is a station
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on the Green Line
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of the Montreal Metro
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rapid transit system
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operated by the Société de transport de Montréal
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(STM). The station is located in the Ville-Émard
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district of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest
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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
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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
Sir James Monk was Chief Justice of Lower Canada. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and educated in Halifax, Nova Scotia where his father had settled in 1749....
(1745-1826). Monk was a prosecutor who served on Quebec's vice admiralty court
Vice admiralty courts were juryless courts located in British colonies that were granted jurisdiction over local legal matters related to maritime activities, such as disputes between merchants and seamen. Judges were given 5% of confiscated cargo, if they found a smuggling defendant guilty...
from 1778 to 1788 and subsequently became Montreal's chief justice from 1793 to 1820.
Connecting bus routes
|Société de transport de Montréal|
| 36 Monk|
| 78 Laurendeau|
The 78 Laurendeau is a bus route in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal . The route operates 5 days a week between the hours of 5 AM and 1 AM and Week-ends from 5 AM to 11 PM. It is a wheelchair accessible route. It serves the boroughs of...
| 350 Verdun/LaSalle|
Nearby points of interest
- Centre hospitalier Ville Émard
- Douglas Hospital
The Douglas Mental Health University Institute is a Canadian psychiatric hospital located in the borough of Verdun in the city of Montreal, Quebec. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with McGill University...
- École Dollard-des-Ormeaux
- École St-Jean-de-Matha
- École Honoré-Mercier