Île Notre-Dame station was supposed to be located on the island of that name to help serve the Expo 67 fairgrounds; however, due to technical problems, the plan was abandoned. (Source: Métro, 20 September 2001, p. 9)|
Although this station entered service on 1 April 1967, it was only accessible to Expo workers; it was opened to the public on the same day as Expo itself, 28 April 1967. (Source: Métro, 2 April 2007, p. 7)
The deepest point in the metro network is located between Jean-Drapeau and Berri-UQAM stations in the yellow line tunnel. Under rue Bonsecours, the tracks are 55 metres below ground level. (Source: Métro, 28 January 2003, p. 7)
|In 1997, the Metropolitano de Lisboa (Lisbon metro system) donated a sculpture by Portuguese artist João Charters de Almeida, entitled La ville imaginaire, to the Montreal metro. Unfortunately, the sculpture was much too big to install in any metro station; consequently, the STCUM donated it to the City of Montreal, which installed it on île Sainte-Hélène near the landing of the ferry to the Old Port, not far from this station. Click here for more information.|
Scenes from Denise Filiatrault's film C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux were filmed in this station (standing in for Place-des-Arts).
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Ginette Reno in C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux
Image (c) 1997 Cinémaginaire