It's located on Talbot Street in Leamington, it's big and red and shaped like a tomato - but it actually is a Visitor Information Booth. Or, it was. The Leamington District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Municipality of Leamington, has closed the Tomato Visitor Information Booth, a famous landmark in Leamington, due to the current state of the structure that was erected in 1961.
"Upon opening for the 2019 season, it was discovered that the structure had deteriorated into a state of disrepair since its closure in the fall of 2018 to such an extent that the Chamber was concerned for the safety of its volunteer ambassadors", the Chamber of Commerce shares.
The Tomato Visitor Information Booth will remain closed pending the completion of a condition assessment and the development of an action plan.
In the interim, the Municipality will be examining how to effectively deliver visitor information services, which may focus on the use of mobile technology to fill the gap for the 2019 season.
The results of the condition assessment will help determine the use of the structure in the future. The Municipality will provide information on the status of the structure and the delivery of visitor information services as it becomes available.