Leap of faith gives convent new life in Guelph
Globe and Mail, May 13, 2013 — The Sisters of Loretto Convent was never the architectural superstar of Catholic Hill, a collection of 19th century limestone religious and educational buildings perched high above the city of Guelph, Ont. Always a modest contrast to the ornate Church of Our Lady Immaculate, the former convent is now basking in the spotlight as the new home of the Guelph Civic Museum.
It’s among a growing inventory of buildings across Canada that have become surplus to the needs of religious organizations, but are being acquired and thoughtfully adapted to new purposes.
By Angela Kryhul