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Villa-Maria is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It was inaugurated on September 7, 1981.

The station is a normal side-platform station, and has an entrance at its north end. The entrance is located in a bus loop.

The station was designed by André Léonard and contains mural sculptures by the architect.

Origin of nameEdit

Villa-Maria station takes its name from the nearby Villa Maria school, which in turn takes its name from the Latin form of "Ville-Marie", the former name of Montreal.

The surrounding lands were once owned by the Decarie family. The land was sold in 1795 to Sir James Monk and the Monk residence built in 1804. This is the central section of the present-day Villa Maria school. In 1844, the building was leased to the Crown as a residence for the Governors-Generals of Canada. (Lord Metcalfe, Earl Cathcart, and Lord Elgin all resided on the Monklands.)

The property became a country hotel for five years, after which time it was purchased by the nuns of Congregation-de-Notre-Dame in 1854, who turned it into a private girls school which they named Villa Maria. The metro station was built at the foot of the Villa Maria property.

Connecting bus routesEdit

Regular routesEdit

Route Name Route Map Schedule
17 Décarie (one block west on rue Girouard) Map Schedule
24 Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke Street, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, McGill University, McCord Museum, Lafontaine Park) Map Schedule
102 Somerled (one block west on rue Girouard) Map Schedule
103 Monkland (Monkland Village, Cavendish Mall) Map Schedule
162 Westminster (Monkland Village, Concordia University's Loyola Campus, Loyola High School, Montreal-West train station) Map Schedule

Night routesEdit

Route Name Route Map Schedule
371 Décarie (one block west on rue Girouard) Map Schedule

Address of station entranceEdit

  • 4331, boul. Décarie, at avenue Monkland

Nearby points of interestEdit

External linksEdit

Previous station Montreal Metro Next station
  Line 2, Orange  

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