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A beautiful brick and brownstone Romanesque church with a corner tower and arcaded belfry, the former United Presbyterian Church was built in the late nineteenth century to serve a growing population of immigrants from Nova Scotia. The church was active in the Smith Hill community into the 1970s. Over the past three decades, the building has served a number of other congregations.  While the building played a historic role in the neighborhood’s cultural landscape, water damage caused by roof failures and theft of copper flashing has left the church unusable. As of February, 2019, it is vacant and deteriorating. The owners, a family-owned church, are unable to find the funds to repair the church and are unwilling to sell it.

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Design by J. Hogue at Highchair designhaus, with development & support by Kay Belardinelli.