: Mitigation measures

Francis Iervella, project coordinator, tells us how the work will be carried out and how we will reduce the nuisance it causes.

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Clip 2: Mitigation measures (in French) on YouTube

Clip 3: Closures and mobility

Cynthia Benoit-Labrèche, an engineer specializing in traffic maintenance and mobility management, informs us on upcoming closures and how they are planned.

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Clip 3: Closures and mobility (in French) on YouTube

Clip 4: Community relations

Ève Deschamps, liaison officer, explains the importance of close communication with the neighbourhood and presents the liaison committee.

Consult the accessibility page for more info on the external medias.

See Clip 4 : Community relations (in French) on YouTube

Impact on customer trips

Starting mid-June, lines 131 De L’Assomption, 141 Jean-Talon Est and 372 Jean-Talon will be rerouted, and some stops will be closed on line 32 Lacordaire. Please check bus stop signage or our real-time information tools for information on current detours.

Stops at the intersection with Jean-Talon will be closed. During the first part of the work, the stops at Bourdaloue and south of Jean-Talon will also be closed for a few weeks. Buses will still serve the stops before and after these ones.

The north terminus of line 131 will remain on Des Angevins Street at all times. Due to the closure of the Jean-Talon and Lacordaire intersection, there will be no access to the portion of the route normally served outside of peak periods (stops #60588 Lacordaire / du Mans, # 60604 Antonio-Dagenais / Lespinay, #54970 Lacordaire / Jean-Talon).

These bus lines will be rerouted onto Bélanger Street between De L’Assomption and Valdombre. A temporary stop will be set up at the intersection of Bélanger and Lacordaire.

Impact on local residents

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Work is progressing, with phase 2 set to begin in late September. Jean-Talon Street will be fully closed to traffic west of Lacordaire Boulevard for a few weeks. After that, one lane will be open westbound in the eastbound lane on Jean-Talon (rest of phase 2).

  • From mid-June 2021, there will be major closures on Jean-Talon Street. The street will first be closed east of Lacordaire (phase 1), then west of Lacordaire for a few weeks (start of phase 2).
  • After that, one lane will be open westbound on the other side of Jean-Talon (rest of phase 2).
  • On Lacordaire, at least one lane will remain open at all times in each direction.
  • Detours will be in effect, marked by appropriate road signage.


  • Work will take place during the day. We will use a hydraulic drill for excavation. This may cause some noise, but it will only be done for a few weeks, during the first part of each work phase.
  • Brief drinking water outages are planned for certain specific areas. If your building is affected, you will be notified in advance with a notice on the door.
  • Brief power outages may be necessary. Hydro-Québec will notify you directly by phone if you will be affected.
  • Access to neighbouring businesses will be maintained at all times. 
  • Collection services (household garbage, recycling and compost) will also be maintained. 

This work is not directly related to the construction of the future métro station. However, it is being done now to limit the street closures that will be required when the new station is built. So, the City of Montréal has hired the STM to upgrade the water main at the intersection of Lacordaire and Bourdaloue.

What can residents expect?

  • The work will take place during the day and will continue until the end of September.
  • Brief drinking water outages are planned for certain specific areas. If your building is affected, you will be notified in advance with a notice on the door.

What street closures are planned?

  • On Lacordaire, at least one lane will remain open at all times in each direction.
  • Bourdaloue will be closed completely. Access to local traffic will be maintained.
  • During this period, the east side of Lacordaire will be reserved for local traffic only (residents).

Good neighbourhood committee

Made up of citizens interested in representing their community, the purpose of the committee is to:

  • Promote dialogue between citizens and the STM during the work
  • Share information regarding the progress of the work and next steps with citizens
  • Listen to the concerns of citizens during the work and find solutions together

Learn more about the project

The work will involve relocating urban public utilities, giving us free rein to begin the massive excavation that will be needed to build the new métro station. The utilities that need to be relocated include water pipes, sewers and underground conduits and cabling.

The work will not start until 2022. We will keep you informed as the project progresses and let you know when construction will begin.

Yes. When we conduct the mass excavation to build the new métro station entrance building, the land will be decontaminated in compliance with current environmental standards.

Projects like the preparatory work in the Lacordaire area need to be planned months in advance. Together, our experienced technicians, engineers and project managers employ their knowledge of a variety of disciplines: civil engineering, structure, electricity, building mechanics, geotechnics, traffic maintenance and sustainable development, to name just a few.

Our design, project management and follow-up teams are putting their expertise to good use in the east end of the city, and all this is just the beginning!

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Video clips

Our experts have prepared some informative clips that are available to answer your questions.

Details will follow.

The project in images

Plan of the Lacordaire station.


The blue line extension project follows in the wake of the Déclaration du gouvernement du Québec et de la Ville de Montréal to revitalize Montréal East. Many projects are underway to give a new impetus to this sector. Increased mobility, economic development, and improved living environments are at the heart of this ambitious project. For more information, see Québec.ca/RevitalisationEstMontreal (in French only).

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