It is a normal side platform station with two entrances: one on rue Fabre and another on avenue Papineau. The brightly coloured murals and continuous handrail were designed by artist Jean-Noël Poliquin.
Origin of name
Fabre is named for the nearby rue Fabre. The street name honours Monseigneur Édouard-Charles Fabre (1827–1896), Montreal's first archbishop (1886).