The hearing by Madame Justice Walters of the challenge by the Marotta group to your Council’s notice of intent to designate the Rand Estate under the Heritage Act concluded late Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, in St. Catharines.
The hearing took place over two days, with the Marotta group lawyer taking the full first day and the lawyers for the Town and SORE taking their turn on day two.
SORE was pleased with the way the Town’s and SORE’s case went in. The arguments were clear and in our view persuasive.
We await Her Honour’s decision.
Thank you to the many dozens of NOTL residents and SORE supporters who took the time to attend. Your presence will not have escaped the Court’s attention and your continued support keeps us energized.
We will report on the result as soon as we have it.