As we did in the last municipal election, SORE is asking all candidates in the 2022 municipal election in NOTL to provide brief answers to several questions concerning development in NOTL generally and the Rand Estate in particular.
SORE was given party status following the Ontario Land Tribunal hearing.
SORE reminds its supporters and interested parties of the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) Case Management Conference(CMC) TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MORNING AT 10 AM.
The Town’s prosecution of the Marotta companies for the outrageous clear cutting of the Rand Estate shortly after the last municipal election will finally be heard by the courts.
SORE reminds our supporters and all interested parties of the upcoming Case Management Conference by the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) on Friday, Sept 9, at 10 a.m.. The CMC is the first step in scheduling a hearing by the OLT. Information on how to access the video conference is provided below: At: https://meet.goto.com/909787981 Access code: 909–787-981 […]
The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) has scheduled a Case Management Conference (CMC) for the Marotta Rand Subdivision proposal for Friday, September 9, at 10 am.
As a public service, SORE notes that a proposed Transportation Master Plan is going to Council in August for possible approval. A copy of the draft Plan can be found on the NOTL Join the Conversation site. Comments are due by August 1. There are some important and, for SORE concerning, recommendations in the draft […]
Last night, the Town hosted a public information session on the current Marotta group Rand subdivision proposal. Several SORE experts – heritage, planning, traffic, servicing and natural environment – outlined serious issues concerning the proposal. A number of community members also asked questions and raised various concerns. SORE thanks the Town for hosting this […]
SORE reminds residents and interested parties of the Public Information Session being hosted by the Town this Thursday June 9, starting at 6 pm. The purpose of this event is to solicit input on the Marotta subdivision proposal. A link to that proposal and accompanying reports can be found at notl.com/business-development/public-planning-notices If you wish to say […]
The Town has now confirmed that it will be holding a public input session on the Marotta Rand subdivision proposal on Thursday, June 9, starting at 6 p.m. The link to the notice and further information is notl.com/business-development/public-planning-notices. Disappointingly, this will be a virtual “meeting” and not the in-person meeting that SORE had sought. SORE […]
SORE has learned that the Town is planning to hold a public meeting to receive public input on the Marotta Rand subdivision proposal. The tentative date is Thursday, June 9.
The Marotta group has elected to open up yet another litigation front with the Town over the Rand Estate.
Since the unveiling of Benny Marotta’s utterly atrocious subdivision plan for the back half of the Rand Estate, SORE has had its team of experts hard at work to determine what form of residential development might be feasible on this iconic estate. SORE’s team of experts has been able to come up with a preliminary subdivision concept that we believe to be feasible for the Rand Estate.
In the latest (self-inflicted) wound, one of Benny Marotta’s companies informed the Conservation Review Board on Tuesday, Nov. 2, that it was withdrawing the challenge to the Town’s Notices of Intent to Designate 200 John Street and 588 Charlotte Street under the Ontario Heritage Act. Our supporters will recall that after the previous Council issued […]
SORE is very pleased to announce that it has won the prestigious Margaret and Nicholas Hill Award from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. The ACO’s announcement can be viewed at acoheritageawards.ca/save-our-rand-estate/. SORE is grateful for the recognition both of its almost four years of hard work and of the provincial and national significance of the […]
In the latest installment of Benny Marotta’s legal assaults on the Town over the historic Rand Estate, Mr. Marotta has now instructed his lawyers to challenge orders issued by the Town under its Property Standards By-Law.
SORE is very pleased to report that it has been nominated for the prestigious Margaret and Nicholas Hill Cultural Landscape Award by Architectural Conservancy Ontario. The ACO nomination announcement can be viewed at acoheritageawards.ca/save-our-rand-estate.
In a meeting that stretched to 5 hours, Council and the community on July 14 heard numerous delegations from members of the public as well as SORE on the myriad issues raised by the Marotta subdivision proposal.
SORE supporters are reminded of the Public Meeting Wednesday beginning at 5 pm on the proposed Marotta Rand subdivision. The meeting can be viewed at livestream.com/notl.
SORE thanks the almost 200 households that signed up for the June 15 Open House and the 30 or so people who asked questions. The evening illustrated the extreme challenges of conducting public consultations by video.
SORE reminds all interested parties to register if you wish to electronically attend tomorrow’s open house concerning the Marotta Rand subdivision proposal starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
SORE has received additional information from the Town planner handling the Tuesday Open House starting at 5 p.m. We pass it along verbatim for your information.
SORE reminds supporters and all concerned stakeholders of the Open House next Tuesday June 15 beginning at 5 p.m. You must register in advance to attend the electronic Open House before noon June 15.
Rand Subdivision Urban Design Brief