Villa-Maria (Montreal Metro)

Villa-Maria (Montreal Metro)

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Description:
Villa-Maria is a station on the Orange Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area of the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada .

Overview

The station is a normal side platform station, and has an entrance at its south 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 name

Villa-Maria station takes its name from the nearby Villa Maria school, which in turn takes its name from the Latin House of Mary.

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.

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