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Grey Nuns Chapel

Grey Nuns Chapel

Grey Nuns Chapel

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Les soeurs grises de Montréal

3 500 000 $

1996

- OAQ Mention of Excellence, 1998

On November 5, 1974, the Minister of Culture and Communications classified the Grey Nuns Chapel as a historic monument. It was only in 1979, however, that the Grey Nuns, representatives of the Maison Mère-d'Youville , decided to return to one of Montreal's most important and historic religious sites: The Old St. Sulpice Seminary located on Place D'Armes. These historic buildings, dating from the French regime, had been neglected for almost a century.
Consequently, the buildings were completely renovated to accommodate the administrative offices and housing for the order. An elegant architectural solution was created around two interior gardens. The second phase of the renovation was undertaken at the Grey Nun's Mother House, on Rene-Levesque Boulevard. This major renovation to the building, originally designed by Victor Bourgeau, included electrical and mechanical work, the rehabilitation of the building envelope of the chapel, as well as the restoration of the steeple and the entire historic chapel interior plaster finishes.