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 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. 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.

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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.

Parking at the hospital is free.

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