Montreal Quebec Temple
86th operating temple; closed for renovation; angel Moroni installed; attaching exterior stone; scheduled to be rededicated Sunday, November 22, 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
Public Open House: 5–14 November 2015
Rededication: 22 November 2015
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.
The First Presidency has announced the open house, cultural celebration, and rededication dates for the Montreal Quebec Temple. The free public open house will begin on Thursday, November 5, and continue through Saturday, November 14, 2015, every day except for Sunday, November 8. The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, November 21, and the temple will be dedicated Sunday, November 22, in three sessions.
On Monday, June 2, 2014, the Montreal Quebec Temple closed for a complete renovation of the interior and exterior. The structure has been reinforced, replacing the original wood framing with reinforced concrete and steel. And major repairs have been carried out including remediation of a mold problem. In addition, the ordinance rooms have been decorated with beautiful landscape murals, and the exterior was slightly altered to give the edifice an updated appearance.
In his comments at the groundbreaking ceremony held in the empty garage of a vacated automobile dealership which was 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).