at the Sacré-Cœur Church

Permanent Exhibit

The Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus Church opens its doors to all !

The church bells are finally unveiling age-old secrets: they have come down from the bell tower and are now nestled in the heart of the nave ! Delve into the history of the parish and of a working-class neighborhood at the turn of the last century. Discover a major work of Montreal architect Joseph Venne (1858-1925), considered among the great builders of Montreal by his peers. Admire one of the most beautiful churches in Montreal and see the five great bells of Sacré-Coeur up close thanks to a brand-new permanent exhibition that brings together various legacies: architectural, religious and sound.

Exhibition presented in French only. 

Sacré-Cœur-de-Jésus Church

1471 Ontario Street East 

Beaudry Metro / Papineau Metro / Bus 125


Spring 2022

The spring of 2022 marks the centenary of the fire of the first Sacré-Cœur Church. A century later, we propose to bring this angular episode to life in history and music. Free activities.

The open house days will be held May 14th and 15th 2022, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Sacré-Cœur Church.

Urban tours

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 2022, at 1 p.m.
  • Departure of the tours from the Écomusée du fier monde (2050 Atateken Street)
  • Registration required and places limited : 514-528-8444 | [email protected] 

Guided tours of the exhibition Sonnent les siècles

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 2022, at 3 pm
  • Sacré-Cœur Church (1471, Ontario Street E)

Mini-concerts : Les 100 ans de l’incendie

  • Saturday 14 2022, at 4pm, with composer André Pappathomas and organist Daniel Leroux
  • Sunday 15 2022, at 4pm, with percussionist Olivier Maranda and titular organist Daniel Leroux
  • Sacré-Cœur Church (1471, Ontario Street E)

The activities of the Écomusée du fier monde are offered in collaboration with the Laboratoire de recherche et de création vocale and the Sacré-Coeur parish, during the Festival d’histoire de Montréal.

Please note that all our activities will be conducted in French.

Fall 2021

Conferences with musical interventions

Several speakers will present the history of the Centre-Sud neighbourhood, the Sacré-Cœur parish and its church, as well as the journey and work of its architect, Joseph Venne. Each conference will be the occasion to listen to musical interventions on the bells by André Pappathomas, composer, and Daniel Leroux, titular organist.

  • November 2, 4 & 6 2021, 6 h 00 PM (doors open at 4 h 00 PM)

Opening night

During the opening night, attend a short conference by Michel Allard, historian and great grandson of Joseph Venne, as well as a concert lead by André Pappathomas highlighting the five bells.

  • October 9 2021, 3 h 00 to 7 h 00 pm

Urban Tours on Ontario Street

This fall, discover the Centre-Sud neighbourhood and its main artery, Ontario Street.

  • October 16, 17, 23 & 24 2021, 1 h 00 PM