Third Avenue Church in Saskatoon is in want of a brand new paint job and is asking town to assist pay for it.
The church, which is at present owned by St. Vincent of the Larrins Orthodox Church, is searching for $23,500 to repaint the constructing’s exterior and seal leaking home windows and doorways.
A metropolis council report mentioned the outside paint on the church was tarnished and peeling, the doorways have been stained and the home windows have been leaking, permitting water to seep into the constructing.
On Friday, the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee handed the request, taking it to the Standing Coverage Committee on Planning, Improvement and Neighborhood Companies.
Though this brings the church’s hopes for an exterior reconstruction one step nearer, any funding would nonetheless have to be accepted by town council.
Building of the Gothic-inspired church started in 1910 and led to 1913.
Town designated it a heritage web site in 2017, which means the church is eligible for a grant of as much as $150,000 from town’s Heritage Reserve Fund over a 10-year interval to satisfy constructing code necessities.
Permitted grants cowl 50 p.c of the eligible price of the venture.
In 2020, town council accepted $20,000 to restore the church’s roof.