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
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Message from Mr Guy Cormier
President and CEO of Desjardins Group and President of the Campaign Cabinet for Reaching New Heights.
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
- Street level interior access to all the facilities
- Two-storey pavilion integrated to Mount Royal with green roofs
- Better accessibility for persons with reduced mobility
Holy Family Plaza
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.
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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