Monk (Montreal Metro)

Montreal Metro.svg Montreal Metro Station
Monk (logo).svg
Monk Station Metro.jpg
Borough Le Sud-Ouest
City Montreal
Opened 3 September 1978
Line MtlMetro1.svg Green Line
Architect Blais & Bélanger
Artist Germain Bergeron
Platform Depth 18.3 metres
Rank 18th deepest
Traffic 1,156,323 entrances in 2006
Rank 59th busiest
Interstation
Distance
844.29 metres to Angrignon
1062.85 metres to Jolicoeur
Address of
Entrances
6750 Monk Boulevard
6805 Monk Boulevard
Nearby Main
Intersections
Monk Boulevard / Allard Street [1]


Monk is a station on the Green Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). The station is located in the Ville-Émard district of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. [2]

Contents

Art and Architecture

The station structure was designed by Blais & Bélanger and features many works of art, including the large sculpture Pic et Pelle by artist Germain Bergeron. Monk also features many balconies that overlook the main station below, however they have been closed for the safety of the visually impaired.

Germain Bergeron considered many different ideas for the public art for this station. His first concept was to create a series of flying saucers that were suspended from the roof of the station, and were to move with the wind generated by passing trains. However, this was deemed too dangerous by authorities, and the idea was cancelled.

The current two giant statues of workers constructing the Metro were to have been accompanied by a third, representing a foreman, but this idea was judged superfluous and scrapped.


Origin of the name

The station is named for boulevard Monk, itself named to honour Sir James Monk (1745-1826). Monk was a prosecutor who served on Quebec's vice admiralty court from 1778 to 1788 and subsequently became Montreal's chief justice from 1793 to 1820.

Connecting bus routes

Route Service Times Map Schedule
Société de transport de Montréal
Autobusmontréal.svg 36 Monk All-day Map Schedule
Autobusmontréal.svg 78 Laurendeau All-day Map Schedule
S-nuit.gif 350 Verdun/LaSalle Overnight Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest

  • Centre hospitalier Ville Émard
  • Douglas Hospital [3] [4] [5]
  • École Dollard-des-Ormeaux
  • École St-Jean-de-Matha
  • École Honoré-Mercier

References

  1. ^ Monk Station Neighbourhood Map
  2. ^ Monk Station
  3. ^ Douglas Hospital Contact
  4. ^ Douglas Hospital Map
  5. ^ Getting to the Douglas, Station Monk (15 minutes walk)

External links

Coordinates: 45°27′4.18″N 73°35′35.23″W / 45.4511611°N 73.5931194°W / 45.4511611; -73.5931194


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