Address1450 Blvd Marie-Victorin
Longueuil, Quebec J4G 1A4
Telephone: (+1) 450-646-5775
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 by Henry B. Eyring
Site:2.4 acres | 1.0 hectares
Exterior Finish:Granite quarried in Quebec
Architectural Features:Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:11,550 square feet | 1,073 square meters
Height:70 feet | 21.3 meters
Elevation:46 feet | 14 meters
The Montreal Quebec Temple was the sixth temple built in Canada and the first built in Quebec.
The Montreal Quebec Temple was dedicated on the same day as the San José Costa Rica Temple.
On Monday, June 2, 2014, the Montreal Quebec Temple closed for a complete renovation of the interior and exterior. The structure was reinforced, replacing the original wood framing with reinforced concrete and steel. Major repairs were carried out including remediation of a mold problem. In addition, the ordinance rooms were decorated with beautiful landscape murals, and the exterior was slightly altered to give the edifice an updated appearance. It was rededicated on November 22, 2015.
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."1
The temple is clad with granite stone from Quebec.
The exterior art glass was designed by VCBO Architecture and fabricated by Warren Edis of Kelowna, British Columbia, and Medieval Glass of Vancouver, British Columbia. The windows feature gold and blue glass in a geometric design based on historic metal grill patterns found on doors and windows in Montreal.
The exterior carving motifs of the maple leaf were designed by VCBO Architecture, sculpted by Stefani Hunt of Spanish Fork, Utah, and manufactured by Les Pierres Technofil Inc. of St. Nicolas, Quebec.
The predominant color scheme is cream-colored paint with gold-leaf accents. Gold-leaf pinstripes accent crown moldings and floral motif carvings throughout.
The mahogany wood in the temple is from Africa and was milled by Ebénisterie Renova of Plessiville, Quebec. Native maple millwork from Quebec is also featured throughout the building with a white painted finish.
The baptismal font features Crema Marfil stone with Jerusalem Gold accents and bronze railings by Forge d’Ilmarinen of Coaticook, Quebec.
The original oil mural is by David Koch of Richmond, Utah. The landscape depicts the wildlife and landscape of the Montreal area, specifically the St. Lawrence River.
- Church News, 17 Apr. 1999.