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Temple in Canada to close this fall for renovations

The Toronto Ontario Temple will close in October for a projected 9-month renovation project

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the Toronto Ontario Temple will close later this year for extended renovations.

Renovation work is expected to begin in October and take a projected nine months, according to the announcement published Monday, May 1, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Dedicated in August 1990 by President Gordon B. Hinckley, the Toronto Ontario Temple is one of Canada’s 10 temples and was the Church’s second house of the Lord in Canada, following the Cardston Alberta Temple.

The other seven operating temples in the country are the Calgary Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Halifax Nova Scotia, Montreal Quebec, Regina Saskatchewan, Vancouver British Columbia and Winnipeg Manitoba temples, with a 10th temple announced earlier this month for Lethbridge, Alberta.

The Toronto Ontario Temple. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Toronto temple joins four others announced for renovation, expansion or reconstruction around the world. Another temple recently completed its renovation and is ready for rededication, with four more currently under renovation.

Completed renovation

The Church has one temple that has completed its renovation and is set for rededication.

Under renovation

Three of the Church’s four pioneer-era temples built and dedicated in the late 1800s are under extended renovations, with another temple in Europe also undergoing renovation.

Announced for renovations

The four temples previously announced for renovations are:

The exterior rendering of the redesigned and reconstructed Provo Utah Temple. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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