LETTERCastel Blanc project
I was shocked to read in a recent Bulletin that the City is about to approve the conversion of Aylmer's Castel Blanc into a condo development. Just think about that for a few minutes. Have we thrown aside all our sense of history and our sense of "this place is our home"?
I have never been inside the Castel Blanc but I often admire it as I drive by, and I wonder about its history, history which will become only part of an "image" or decoration for yet one more condo project here, where Aylmer used to be.
Really, everything is not just about making a buck! We do have other values, although I guess our city council does not. Why are the councillors sitting there? Why did they run for election? Was it all vanity? Did they have no ideals or vision of either the past or for the future? I guess my feelings are pretty clear, if anyone, besides the Heritage Association, is paying attention.
Jason C. Romain