Canadian Martyrs shut its doors July 2014 but it remained a church and wasn’t de-consecrated until February 19, 2015.(see story elsewhere on this site.) What took so long?
There were several groups that expressed an interest in using the building as a meeting place. Those interested had been meeting at the JPII Centre but nothing replaced that facility after it closed (and now sold to local developer Nicor). But nothing came of those discussions.
The building is in reasonably good shape but it does require maintenance and there are costs associated with heat and...more