Canada's "The Observer" has reported that support for a plan to build a new multi-million-dollar home for Gallery Lambton in downtown Sarnia is gathering momentum online.
Lambton County council is expected to consider the fate of the project during a special meeting Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the county buildings in Wyoming.
The Facebook page "Sarnia Artist Showing Support for Gallery Lambton" had attracted 266 friends less than a day after it was created, according to Melissa Upfold of Sarnia.
"It will be printed off and brought to the meeting," she said.
County councillors are expected to review proposals from companies bidding to design and build a new gallery on the site of the former Sak's building, a neighbouring building on Lochiel Street and the second floor of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
A post by Darryn Doull on the Facebook page said, "Gallery Lambton has come too far, done too much, and means more than anybody can put a price tag on, to be denied this chance at its rightful expansion to a site of equal quality to the programming that the amazing staff produces."
An online petition, at GoPetition, had over 500 signatures supporting the gallery project by late Tuesday.
Sarnia's Ron Gravelle has been circulating a traditional petition against the project. He said he had collected about 700 signatures by late last week.
Source: PAUL MORDEN, THE OBSERVER