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St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Notre-Dame-de-Grace – Montréal
We recently decided to check out an area in the western part of Montréal that I don’t get to visit very often. Notre-Dame-de-Grace, or NDG for short, is one of the larger city boroughs west of downtown.
Along with it’s neighbor Westmount, this is the part of Montréal with the highest percentage of residents who call English their mother tongue.
This middle to upper middle class neighborhood of close to 67,000 is filled with wide, quiet, tree-lined residential streets, and though real-estate here is much sought-after by families and young professionals, it still has some of the most affordable residential housing in the city.
We were actually curious enough to check online for some of the listings we saw while walking around. A typical detached 3-bedroom home was listing for a little under $500,000 which is an absolute bargain when you consider that these days similar properties in either Toronto or Vancouver would sell for 2 to 3 times that price.
But we were there on a doorscursion – not house shopping. So while walking around on one of the quiet streets in this neighborhood we came across this lovely old stone church.
St. Thomas’ has been serving the Anglican community in NDG since it was built in 1842.
As I often do when I come across an unexpected gem like this, I try to walk around the entire building, because going around to the side and back can lead to some wonderful door discoveries.
Especially when the building sits on a corner lot and has entrances from several sides.
And little treasures like this hidden garden shed door.
Or this side door.
This one doesn’t seem to get much use.
I finished up as best I could with the late day light fading fast.
Conclusion, I have to get out and explore neighborhoods like NDG more often 🙂
As always, thanks so much for visiting 🙂
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