New owners take over former Notre Dame Convent building

Published on May 23, 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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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.