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- Victor Hugo -

Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to ensure the preservation of the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal and showcase its important religious, historic and artistic patrimony in a way that maintains the site for the benefit of the community.

Architect

“Gentlemen, bear in mind that you are not building a temporary structure, but that you are erecting an edifice that will reflect credit on yourselves and fraternity and your country. I assure you that the history of your edifice shall be transmitted to future generations.”

- James O’Donnell, 1827