POST (Preserve Our Special Town) update regarding former Parliament Oak School site in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

POST is the acronym for Preserve Our Special Town in Niagara on the Lake (NOTL). Some people hyphenate the name of the town of NOTL but I am just as happy to leave out the hyphens. Sometimes choices exist regarding hyphenation practices.

The update (see below) concerns 325 King St., site of the former Parliament Oak School site.

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Proposed Parliament Oak redevelopment. Image source: July 7, 2021 Niagara Now article entitled: “Parliament Oak plan ‘outrageous,’ incompatible with Old Town, residents say.”

A previous post at the Preserved Stories website is entitled:

Cinematic-quality land use hearings were held on Oct. 25, 2021 in the City of Stratford, and on Jan. 10, 2022 in the Town of Niagara on the Lake; here’s a quick film review

A recent update from POST reads:

Update regarding the Parliament Oak School site

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement! There was a tremendous turnout at the Public Meeting on January 10, 2022. 293 people were watching on livestream and over 35 individuals signed up to speak – a turnout of well over 300 people!

There were many heartfelt, informed comments and impassioned pleas that were made at this meeting. As stated by Penny Coles in the January 12, 2022 edition of the Local, we got our message across and “councillors were left in no doubt about what is expected of them when it comes time to make a decision”.

Although this petition was begun only one week ago, we have over 700 signatures and many great comments in opposition to the development! On our Post page you may view over 50 comments from our petition, to learn more about POST and receive updates please visit our website at:

www.postofnotl.com

Over the past 4 weeks the Preserve Our Special Town website has had over 650 visits, 428 visits to the “Help Us” page and over 80 people have subscribed to our mailing list. We have also received numerous insightful comments, letters and objections to the Parliament Oak proposal.

The virtual on-line council meeting process has made it awkward for many people to express their views. Therefore it is extremely important that you send your objections to council members and the planning department. Please see the Help Us page on our website.

Recent newspaper articles in the Local and The Lake Report may be viewed at:

https://notllocal.com/2022/01/12/strong-opposition-continues-over-parliament-oak-project/

https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/80918cb8-76d5-4cb4-902d-b164080ed0bc/THELAKEREPORTJan132022forweb.pdf See p2

Again, we thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

The POST team

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