Save Our Rand Estate (SORE) is a community group organized in connection with a Jan. 25, 2018 public meeting to discuss what is known as the Marotta/Solmar proposal in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
A Nov. 12, 2018 SORE online article is entitled: “Marotta clear-cutting Rand Estate and destroying protected landscape.”
The photos, at the post you are now reading, are from the above-noted article.
A previous Preserved Stories post is entitled:
An Aug. 20, 2014 Toronto Life article is entitled: “Battleground Caledon: The rich and powerful want to keep their pretty rural getaway for themselves. The suburban developer Benny Marotta had other plans. A bizarre tale of smear campaigns, hired thugs and small-town vengeance.”
An April 17, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Winery owner’s land deals make Niagara-on-the-Lake nervous about what’s next.”
A Nov. 6, 2018 NiagaraThisWeek.com article is entitled: “‘They’re cutting everything down’: Residents protest as trees felled on Marotta property in NOTL.”
A Nov. 7, 2018 NiagaraThisWeek.com article is entitled: “Tree cutting within landowner’s rights: Town, NPCA: Lack of tree bylaw means there’s little Niagara-on-the-Lake can do, town CAO says.”
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