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Church antiquing with a twist

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm EDT

Riverdale United Church. Image credit: Google Maps

Riverdale United Church is being demolished to build affordable housing but before that happens, the church is holding an open house for those interested in salvageable fixtures.

The church, which sits at the corner of Church and Leslie streets, was built in 1862 as a Methodist church before becoming a United church in 1925. The congregation closed on June 30, 2010.

Some of the items up for grabs include church pews, main hall light fixtures, wood altars, furniture, and stained glass windows.

WoodGreen Community Service, the group in charge of the process, says priority will be given to removal, restoration, and relocation to alternative community or social purpose buildings or venues.

Open houses will be held on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Parties must also be willing to employ the right type of expertise, tools and equipment, and bear any financial costs related to their safe and intact removal of the fixtures.

Deadline for removal of the items is March 30.