Canada is the world's second largest nation.
Very nice to see the Archbishop of the Ottawa See offer this fantastic historic parish to the FSSP, in the nation's capital.
Ste. Anne was constructed in 1873 by French Catholics. It is a gorgeous limestone "heritage" church in a quiet neighborhood, located just across the river from Quebec in the old francophone neighborhood of Ottawa. This church wins with location, location, location.
Very important: the church is within walking distance from the hub of Ottawa, the trendy Byward Market, located on the edge of downtown. And the beautiful parkland and city bike paths along the nearby Rideau River are a nice extra. There is ample parking.
Across the street from the church is a Catholic high school, football field with tennis and basketball courts and the Chinese Embassy. Behind the church is a city park with playground, a baseball field, outdoor and indoor pools, a hockey rink and two more elementary schools.
From the street in front of the church can even be seen the spire of the cathedral as well as the spire of the city's most prominently visible Catholic church steeple, the old Irish church of St. Brigid.
The only down side is that there is no parish hall, which will have to be constructed along the side of the church.