Westmount railway station in 2012
|Location||4848 Saint Catherine Street West|
|Line(s)||Canadian Pacific Railway|
The Westmount station (French: Gare de Westmount) is a disused railway station in the city of Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Its address is 4848 Saint Catherine Street West at the bottom of Victoria Ave. It was designed for the Canadian Pacific Railway by the company architect, W.S. Painter, and was completed in 1907.
The station was expanded twice, in 1923 and 1927. The station is a testament to the rapid development of Westmount as a suburb of Montreal between 1890 and 1914. "The building’s architecture is typical of railway stations, composed of a long rectangular one-storey pavilion under a gabled roof and hipped caps, with a projecting bay that was once the ticket office, and corbels retaining the eaves." 
The station closed with the end of VIA passenger service, circa 1984. Train service was moved to the Vendôme station, incorporating bus, train and metro service. The Westmount station was offered to the City of Westmount for a dollar in 1985, on condition that it be moved from the site. After much local protest, in 1989 it was allowed to stay on-site. The City okayed the purchased of the building and the land under it in 1998. In 1999, the City passed a by-law authorizing permitted use of the facility: a heritage interpretive centre, an exhibition centre or a public park and square 
The station was used for a "ski train" departing "Friday night or Saturday morning during the winter season, heading for the Laurentians. The cars were a forest of skis standing in the racks between the seats. It was always a noisy, colorful crowd of enthusiastic skiers." 
As of 2008, the station is owned by the city of Westmount. The station closed to passenger service in 1984. It was recognized as a Heritage Railway Station according to the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act in 1994. The station does not have municipal heritage protection and sits vacant. 
Councilor Philip A. Cutler proposed to convert it into a tech hub during a 2016 council meeting in Westmount. He used the transformation of Notman House as a precedent and visited as part of a fact-finding mission. 
- The Adirondack, The last intercity train to use this station
- Railroad Gazette. Railroad gazette. 1905-01-01.
- "Westmount Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- "Westmount Train Station". HÉRITAGE MONTRÉAL. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- Chemaly, Joumana (August 2016). La préservation d’une gare historique et la perspective de l’usager (PDF) (Masters thesis) (in French). Universite de Montreal. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- Le Clère, René (2008-08-20). "Randonnée pédestre le long de la rue Sherbrooke" (PDF). Actualités Westmount (in French). Actualités Westmount. p. 5. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- Sweeney, Laureen (February 16, 2016). "Call for Repurposing Train Station Coming Down the Track" (PDF). Westmount Independent. Westmount, QC. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
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