Joseph S.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

The Montreal Metro

Hello, my project is on the Montreal metro exploring the stations and the art. My project is based on art in the stations, who did the art and how the art impacted the city of Montreal. In my project, I will talk about the 5 busiest stations on the whole metro. The stations are Berri-UQAM, Place des arts, Jean Drapeau, Cote-des-Neiges, and McGill.


What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

One of the most interesting things I learned was that each station had a different architect and artist and at that time that was very rare. Another thing is that on the first day of operation the metro had 418,000 people has it was the fist day of Expo 67.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Some important lessons that I want to share are. most montréalais ride through the metro every without noticing the art and how much work was put into it. So if you live in Montreal of just visiting and ride the metro take a chance to look around at all the art. Did you know the Montreal metro is the world's longest art gallery.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life now is probably much different to those artist working in those stations. those workers probably worked 10 hours a day making this beautiful artwork. So again if you happen to visit Montreal and ride the metro stop and take a look at all the art