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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

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 AlbertaEdmonton AlbertaHalifax Nova ScotiaMontreal QuebecRegina SaskatchewanVancouver British Columbia and Winnipeg Manitoba temples, with a 10th temple announced earlier this month for Lethbridge, Alberta.

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.

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