A new metro station at the Galeries d'Anjou
An agreement has been reached between the owner of the Galeries d’Anjou, Ivanhoé Cambridge, and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) to allow the construction of a new metro station as part of the extension of the blue line.
This project would make it possible both to better serve the residents of eastern Montreal in terms of public transit and to increase the attractiveness and access to businesses in the area.
“This version of the project corresponds to the vision that we have for the future development of this property since it limits the perimeter of expropriation, makes it possible to enhance the property, while promoting sustainable transport”, said Ivanhoé Cambridge President and CEO Nathalie Palladitcheff in a press release.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante also reacted enthusiastically to the announcement of this agreement on his Twitter account.
Une excellente nouvelle pour le prolongement de la ligne bleue! 🔵🎉 #polmtl https://t.co/hotCKK5rI8
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) February 16, 2023
Taking possession of the land targeted on the commercial site by the STM will take place in March 2024, estimate the two organizations in the agreement. This delay will allow the relocation of the merchants established at the Galeries D’Anjou who will be expropriated in the next year to allow the work.
The commissioning of transport at this future metro station is planned for the fall  ;2029.