Carleton purchases church, plans concert venue

May 28, 2018

Carleton University has bought the Dominion-Chalmers United Church, reports CBC. Alastair Summerlee, Carleton’s Interim President, stated that the university will use the 1,000-seat church as a concert and event venue, as Carleton does not presently have a space with more than 400 seats. “Our purchase of Dominion-Chalmers United Church is perfectly aligned with the university's mission to play a central role in the cultural life of Ottawa,” Summerlee said in a release. CBC adds that the building was recently appraised at $7M-$8M, and that Carleton received a $5M contribution for the purchase from the provincial government. CBC | Ottawa Citizen