Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

March 10, 2009 16:01 ET

Media Advisory: Announcing the Observation Center Project at the Top of the Basilica's Dome

The Highest Window Overlooking Montreal!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - Representatives of the media are invited to a press conference for the official announcement of the Observation Center Project at the Top of the Basilica's Dome at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.

Through this significant project, the Oratory seeks to offer Montrealers and visitors from around the world an exceptional experience: a truly unique view of the Basilica's interior and most importantly, access to the "highest window overlooking Montreal".

In attendance:

Mr. Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme Montreal

Father Claude Grou, CSC, Rector of Saint Joseph's Oratory

Mr. Denis Gaudreault, architect and project lead from Jodoin, Lamarre et Pratte Architectes



When: Thursday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m.
A health break will follow the ceremony

Where: The Basilica of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
3800 Queen Mary Road, Montreal


(To access the Basilica, guests may use the elevator from the Votive Chapel, at the Crypt Church level, or the escalators located behind the Crypt Church.)

Parking is available near the Auberge or on the Basilica's esplanade.

Visiting: For this occasion, media representatives will be given an exceptional opportunity to visit the interdome area, which will serve as the foundation of the upcoming Observation Center. However, it bears mentioning that reaching this point involves climbing 176 steps, or the equivalent of an eight-story building! As such, walking shoes are required.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to schedule an interview:
    Massy-Forget Public Relations
    Elaine Mayrand / Claudia Martin
    514-842-2455, ext. 24/31
    Cell.: 514-718-2124
    emayrand@mfrp.com
    or
    Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal
    Danielle Decelles
    514-733-8216, ext. 2711
    Cell.: 514-264-1764
    ddecelles@osj.qc.ca