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Montreal Shriners Hospital opens its doors October 5

WATCH ABOVE: The long-awaited Shriners Hospital at the new Glen Site will official open its doors in October. Global’s Tim Sargeant was there for the ribbon cutting.

MONTREAL – The long-awaited Shriners Hospitals at the new Glen Site will officially open its doors on October 5.

The hospital is a 207,000 square foot facility sitting on the same property as the new MUHC.

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The eight floor hospital cost $127 million to build and work began in 2013.

The exterior of the new Shriners Hospital at the Glen Site, Thursday, August 20, 2015.
The exterior of the new Shriners Hospitals at the Glen Site, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Max Kalinowicz/Global News

Keeping the pediatric-orthopedic hospital in Montreal was part of a bitter debate several years ago.

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The ribbon is cut at the new Shriners Hospitals in Montreal, Thursday, August 20, 2015.
The ribbon is cut at the new Shriners Hospitals in Montreal, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Karol Dahl/Global News

As the Shriners planned to close the old hospital on Cedar Avenue, there were threats it may leave the city and open in London, Ont. instead.

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The amount of space at the new facility is more than double the size of the old location, with twice as many operating rooms.

Inside the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montreal, Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Inside the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montreal, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Max Kalinowicz/Global News

Officials boast the hospital will have cutting edge medical technology, plenty of room dedicated to clinical research, ambulatory care and rehabilitation services.

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Parking at the hospital is free.

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