Dorval to protect 145-year-old gardener’s house beside Pine Seashore Park

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MONTREAL, QUE.: October 3, 2020 --  The city of Dorval is planning to renovate the old Gardener's House on Lakeshore Dr. next to the Forest and Stream Club on Lac St. Louis. Photo taken Saturday, October 3, 2020. (Peter McCabe / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 65101
The town of Dorval shall be in search of heritage grants to renovate the previous gardener’s home on Lakeshore Dr. Picture by Peter McCabe /MONTREAL GAZETTE

Roy was an internationally-acclaimed horticulturist from Scotland, stated Hébert, who doesn’t know who final occupied the vacant house.

“It’s not solely the home we wish to protect, but additionally fairly a little bit of land shall be annexed to the park,” Hébert added.

A number of years in the past, the town unsuccessfully bid to buy the McConnell Woods waterfront property when it went up on the market.

The town provided $15.1 million for the sprawling lot however was outbid by a real estate developer who subsequently constructed luxurious houses on the 540,000-square foot property.

The town was criticized by native residents on the time for not doing extra to accumulate the property and switch it right into a public inexperienced area for all Dorval residents.

Rouleau, nonetheless, said the town made a “severe” provide with taxpayer’s cash.

The mayor famous that the town continues to be hoping to accumulate the Pointe-Picard sailing base, which is property of the federal authorities’s defence division

Rouleau stated the town additionally can be fascinated about buying the picturesque Forest and Stream property ought to it ever change into obtainable.

The town bought the Forest and Stream’s carriage-house stables 20 years in the past for $350,000.