This oasis from winter offers a great way to escape – Thunder Bay Conservatory


conservatoryTHUNDER BAY – The Conservatory is a place that likely many people in Thunder Bay simply do not realize is there. This oasis from winter offers a great way to escape winter for a few hours or minutes. The subject of closing the Conservatory has come up recently. That announcement has led to the creation of a Facebook group – Save the Conservatory – Don’t Pave Paradise.

For NNL, videographer D-on McCauley, the indie film maker behind Thunderstryker Films went out to the conservatory to gather some information.

There are 5 full time workers, 4 seasonal workers, and 1 student who would lose their jobs should they shut down the Conservatory. As well, the city would likely be forced to spend extra dollars on the purchase of plants for the various city gardens around Thunder Bay.

Concerns about the number of annual visitors, estimated as low as 5000 last year have raised that people are not interested in the Conservatory. Perhaps it is that many people are not fully aware of this facility.

D-on reports, “Today they are working on replacing some of the glass on the building, and very much needed”.

Visit the Facebook group at Save the Conservatory – Don’t Pave Paradise.

Have you been to the Conservatory lately?

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