Saturday, June 23, 2012
St Felix Centre
This wonderful Italianate house was built in 1876 and since the 1930s has served as the convent of the Felician nuns who have served the surrounding community in many ways through the years mainly through the establishment of the St Felix Centre which is located behind the convent. They have run a daycare for immigrant families and provided food and other assistance to people in need and have now renovated the inside of the convent to provide small apartments for women in transition. The building itself is historically designated and so the exterior must be maintained in its original configuration - something that has been lovingly done as you can see.