Pointe-Claire residents gear up for new fight to save former Pioneer Pub building

The Pioneer in Pointe-Claire on Monday, May 28, 2018. Felicia Parrillo/Global News

The former Pioneer Pub in the heart of Pointe-Claire village is back in the spotlight.

Developers have released new plans for a condo development that is slated to replace the old building. The plans are now available on the City of Pointe-Claire’s website.

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Previous plans were rejected by Pointe-Claire’s demolition committee in October after months of vocal opposition from citizens, who say that a condo development does not fit with the historical feel of the village.

The original structure was built in the 19th century and served as a hotel before becoming a pub in the 1970s. The former owner sold the building to developer Greg Koegl in 2018.

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Those who opposed the original condo project are calling on other Pointe-Claire residents to submit letters of opposition to city hall by the March 8 deadline.

“This second project should be rejected. It is a monstrosity and doesn’t fit in a historical village,” said Pointe-Claire resident Tracy McBean.

Pointe-Claire’s demolition committee will hear a presentation from the developers at a public meeting on March 21.

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