The History of Montreal’s Eastern Bus Terminal

“When we think of the old bus terminal on Berri and Maisonneuve, it usually conjures up the image of a brown L-shaped building across the street from Place Émilie-Gamelin on one side, and the National Library (BaNQ) on the other. That’s certainly the case now, but those extensions along Berri and Maisonneuve were add-ons that came some time in the 1970s. When the bus terminal was built in the early 1950s, it was just that square. The building’s curved corner and vertical Googie-styled signage suggests Streamline Moderne architecture, somewhat echoing the other bus terminal in Montreal at the time.”

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