Launch of the Montréal Religious Heritage Days Program
Today the Quebec Religious Heritage Council (QRHC) and Passerelles, a heritage cooperative, reveal the program for the Montreal Religious Heritage Days event, which is to take place on September 6th, 7th, and 8th 2019.
An initiative of the Table de concertation du patrimoine religieux de Montréal within the Quebec Religious Heritage Council, this event aims to bring members of the public into heritage sites associated with some of the city’s religious traditions--diverse architecturally, artistically, and historically.
A rare chance to discover the hidden gems of our heritage
Close to 70 places of worship associated with 8 different faiths including buildings recently having undergone functional transformation will be participating in this event, which follows the release of the Ulysse travel guide Discovering Montréal's Religious Heritage. Among the places to discover, one finds tourist staples such as Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal and the Christ Church Cathedral, but one also finds Montreal’s oldest church, the city’s only church in the art deco style, buildings in the middle of restoration, and creations of architects Victor Bourgeault and Roger d’Astous.