‘Handshake deal’ leads to condo project at west Hamilton church site

Heritage committee doesn’t want Grace Lutheran to be demolished

About 60 years ago, two neighbouring congregations in west Hamilton made a “handshake deal” over their respective properties.

That handshake gave Adas Israel first right of refusal to buy Grace Evangelical Lutheran should it ever decide to sell and vice versa.

And so a few years ago, when Grace Lutheran decided to pull up stakes, the synagogue to its south made a move, says Harvey Katz, an Adas board member. READ MORE >>