Future of Tolko Site Unclear

"Nearly 14 months after the mill closed, officials with Vernon-based Tolko Industries says no decision has been made on the future of the site." - Castanet Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press

Castanet: “Tolko tight lipped on future of Kelowna mill site as demolition continues. Sources have told Castanet the company and City of Kelowna are in discussions concerning the nearly 40 acre parcel of waterfront property in the city’s north end. The exact nature of those discussions are not known.”

“City planner Ryan Smith indicated there have been some calls into the city from parties interested in the future of the property, but nothing more than that.

Smith says the city obviously has interest in the future of what is the last large-scale piece of waterfront property left to be developed in the city.

“The planning of that site,” says Smith, “connecting it to the neighbourhood, connecting it to the Rail Trail and downtown will be a critically important exercise.”

Read the full Castanet February 26, 2021 article.