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Montreal Quebec Temple Opens its Doors to the Public

The public is invited to tour the recently renovated Montreal Quebec Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the only Mormon temple in Quebec. Usually, only Mormons in good standing can enter the Church’s temples, but during this brief period of time, the general public is invited to tour the building before it is officially rededicated.

The First Presidency of the Church has announced that the open house will be held from Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, November 14, 2015, except for Sunday, November 8. Free reservations for the open house can be made by visiting or by calling 1-855-537-2000.

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Comments from people who attended a preview tour last Friday night were very positive. A woman who visited a Mormon temple for the first time said she felt a warmth in her heart during the visit and the desire to pray for her children. Another visitor said she had the feeling of being embraced in the arms of Christ while walking through the majestic building and that she would remember that experience even more than the beauty of the temple.

The temple is located at 1450 Boulevard Marie-Victorin in Longueuil. Tours, consisting of a 10-minute video presentation followed by a 30-minute walking tour through the temple, will begin at the Latter-day Saint church adjacent to the temple.

"We welcome everyone to come and see our temple", said Elder Alain Allard, Quebec Area representative for the Church. "We look forward to sharing with visitors why Latter-day Saints consider temples our most sacred place of worship."

Following the public open house, the temple will be formally rededicated on November 22. The dedication will be preceded by a cultural celebration featuring music and dance by the youth of the Church, to be held on the evening of November 21 at the Monument-National on Saint Laurent Boulevard. Attendance at the cultural celebration is by invitation only, but media are invited to attend.

The Montreal Temple was originally dedicated in June 2000 and was closed in June 2014 for renovation. The temple serves more than 11,000 Mormons in Quebec in addition to congregations in Ottawa.

The exterior of the 1,073-square-metre temple features granite from Quebec. The building stands 21.5 metres and is crowned with a gilded statue of the angel Moroni, who is significant to Latter-day Saints for his role in the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The major design motifs for both the exterior and interior come from the Montreal flag, with four floral emblems representing the four main European ethnic groups that settled in the city in the 19th century. The interior of the temple also features a hand-painted mural depicting the wildlife and landscape of the Montreal area, specifically the St. Lawrence River.

Latter-day Saint temples differ from churches where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered “houses of the Lord” where the teachings of Jesus Christ are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ceremonies that unite families for eternity.

More information about the purpose of temples and downloadable, high-resolution photos of the interior and exterior of the temple are available on and Additional information about the Montreal Quebec Temple is also available on

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