Quebec City mosque ups security during $1.2 million renovations

Jan 15 2020, 11:34 am

Three years after the Quebec City mosque shootings that killed six men, the Centre culturel islamique du Québec is undergoing $1.2 million renovations that include revamping its security.

Renovations were already underway when the horrific attacks occurred in 2017 and added security measures are now underway that include additional locks, a larger foyer, more exits/entrances, and added space for 200 additional worshipers.

Once renovations are complete, the building will include architectural additions that will make it look more like a mosque from the outside, according to the CCIQ website.

Entrances will also be expanded so guests can circulate more freely in a large room, seperate from the main prayer room.

Renovations are slated to be completed by June 2020.