New milestone reached in restoration of Fort Mississauga

By Somer Slobodian  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Nestled amid the grounds of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, where the Niagara River washes into Lake Ontario, is a fire- and bomb-proof fortification with walls thick enough to withstand cannonballs. Since 2019, the Fort Mississauga national historic site has been undergoing extensive renovations to repair water damage inside its walls. A $7.3-million federal infrastructure grant funded the project. Chris Zoetewey, the project’s lead, and Sarah Quinlan Cutler, the interim superintendent of national historic sites in southwestern Ontario, were pleased to showcase the heritage site’s finished exterior work during a media tour last Friday. Those working on the restoration have reinstated the earthworks surrounding the fort, replaced the roof, stabilized the central tower and structures and built a new pedestrian boardwalk. They also completed…

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