ORIGIN OF THE NAME
Place des Arts Place des Arts. The project of constructing a cultural complex in Montreal had already been discussed for quite some time when the Corporation Sir Georges-Étienne-Cartier was set up to build it. The name Place des Arts had been used since 1959 although the building including the salle Wilfrid-Pelletier was not inaugurated until 21 September 1963. The complex now includes five concert halls and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, as well as rehearsal halls, shops, services, and a large, popular esplanade. Its Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, the largest multipurpose concert hall in Canada, is home to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, and the Opéra de Montréal.

 PLATFORM DEPTH
11,6 m deep
(46th deepest station)
 TRAFFIC
6 307 985 entrances in 2002
(10th busiest station)

 INTERSTATION DISTANCE
To McGill:
To Saint-Laurent:
345,69 metres
354,38 metres

 TRIVIA
Scenes from Denise Filiatrault's film C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux were filmed in this station. (Other scenes set in the mezzanine level were shot at Jean-Drapeau.)

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Mme Therrien (Pierrette Robitaille) feels like chickenLaura (Ginette Reno) is distraught over misplacing Ti-GarsTi-Gars (Samuel Landry) has tricked his maman
Ginette Reno, Pierrette Robitaille, and Samuel Landry in C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux

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