Inaugurated on October 14, 1966, and originally consisting of 26 stations on three separate lines, the Montreal Metro is Canada's busiest subway system, and North America's third busiest in total daily passenger usage. Over the years, it has grown to 68 stations on four lines, delivering millions of Montrealers from point A to B.
While most of us are vaguely aware that Montreal's metro is renowned for its architecture and public art, few of us ever stop to truly appreciate just how unique each station is.
Montreal photographer, Chris Forsyth, started the #Mtlmetroproject on Instagram back in 2014 to showcase just how special our metro stations really are, beautifully capturing them like you've never seen them before.
Check out some examples of Forsyth's stunning metro photos below, as well as his website and Instagram for more of his work.
"The Government of Canada is taking the first steps in preparing for the procurement process to build a new train service in the Toronto to Quebec City Corridor," Transport Canada announced in a press release on Tuesday.
While there are several steps and consultations with "Indigenous groups and communities" to undertake before accepting proposals in fall 2021, the government plans to build "dedicated passenger rail tracks which would provide many key benefits to travellers."
These include, according to the government:
"shorter travel times and faster trains that would reduce average trip times between Toronto and Ottawa by up to 90 minutes;
"more reliable on-time arrival performance up to 95 percent from a current average of 67 percent;
"more direct routes with improved connectivity between cities and to other modes of transportation;
"new services to certain communities, such as Peterborough, Trois-Rivières, and Laval, and new stations in targeted locations including near Jean Lesage Airport;
"more frequent departures between cities; and"
"a cleaner travel option using electrified technology."
"High Frequency Rail in the Toronto to Quebec City Corridor is a massive transportation project with the potential to transform passenger rail service by offering faster, more reliable, more frequent, and cleaner transportation service," said Canada's Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra.
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While the event is free, you have to reserve online in advance and you'll be denied entry without a ticket.
You can reserve seats on Ticketmaster 24 hours ahead of the game, with a maximum of four tickets per person. Tickets are only available digitally and printed tickets won't be accepted, so you'll have to show your ticket on your phone.
The whole site accommodates people with restricted mobility, but only Zone C has accessible bathrooms, reserved parking and private access from Rue Saint-Catherine O.
You won't be able to join people in other zones and you must remain in your ticketed zone at all times, so make sure you book the same zone as your friends.
Here's how you can use public transportation to reach your zone:
Zone A can be reached via Place des Arts metro station, at the de Bleury exit. Once outside, go south on Rue de Bleury until you reach Rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Zone B can be accessed via the Saint-Laurent metro station. Once outside, go west on Boul. de Maisonneuve until you reach Rue Saint-Urbain.
Zone C can also be accessed via the Saint-Laurent metro station. Once outside, go west on Boul. de Maisonneuve until Rue Saint-Urbain, then go south to 1444, rue Saint-Urbain.
The surrounding streets will be closed to traffic, save for Rue Saint-Urbain, which grants entry to the Complexe Desjardins, Place des Arts and Indigo parking lots.
Four screens will broadcast the match. The screening site opens at 5 p.m. and the hockey game starts at 8 p.m.
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Full-time students aged 18 and up are eligible for a 40% discount on all the ARTM's monthly passes. In Montreal, this amounts to $54. Due to the raised price of the regular monthly pass, students will wind up paying $1 more than the previous cost, which was $53.
Single and double STM trips will remain the same price — $3.50 and $6.50 respectively — but 10 trips will now cost the average adult $30.00, up from $29.50.
Regular fare for a three-day pass is going up 50 cents to $20.50. Weekly passes are going up 75 cents to $28 and monthly passes are going up $2 to $90.50.
You can find a full list of the public transportation fares coming into effect on July 1, 2021 here.