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Thursday, October 6, 2022
What do YOU want done with old NOTL hospital?

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is inviting expressions of interest about how the old NOTL Hospital site could be used. 

Will it be knocked down, bulldozed, redeveloped for commercial or retail purposes? Converted into a community-use facility, turned into affordadble housing, or a multi-tier garage to ease the age-old parking problems in Old Town? Perhaps a hybrid of all these ideas? 

Or will someone come up with a unique, off-the-wall, innovative concept for how to breathe new life into this special space near the Shaw Festival's main theatre.

NOTL has a once-in-a-generation opportunity here to get it right with one of the more important, historic properties in Old Town. What ideas do you, as readers and residents, have for this site? How would you like to see the former hospital property changed or developed? 

Let us know and we will publish a selection of your suggestions. Post on our Facebook page, email us at, drop it at our office and 496 Mississagua St. (at John Street), or write to The Lake Report, PO Box 724, Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S1J0.

This week, with a historical retrospective of the hospital, we launch a series of stories about the former hospital and some suggestions about how it might be used in the future.