At Meaford Haven’s meeting with businesspeople and municipal representatives on Tuesday, Meaford Councillor Barb Clumpus brought up an important issue. “Will Meaford Haven’s buildings reflect the beautiful architectural heritage we have in Meaford?” she asked. Clumpus is a heritage advocate and a proponent of preserving the architectural styles that make Meaford a beautiful example of historical small town Ontario. She worked with the group that helped develop Meaford’s Community Improvement Plan, which sets out guidelines to help retain the qualities that attract many people to the community.
Paul agreed that drawing on Meaford’s architectural vernacular was important. “The last thing we need is another ski chalet,” he said, to chuckles ’round the room.
With the initial architect’s conceptions getting under way soon, interested people have an opportunity to offer their input on what the Meaford Haven retirement bungalows and retirement condominium apartments will look like – even on layouts and floor plans. If you’re interested in participating in Meaford Haven’s virtual focus groups, sign up and get your ideas heard.