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Aug. 3, 2021 | Tuesday
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Letter: Former planner took comment out of context

Dear editor:

I would like to respond to an allegation made by Leah Wallace (former Town of NOTL heritage planner) during the Rand Estate virtual open house last week.

She was speaking about the historical designation that was applied to our home on Ricardo Street and more specifically about the garden that was designed by Lorrie Dunington-Grubb.

Wallace chose to take my question/comment out of context when I said that our very tiny remnant of a Dunington-Grubb garden was designated, yet somehow the Rand Estate, which is the home to a much larger and significant Dunington-Grubb garden, was not.

I have no complaint with our designation. In fact, I am glad that we have it.

But I am shocked at the hypocrisy that allows for such a discrepancy in what becomes deemed to be worthy of a historical designation in this town, especially by those who should know better.

Lauren Goettler