SORE reminds its supporters and stakeholders that the Ontario Land Tribunal will be holding a case management conference tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 10) morning at 10 am on the proposed Marotta Rand Estate subdivision. The access details are below. https://meet.goto.com/996288525 Access code: 996-288-525 We expect this CMC to be largely procedural however there may be matters […]
In a letter dated September 14 to Paul Calandra, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) calls the Rand Estate a “unique” and a “provincially significant heritage asset”. The CLSA, which is the voice of landscape architects in Canada, noted the significant involvement of the seminal husband […]
The Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) held a scheduled Case Management Conference (CMC) on June 9 to advance the hearing process for the proposed Marotta Rand subdivision. Thank you to those of you who dialed in to listen/watch. A proposed procedural order establishing the key aspects of the pre-hearing and hearing process was discussed with the […]
SORE reminds its supporters and interested parties of the OLT case management conference FRIDAY, JUNE 9 AT 10 AM. AT: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/765631861Access code: 765-631-861 The primary purpose of this video call is to discuss the issues lists for the Ontario Land Tribunal hearing for the proposed Marotta Rand subdivision scheduled to begin next March. […]
The Town is hosting an important Public Information Centre (PIC) virtual session tomorrow evening concerning a special Character Area study of the area including the Rand Estate. This study is required under the Town’s new Official Plan.
An overflow standing room only crowd of well over 300 people packed the Community Centre last night for a special session of Council. The purpose of the meeting was to decide upon numerous permit applications by the Marotta group under the Heritage Act to demolish/remove buildings and designed landscape from 200 John St and 588 Charlotte.
SORE reminds interested parties that there is a special Council meeting at 5 p.m. tonight at the Community Centre.
SORE reminds its supporters and all those concerned with the fate of the Rand Estate of the upcoming Special Council Meeting on Monday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at the Community Centre.
On April 12, the Town’s Municipal Heritage Committee met to discuss several permit applications by the Marotta group under the Heritage Act to demolish/alter designated heritage attributes at the Rand Estate. Without the permits, the subdivision as proposed cannot proceed.
SORE reminds its supporters and all interested parties of the special Municipal Heritage Committee meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12 at 5 p.m.
SORE notes, with deep concern, the recent Town statement and media coverage on the unsolicited $10,000 cash envelope given by Benny Marotta to Councillor Gary Burroughs. We leave it for the police to properly and thoroughly investigate this matter specifically, whether Mr. Marotta was engaged in an attempt to bribe a public official contrary to […]
The Town has released the staff report of heritage planner Denise Horne on the applications by the Marotta group to demolish/alter/relocate substantially all of the remaining cultural heritage assets on 200 John and 588 Charlotte Streets. A link to the report, which runs to over 800 pages with numerous appendices, is provided on the […]
SORE thought it would be of interest to post and circulate a recent letter published in the March 23, 2023, edition of The Lake Report on the proposed Marotta Rand subdivision. The letter is reproduced below. We do not know the author of this letter, but share the views expressed therein.
Council has decided upon a process for making a decision about the Heritage Act permit applications. The Town’s advisory Municipal Heritage Committee (MHC) will be holding a virtual hearing starting at 5 pm on Wednesday, April 12. Council will be holding a public meeting, which can also be viewed virtually, starting at 5 pm on Monday, April 24.
SORE is deeply disappointed with the Town’s statement Feb. 14 that it is withdrawing its appeal of a Justice of the Peace decision to stay the Rand Estate Heritage Act charges against the Marotta companies due to delay in bringing them to trial.
The Case Management Conference scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, has been postponed on consent to June 9, 2023. An issues list for the hearing was not possible due to delays in the submission and processing of applications for permits under the Heritage Act for the proposed Marotta Rand subdivision.
Following is the text of a letter sent to NOTL Town Council on Feb. 9, 2023, about the Solmar Rand Heritage Act prosecution.of the Marotta companies for the Rand Estate clear-cut that occurred in November of 2018.
Following is the text of a letter sent to NOTL Town Council on Jan. 29: Good Afternoon Council. We note an in-camera meeting concerning the Rand Estate is on the Council agenda for January 31st. We write concerning two matters. While we have regretfully yet to see a written copy of the JP’s decision, we […]
Responses to SORE questions from three candidates for Lord Mayor are presented side-by-side for easy comparison.
SORE is pleased to post the responses from candidates for Lord Mayor, Town Council and Regional Council to the questions we recently put to them.
SORE understands that a Justice of the Peace granted a stay of the Heritage Act charges laid by the Town for the outrageous clear-cutting of the back half of the Rand Estate just after the last municipal election in 2018.
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.