Manoir Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Made­line Mul­hol­land Stanstead

The Manoir Stanstead se­niors’ res­i­dence, lo­cated on Duf­ferin Street in the old Ur­su­line Con­vent, has de­layed its Jan­uary 2011 open­ing un­til May 1st. The pro­ject has been plagued with con­struc­tion prob­lems which have re­sulted in de­lays. The ren­o­va­tions are mov­ing along well now, with al­most all 73 units fully com­pleted.

Ac­cord­ing to the ad­min­is­tra­tion, ap­prox­i­mately 30 of the 73 units have al­ready been re­served for rent. Many units were re­served for late Spring and Fall, while oth­ers are con­tin­gent upon the ter­mi­na­tion of leases or the sale of pri­vate homes. There were ap­par­ently no ten­ants in­con­ve­nienced by the de­layed open­ing.

The pro­ject orig­i­nally called for 69 units vary­ing in size from stu­dios to 3 ½ units. There were so many re­quests for stu­dios, how­ever, that the orig­i­nal plans were al­tered in or­der to con­vert some larger units into stu­dios. The orig­i­nal roof had to be re­done, but shortly be­fore com­ple- The for­mer chapel at Manoir Stanstead is one of the build­ing’s most beau­ti­ful fea­tures. tion it be­gan to leak which ne­ces­si­tated fur­ther work on it and longer de­lays. The kitchen’s stove vent, orig­i­nally deemed ac­cept­able, was later de­clared un­safe at a sub­se­quent in­spec­tion, which ne­ces­si­tated its’ re­place­ment.

De­spite all of the set backs, the third and fi­nal floor is now al­most com­pleted and the fa­cil­i­ties are open for view­ing by ap­point­ment should any­one wish to take a tour. As the build­ing is un­heated at present, vis­i­tors are asked to make an ap­point­ment to see the premises. There will also be an open house one week­end in April.

There has been great an­tic­i­pa­tion of the open­ing in terms of pro­vid­ing lo­cal em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. The Manoir Stanstead posted job ads in the Stanstead Jour­nal last week for po­si­tions that should com­mence in mid April. Many re­sumés have been re­ceived, but they are still seek­ing a qual­i­fied nurse, kitchen, clean­ing and main­te­nance work­ers. Qual­i­fied can­di­dates will be con­tacted in the up­com­ing weeks, and in­ter­views are ex­pected to take place by mid-March for po­si­tions com­menc­ing in midApril.

photo Made­line Mul­hol­land

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