Churches For Sale–Cheap!

Three Catholic church buildings for sale in Canada: a dollar apiece. Here’s the ad:

If an acceptable proposal is received, the Diocese of London will transfer said property (ies) to the successful proposer for $1 (one dollar)

The purchaser won’t be able to demolish or strip any of the buildings (Our Lady of the Rosary, imaged on the right) to comply with the Ontario Heritage Act. The London diocese will insist you sign an agreement not to turn these buildings into abortion clinics or nightclubs. Unknown if they think CtA would constitute inappropriate use.

I wonder how the Church would plan to remain in compliance with the OHA if nobody buys the buildings and they continue to fall into disrepair. It’s one thing to have a developer come in and raze a “heritage” structure. But through inaction, these buildings will eventually crumble into streetside rubble.

Check the photo in the link at the top. OLHR is sure an impressive sight with its twin towers and double staircase. Nice view of the Detroit River.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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7 Responses to Churches For Sale–Cheap!

  1. Minister Peter says:

    I am curious if the church is in operational order? I would be willing to accomidate the historical artifacts of the church but would be using it for non-demonomination Christian ministry… I am looking a present for over a dozen churches throughout the North East USA. Canada would be a bit of a stretch but I would be interested if the price is right. VR, Minister Peter

  2. Dear Sir or Madam,
    I am very interested in purchasing a church not only for my humble needs as a resident but to also allow the community to continually enjoy it. I have $300; am a classically trained soprano, teach voice to my students, have 4 lovely cats. Do know that seriously, my references are available to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Best regards and thank you,
    Donna Galloway-Chung

  3. gina petrelli says:

    I live in Toronto, Ontario with my husband, we are looking to move away from the city for our retirement years and have always wanted to live in an old church.

  4. Eduard says:

    To whom it may concern, My name is Eduard. I find this offer rather interesting. I would convert this piece of real-estate into the best sporting educational facility in the world. The building possesses history, great character and with an educational fusion this could gain recognition worldwide…in no time. To be teaching, delivering and practicing a high quality content you most certainly need a facility which will cosign with that as well.

  5. H says:

    How silly, especially coming from the Catholic churches past abominations of countless undisclosed child rape. Sell them like any other piece of real estate, stop playing holier than thou!

  6. Atheist Max says:

    Churches should become performing arts centers. Even the ones which have not closed yet – since that is what they are already.

  7. I am a 33 year pastor and evangelist would use the church traditional christian church services and will bring it to its original condition. The Church should stay a church, not a house, not daycare, etc, etc. etc. +1-408-622-1287

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