The mesh and a coating of cement lend strength and durability to the wall. After the cement has dried then the stucco application can begin.
Foam panelling is being installed on all surfaces. The foam will provide insulation to the building, and the substrate for the upcoming stucco application. Electrical boxes are also visible. These boxes will be enclosed in the forthcoming pillars.
Since the west wall of the old Snake Pit will be the backdrop of the new community greenspace it is necessary to beautify the wall. The finished wall will include lighting, columns, and space for art and greenery. The storefront will also be rejuvenated. We are excited to be working with J.S. Kelba Construction on this project. Part of this work will be funded by a Facade Improvement Grant from the City of Port Colborne.
Ozzy's Garage took its first big step toward becoming a reality in Port Colborne. Before we can do any work inside, the building needed a new roof. A big thank you to the many volunteers who donated their time and materials. The next step is to do the interior renovations!
Did you know that when you make a contribution to the Downtown Park Project you can memorialize that gift? We have paving stones, park benches, trees and other ways to memorialize your gift. Contact the office at 905-834-3184 to find out more!
We are excited to announce that the Ozzy's Garage program received a real "shot in the arm" when we were awarded a $16,000.00 grant from the Diocese of Niagara's "Walk On Water" (or WOW) Granting committee. The funds will enable us to fix up the back building by beautifying the exterior, and renovating the interior (office space, washroom, activity space, laundry, kitchen, etc...)
From Niagara This Week:
"PORT COLBORNE — For years now the parishioners at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church have had to deal with a less than desirable view.
Directly across the street, on the northeast corner of King Street and Charlotte Street, sits an empty overgrown lot, coupled with a pair of derelict buildings.
“It has been an eyesore for years,” said Donna Abbot, community outreach coordinator for the church’s Bless the City initiative. The lot, she said, has sat vacant for over two decades, two abutting buildings, the former Serpentarium to the east and the former Satan’s Choice Clubhouse to the north have also sat empty for a decade or more.... Read more here