Con­struc­tion for new ho­tel be­gins

Ground­break­ing cer­e­mony for new ho­tel in town

The Goderich Signal-Star - - FRONT PAGE - KATH­LEEN SMITH Goderich Sig­nal Star

The first of­fi­cial dig on the site of the new Vic­to­ria Place ho­tel took place last week as Mayor Mor­ri­son and de­vel­op­ers of­fi­cially be­gan con­struc­tion.

Many no­table peo­ple from the com­mu­nity and those in­volved with the de­vel­op­ment of the ho­tel gath­ered last Tues­day in a field that once was the grounds of Vic­to­ria Pub­lic School.

It was only fit­ting that the ground breaking cer­e­mony for a ho­tel that will be on the same grounds of Vic­to­ria Pub­lic School, be held on the first day of school.

“Start­ing in July 2016 I started work to help the own­ers and the de­vel­oper in the Of­fi­cial Plan Amend­ment and the re-zon­ing. We worked hard with Town Of­fi­cials and Council to come up with a work­able pro­posal for all par­ties,” ex­plained Kris Kiar.

“I feel that Harb Kaler, the de­vel­oper, and the own­ers, a group from all across Canada, helped greatly by their flex­i­bil­ity in this process. Their ar­chi­tect, Cham­ber­lain, who will also be the lead con­trac­tor, their en­gi­neer, MTE and the plan­ner, Hugh Handy, con­vinced the County that this was the right move.”

The ho­tel that will be built on the same site as the Pub­lic School that many in the com­mu­nity would have been ed­u­cated in, and it is ap­pro­pri­ate to name the new Goderich ho­tel as Vic­to­ria Place.

Vic­to­ria Place will be a Com­fort Inn Suites and the build­ing per­mit was is­sued

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Mayor Mor­ri­son made the first of­fi­cial dig into the ground, at the lo­ca­tion where the new four-story ho­tel will be built. Con­struc­tion for the ho­tel, which will be named Vic­to­ria Place, has of­fi­cially be­gun, with plans for the ho­tel to be com­pleted by Sum­mer 2018.

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