Ferdinand Édouard

Ferdinand Édouard

Buisson, Ferdinand Édouard, 1841-1932, French educator and Nobel Peace Prize winner. He studied at the Sorbonne and later taught (1866-70) in Switzerland. After 1870 he served in the French department of education, as an inspector of schools and a director of primary education, resigning in 1886 to become professor of pedagogy at the Sorbonne. He produced the Dictionnaire de pédagogie (1882-93). From 1902 to 1914 and again from 1919 to 1924, he was a member of the chamber of deputies and worked actively for civil rights. An ardent pacifist, he attended (1867) the first congress of the International Peace League; with Ludwig Quidde of Germany he received the 1927 Nobel Peace Prize.

Édouard-Montpetit is a station on the Blue Line of the Montreal Metro rapid transit system, operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). It is located in the Côte-des-Neiges area of borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce of Montreal, Quebec, Canada .

Origin of name

Édouard-Montpetit metro station takes its name from the street under which it lies: Édouard-Montpetit Boulevard. The boulevard in turn takes its name from Édouard Montpetit (1881–1954), a Quebec lawyer, economist and academic closely linked with the nearby Université de Montréal.


Édouard-Montpetit metro station was designed to be able to provide a connection with the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Montreal—Deux Montagnes commuter rail line. If such a connection were implemented, high-speed elevators would run from the metro station to the train station in the Mount Royal Tunnel, 50 metres below.

Connecting bus routes

Regular STM routes

No Route Name Route Map Schedule
51 Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit Map Schedule
119 Rockland Map Schedule
129 Côte-Sainte-Catherine (2 blocks north on Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road) Map Schedule

STM night routes

No Route Name Route Map Schedule
368 Mont-Royal Map Schedule

Nearby points of interest


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