New owners take over former Notre Dame Convent building

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Sr. Elizabeth Dunn stands outside the former Notre Dame Convent in Charlottetown in this file photo taken by The Guardian in November.

The historic Notre Dame Convent building in Charlottetown has been sold.

The Guardian has learned Red Sands Development closed the deal at the end of March to purchase the 157-year-old former home to the Notre Dame Congregation.

The Charlottetown-based company is expected to detail plans for the building in the near future.

The asking price on MLSE was $1.5 million.

The four storey brick Second Empire style building is located on Sydney Street overlooking Hillsborough Square, one of Charlottetown's five public squares, and features an elaborate central entrance and symmetrically placed arched windows.

The remaining 20 sisters moved from the convent in early January to take up residency at Andrews of Charlottetown.








Organizations: Second Empire

Geographic location: Notre Dame, Charlottetown, Sydney Street

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Recent comments

  • Pei
    May 24, 2014 - 16:29

    If someone or corp buys a piece of property what's gives everyone else the right to know who they are! If your all so worried about the land and properties going into the wrong hands step up and buy it yourself but be ready for everyone on pei wanting to know your business 1st

  • herman
    May 24, 2014 - 13:17

    maybe it is like the secret deal in Hampton, for the Gov. to knlow and for us to find out, --- eventually once the rules have been bending and permits issued

  • don
    May 23, 2014 - 19:14

    i looked up Red Sands Development does not come up on google. but we can only figure two things they are good family friends of the liberal party of the are not from PEI. i guess liberal family. but why are they not listed ? it must be of national security or they are ashamed of what they have done. even going into the governments web site to see if they are listed and they are not there. how interesting?

  • sammy
    May 23, 2014 - 15:42

    So who is behind Red Sands Development

  • intobed
    May 23, 2014 - 15:29

    Who is Red Sands Development? Anyone ever hear of them before? Who are the principal owners?

  • red
    May 23, 2014 - 15:23

    Who is Red Sands Development--- Anyone we know__

  • stepehen
    May 23, 2014 - 14:29

    It's a crying shame! $ 1.5 million? A steal! There goes another landmark of PEI heritage to the Demolition Squad! None to protest?????????? -

    • David
      May 24, 2014 - 12:14

      A steal? It will probably cost $1.5 million to rip out all the lead paint, lead pipe and asbestos. Then another $1.5 million to install new plumbing and paint.

    • David
      May 24, 2014 - 17:12

      A steal? It will probably cost $1.5 million to rip out all the lead paint, lead pipe and asbestos. Then another $1.5 million to install new plumbing and paint.

  • convent
    May 23, 2014 - 14:16

    It would have made a great supportive after care as independent apartments for youth recovering from addiction .a low cost housing project to integrate back into the community independently a place to go and rebuild lives after detox .or step program from supervised talbot or Lacy house .