Town gives blessing to homes on church property
The current owner, Marc Wray, has
Mary and Lansdowne.
received the go-ahead to create two new
them that would not be a big issue.
residential lotson the east sideof the former
Roman Catholic place of worship, which is
in the sector,” Belle-Isle wrote in a report to
according to a zoning regulation, with 350
being purchased by the Centre Chrétien
Despite some concerns about parking,
people, the church must furnish 44 spots
Viens et Vois.
Centre pastor Rev. James Yank relates
the town of Hawkesbury has given its
for its congregation.
Some council members had expressed
that the building will be used for religious
blessing to the construction of homes on a
The organization plans to demolish the
reservations about parking at a recent
services, a community kitchen, Sunday
section of the former Ascension church
garage onMary Street in order to improve
meeting, howeverMayor René Berthiaume
school, a library, youthactivities andoffices.
site on Lansdowne Street.
the flow of traffic on the property between
He expects a maximum of 350 people to
attend religious services.
TheCentreChrétienViens etVois is in the
process of buying the building that has been
vacant for two years. The group has sold its
current location on Lansdowne. The new
owner has the intention of creating ten
condominium units at 926 Lansdowne St.
were closed in June 2009. L’Ascension,
erected in 1959, and St-Dominique,
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constructed in 1965, were later bought by
private interests. The churches were shut
after the archdiocese of Ottawa decided to
consolidate the three French-speaking
Catholic congregations of Hawkesbury at
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