Montreal Quebec Temple
86th operating temple; closed for renovation; removing exterior stone; anticipated to be completed in late 2015
Physical Address1450 Boulevard Marie-Victorin
Longueuil, Quebec J4G 1A4
Mailing Address1007-51 Place Charles-le Moyne
Longueuil, QC J4K 5G6
Distribution Services 450-679-1473
Announcement: 6 August 1998
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 9 April 1999 by Gary J. Coleman
Public Open House: 20–27 May 2000
Dedication: 4 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site: 2.4 acres.
Exterior Finish: Bethel white granite from northern Vermont.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.
On Monday, June 2, 2014, the Montreal Quebec Temple will close for a complete renovation of the interior and exterior. Wooden framing used within the building will be replaced with more durable materials, and the ordinance rooms will be decorated with beautiful landscape murals. The exterior will be altered to give the edifice a unique appearance. The temple is expected to reopen in September 2015.
In his comments at the groundbreaking ceremony held in the empty garage of a vacated automobile dealership which will be removed before construction begins, Elder Coleman of the Seventy and second counselor in the North America Northeast Area presidency encouraged members to "come often…come with the family…come with the family names…in establishing the Lord's temple in Montreal."
President Benoit Duquette of the Montreal stake remarked that when he joined the Church in 1975, members from the area drove 45 hours to attend the Alberta Temple in Cardston or would fly to the Swiss Temple. Since 1990, members have traveled for six hours to attend the Toronto Ontario Temple.
"As we stand here this morning," said President Walter Svenson of the Mount Royal stake, "although the spot is still without form, with our spiritual eyes we can see a…fountain of potential blessings, a hill of personal challenge and the mountain of the Lord's house, foreseen by Isaiah."
Gerard Pelchat, the first stake president in the Montreal stake, remembers telling friends in the Toronto temple a year ago of his desire for a temple in Montreal. "I never dreamed it would happen, let alone this soon," he said (Church News, 17 April 1999).