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Pointe-Claire sailing club shed to be demolished despite petition

WATCH ABOVE: A petition drive that collected more than 1,000 signatures won't save the Pointe-Claire Venture Sailing Club shed from the wrecking ball. Global's Billy Shields reports.

POINTE-CLAIRE – The shed of the Venture Sailing Club in Pointe-Claire is going to be demolished.

This is despite the fact that over 1,000 residents signed a petition asking Mayor Morris Trudeau to rethink the project.

Trudeau said the city will build a storage locker for club members to use.

Yet some members, like Nicholas Zeferis, said membership will likely dwindle due to inconvenience.

“Once it’s gone, it’s gone,” he said.

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The shed was built by scouts in the 1940s, and it is in need of renovations.

The City of Pointe-Claire is also planning to improve the surrounding park to better serve all residents.

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The move has been controversial because residents nearby worry that a more family-oriented park – and the possible disappearance of the sailing club – could affect their view and standard of living.