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May. 8, 2021 | Saturday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter: Kudos to eclectic, contemporary homes

Dear editor:

The author of the March 4 letter, “Town needs homes to better respect NOTL heritage,” has no inkling of the specific area’s heritage at all.

Does he realize that 50 years ago this neighbourhood was woods and orchards and a few cottages? Residential homes were just starting to be built in this area. In the 1960s and '70s, as this area developed, one could purchase a lot and actually build according to your own design.

Now most new home buyers are stuck purchasing cookie-cutter homes, Model A, B or C with zero creative input. 

If the person “riding around town” was more observant perhaps he would have noticed three doors down there is a 40-year-old contemporary style home (one of several in the area) that was built by Kevan O'Connor in the 1970s.

This special pocket of NOTL has an eclectic warm inviting feel which reflects the people who live here.  

Mary Blom