About the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral

Located only steps away from Montreal’s underground city, is a replica of St-Peter’s Basilica in Rome.   Originally known as St. James the Greater Parish when the doors opened in 1894, the cathedral as we know today became known as Mary Queen of the World Cathedral in 1955.

Like many churches in Montreal, the artwork inside reflects the history of the city.  Another notable difference between the cathedral and the basilica are the statues above the main entrance.  Instead of the Apostles, the statues of the main entrance represent the Saints of the parishes that donated them.

The Saints are: St. Anthony of Padua, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Hyacinthe, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul, St. John, St. James (in the center), St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Patrick, St. Ignatius, St. Charles Borromeo and St. Francis of Assisi.


Address: 1085 de la Cathédrale Street, Montreal, Quebec, H2B 2V4
Telephone: (514) 866-1661

Closest metro:  
Bonaventure or Peel

Nearby attractions: Underground City, Downtown Shopping, Dorchester Square, Place du Canada, Queen Elisabeth Hotel

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday open 7am to 6:15pm
Saturday and Sunday 
open 7:30pm to 6:15pm

Admission rates


Notes from a local

  • The official website of the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral  is http://ww.cathedralecatholiquedemontreal.org
  • On cooler days you can walk thru the underground city and pop out of the exit by the Queen Elisabeth Hotel on the south side of René-Lévesque and Mansfield.
  • On a sunny day you can see a clear reflection of the dome against the glass office buildings surrounding the cathedral.

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