Property Resources

In this section, you’ll find information for parishes about real estate and property matters:

For more information, contact Wendy Pearson, Property Resources Specialist, at 416-363-6021, ext. 245 (1-800-668-8932).

Simplified Canon 6 procedure

Starting in January 2019, the Diocese has a simplified approval process for:

  1. Low-risk license agreements
  2. Residential lease agreements
  3. Repairs and renovations of less than $75,000 in hard construction cost (regardless of whether a building permit is required)

The incumbent/priest-in-charge and churchwardens need to submit a completed and signed Checklist & Attestation to receive quarterly approval from Diocesan Council under Canon 6. You don’t need to receive approval before occupancy or repair/renovation project start.

You’re still expected to perform your requisite due diligence:

The Property Resources department will conduct random audits to make sure parishes are following risk management practices.

See the Canon 6 Summary Chart for detailed approval processes and insurance requirements.