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Lakeside park soon to be "just a memory"?

Fri, Oct 13, 2006@9:19AM | comments

[May the best 'for' or 'against' win]

Apparently Neil Peart's old stomping grounds of Port Dalhousie, Ontario (home to Lakeside Park) is debating whether to allow the construction of a 17-storey condo tower and theatre along the waterfront. From Niagara this week:

... It is a debate that people from throughout Niagara, not just the picturesque community long ago absorbed into the larger St. Catharines metropolis, should be keenly interested in. Like the Old Town in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the grandeur of the falls in Niagara Falls, Port Dalhousie is a historic landmark all Niagara residents should feel is important to them.

The community played a key role in the opening up of Niagara to modern times, when it nestled against the original Welland Canal and serviced passing schooners.

Since then, generations of people quietly grew up in the place forever chronicled by rock group Rush's drummer Neil Peart, who grew up in the area.

Like Crystal Beach in Fort Erie, Lakeside Park's heyday is gone, the barkers on the midway now only a memory. ...