CANU to lease space above Four Fathers Library
Literacy organization has outgrown its present quarters
A new tenant has been found for the space above the Four Fathers Library recently vacated by the Amherst Police Department.
The Cumberland Adult Network for Upgrading, also known as CANU, is entering into an agreement with the town to lease the space above the library at 21 Acadia St.
CANU requires its teachers and staff to be in one location and has outgrown its space in the former National Specialty Building on Victoria Street.
The organization that provides literacy training for adults has been looking at rental possibilities in the downtown since the summer but has not been able to find a space big enough for an affordable price.
The town had previously leased the space to the school board as its adult learning site.
CANU will pay a monthly lease of $2,452 plus HST, or $29,434 annually. The lease is for five years. The police department used the space as its temporary home after it was forced out of its Victoria Street location by the fire at the neighbouring Windsor and Black Block buildings in 2012.
The department moved into its new facility last month.