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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Letter: Hotel plan would dominate and transform community
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

I am appalled and beyond disappointed that our town representatives could conceive, in their wildest nightmares, of the proposed hotel at Queen and Mississagua streets.

This drastically enormous modern design is testament to the unreasonable greed of developers in their efforts to entice insane numbers of tourists to our  “pretty, village-type surroundings.”

This travesty will completely dominate, transform and destroy any such pretty surroundings, along with the lives of residents.

The attraction of Niagara-on-the-Lake has always been its beautiful homes on tree-lined streets. Surely these massive structures in these locations are killing the main reason for its attraction.

Why on earth do we have an official plan if the people in our planning department can change it whenever they feel the slightest pressure or influence?

Why must they bow to these pressures on both our main streets, King and Queen, and not come up with more suitable answers themselves.

We desperately need an emergency care facility in an area highly populated by retirees. Where are the planners when real planning is required?

I had thought myself too old to be on a rant to the paper but in the face of such duplicity and lack of backbone from our town representatives, I despair.

I had to add my voice to those of other residents.

Ann Handels
NOTL

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