GREAT WORKS ARE UNDER WAY

Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, guardian of an exceptional historical, religious and architectural legacy, is going forward with a huge renovation and construction project that will focus on the preservation of historical buildings, the improvement of visitor experience as well as the sustainable development of the site (LEED project).

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Mr. Jean-Pierre Léger, Chairman of the Board for the St Hubert Foundation and member of the Campaign Cabinet; Mrs. Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region; Mrs. Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, representing the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Father Claude Grou, CSC, Rector of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal; Mr. Guy Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Desjardins Group and Cabinet Chair of the Reaching New Heights Campaign; Mrs. Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal; Mr. Sébastien Barangé, Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs of CGI, representing Serge Godin, CGI Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board and member of the Campaign Cabinet.
(Photo: Sébastien St-Jean)

SUSTAINABILITY — ENHANCEMENT — INNOVATION

Reaching New Heights - Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

I support the
development project!

Message from Mr Guy Cormier

President and CEO of Desjardins Group and President of the Campaign Cabinet for Reaching New Heights.

THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT A GLANCE

document-pdf-icon Press Release, March 1st , 2019
document-pdf-icon Campaign Cabinet
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CAMPAIGN CABINET

Guy Cormier

President

Guy Cormier
President and CEO, Desjardins Group

Mouvement Desjardins
Serge Godin

Serge Godin
Founder and Executive President of the Board, CGI

CGI
Jean-Pierre Léger

Jean-Pierre Léger
President of the Board, Fondation St-Hubert

St-Hubert

THE CONSTRUCTION DAY-TO-DAY

Follow the evolution of operations with these photos, updated a few times a day.

2018 – 2020

New Visitor Facilities and Services

Holy Family Plaza

  • New pedestrian area on the roof of the welcome pavilion
  • New monumental structure for Quebec’s only carillon
  • Addition of 5 bells to the 56 current bells of the Oratory’s carillon
  • Installation of a new public work of art

Reconfiguration of the monumental garden in front of the Oratory

  • Elimination of paved surfaces and augmentation of plant cover
  • Reduced road traffic and increased pedestrian spaces on site

2020 – 2022

The beautiful, massive dome and the highest view of Montreal

  • Creation of a unique exhibition and presentation space accessed by a spiral walkway inside the dome
  • An observation tower at the dome’s summit, which will achieve the Basilica architects’ vision; a 360° view of the city and its surroundings
  • Complete renovation of the Museum to create a more multi-use and illuminated venue to highlight its collection of over 30,000 objects and archival documents.

Note: This last phase of the project will be produced in collaboration with Atelier TAG and Architecture49 Montréal (architects in consortium), SDK et Associés Inc (structural engineers), Stantec Expert-Conseil Ltée (electromechanical engineers), GSM Project (visitor experience designers) and CS Design (lighting consultant), all winners of our architecture competition.

PRESS RELEASES

osjmr_ang_coated_pms March 1, 2019 — Saint Joseph’s Oratory reveals the winner of the architectural competition for the construction of the Basilica’s dome and of the museum  document-pdf-icon
June 4, 2018 — Saint Joseph’s Oratory reveals the winner of the architectural competition for the construction of the Basilica’s dome and of the museum  document-pdf-icon
February 21, 2018 — Architectural competition finalists revealed for the construction of the interior dome of Saint Joseph’s Oratory’s Basilica  document-pdf-icon
December 14, 2017 — Saint Joseph’s Oratory will launch an architectural competition to reconfigure the Basilica’s dome – a one-of-a-kind space!  document-pdf-icon
June 6, 2016 — Major Development Project Relaunched  document-pdf-icon
Gouvernement-canada Près de 52 millions de dollars pour un projet d’aménagement d’envergure à l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph (release in French only) document-pdf-icon
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The Oratory’s Development Project is one of the projects identified by public authorities as a legacy of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary.

MAJOR WORKS SINCE 2002

A number of major works have been undertaken since 2002 as part of Saint Joseph’s Oratory’s great development plan.

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