New map shows how Montreal's 68 Metro stations got their names
Gilles Laporte, professor at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, created historical graphic
Taking a ride on the Montreal Metro also means taking a trip back through Quebec history.
At least that's how it looks on a new map assembled by Gilles Laporte, a history professor at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal and lecturer at l'Université du Québec à Montréal.
In a graphic widely circulated online, Laporte offers up details on the namesake of each station, from the more obvious, such as former mayor Jean Drapeau (Yellow line) to the more obscure, such as Namur (Orange line), a city in Belgium.
The map has also led to criticism about the androcentric naming of Metro stations.
A Facebook group called Décider entre hommes points out very few Metro stations are named after women.