Deal to buy Notre Dame Convent property closes next week

Dave Stewart dstewart@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on February 6, 2014

Sr. Elizabeth Dunn stands outside Notre Dame Convent in Charlottetown. A special mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at St. Dunstan Basilica at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, followed by an open house, refreshments and a closing ritual at Notre Dame Convent.

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One of Charlottetown’s more historic properties could be in new hands within the next week.

The 157-year-old Notre Dame Convent is for sale with the asking price on MLSE tabbed at $1.5 million.

The Guardian has learned four offers were made on the building that first opened in 1857 as St. Anne’s School and later became known as Notre Dame Academy. Technically, the property has been sold although The Guardian was told that it doesn’t officially close until sometime next week.

The realtor who represents the prospective purchasers told The Guardian on Wednesday that his clients don’t want to comment at this time.

Twenty sisters with the Notre Dame Congregation, who were living at the convent, were supposed to have moved out of the building by Tuesday, moving to Andrews of Charlottetown — a seniors’ living home on University Avenue.

“It’s very difficult for them,’’ Sr. Joan Marie Chaisson, community leader at Notre Dame Convent, told The Guardian recently in an interview.