Toronto Ontario Temple

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Toronto Ontario Temple
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Number 44 edit data
Dedication 25 August 1990 (25 August 1990) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 13.4 acres (5.4 hectares)
Floor area 57,982 sq ft (5,387 m2)
Height 171 ft (52 m)
Preceded by Las Vegas Nevada Temple
Followed by San Diego California Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 43°44′39.61679″N 79°44′45.81240″W / 43.7443379972°N 79.7460590000°W / 43.7443379972; -79.7460590000

The Toronto Ontario Temple is the 44th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It was the second temple to be dedicated in Canada (after the Cardston Alberta Temple), making it the first country in the world, outside the United States, to have two temples within its borders at the time of dedication. Germany became the second country outside of the United States to have two temples when Germany reunified six weeks later.

The temple is located on 5.26 hectares (13.0 acres) in Brampton, which is 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of downtown Toronto. On top of the temple is a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni with a trump in his hand.

Ground was broken for the temple on 10 October 1987 and the temple was dedicated by Gordon B. Hinckley on 25 August 1990. The temple has a total of 5,386 square metres (57,970 sq ft), four ordinance rooms and six sealing rooms.

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