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The Oratory seen by...
November
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain

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December
Soeur Angèle Rizzardo
Chef, professor, television and radio host

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January
Robert Dutton
Entrepreneur and professor

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February
Dinu Bumbaru
Policy Director at Héritage Montréal

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March
Gregory Charles
Musician, entertainer, comedian and singer-songwriter

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April
Denis Gagnon
Fashion Designer

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May
Denys Arcand
Film Director

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June
Denis Coderre
Special Advisor for Urban Mobility at the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)

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July
Raymond Bachand
Strategic Advisor at Norton Rose Fulbright

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November
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
December
Soeur Angèle Rizzardo
January
Robert Dutton
February
Dinu Bumbaru
March
Gregory Charles
April
Denis Gagnon
May
Denys Arcand
June
Denis Coderre
July
Raymond Bachand
Reaching New Heights fundraising campaign
Project leaders
Guy Cormier
President and CEO,
Serge Godin
Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board,
Jean-Pierre Léger
President of the Board,
Important dates
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
    • 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.
Press room
October 10, 2019
Saint Joseph’s Oratory to launch its public fundraising campaign and present a large-scale free show: Si l’Oratoire m’était conté.
March 1, 2019
Inauguration of Major Development Project Worksite at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal and Introduction of Reaching New Heights Campaign Cabinet
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
The project in a nutshell
March 1, 2019
Inauguration of Major Development Project Worksite on March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019
Campaign Cabinet
March 1, 2019
Backgrounder, Project phases