is a station
on the Orange Line
of the Montreal Metro rapid
, operated by the Société de
transport de Montréal
(STM). It is located in Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
It was inaugurated on October 14
, as part of the original network of the
was briefly the terminus of the orange line until Square-Victoria station opened four months later, quickly followed
by Bonaventure station, the planned terminus.
The metro station, designed by J. Warunkiewicz, is a normal
station, built in
due to the presence of
weak Utica shale
in the surrounding rock
. Its mezzanine, with fare barriers at either end, is located directly
under the Palais des congrès de Montréal; one end gives direct access to the Palais, while
the other opens outside.
Origin of the name
station is named for the Place d'Armes, a short distance to the south.
It is the
third square in Montreal to have this name, which is the common
French name for the rallying place for a fort's defenders. It
contains a statue of Paul Chomedey, sieur de
Connecting bus routes
Place d'Armes in Montreal.
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Nearby points of interest
- Place-d'Armes Metro Station