If you missed the first tour of the Wilson Park Farmhouse Dec. 5, you'll have to be content with perusing photos of the excursion, says staff in a note to Councillor Ian Findlay.
On his blog, Findlay posted a note from staff, after several people told Findlay they didn't feel the city did enough to advertise the tour of the dilipidated structure:
We ran an ad in the Tribune on November 28th (as attached) advising of the RFEOI (Requests for Expressions of Interest) and the open house. Furthermore, the Tribune ran a small piece (http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/want-to-buy-a-farmhouse/) on November 26th which also mentioned the open house. Finally, those parties that were on file as having expressed an interest in the house in the past, were contact directly about the RFEOI and the open house.
A second open house is not contemplated at this point. If Realty Services receives requests to visit the house from potential respondents to the RFEOI, we would provide the photos we took during the open house.
No more tours, folks. Photos should do nicely.
Last month it was revealed the farm house requires between $1,000 and $4,000 worth of emergency maitenance to close holes/gaps/leaks in the roof, foundation and certain walls.
My colleague, Chris Seto, wrote a story (with a photo slideshow) about the Dec. 5 tour, where he spoke at least one person interested in the city's offer to sell the building to anyone willing to convert it into some form of community hub.