GLEN ABBEY -
On July 9, 2021, the Minister of Municipal
Affairs and Housing announced that Glen Abbey will be preserved and continue to
operate as a golf course, and that the owner ClubLink will withdraw its
development application. Read the full announcement here.
THANK YOU for SAVING GLEN ABBEY
MESSAGE from WLO CHAIR, DOUG McKIRGAN
By now many of you will have heard that ClubLink has withdrawn its appeals over its proposal for residential and commercial property development on the Glen Abbey Golf Course. It has committed to continue operating the property as a golf course. It did so after both the Halton Region and the Town of Oakville formally requested intervention from the Provincial Government, and our government responded accordingly.
This outcome is proof that determined and persistent action on the part of citizens and local government can deliver! All of you who sent letters to Queen’s Park through Save Glen Abbey’s website should feel proud. Well done, all of you! And congratulations also to the core volunteers of the Save Glen Abbey community group. They led the citizen action. We Love Oakville was honoured to support them.
I would be wrong if I did not warn that the idea of developing the Glen Abbey Golf Course may resurface sometime in the future. Land-use is never permanent. It is always dependent on the intersection of public sentiment and the wishes of private owners. Those of us who care about preserving this remarkable green space in the heart of Oakville will need to keep paying attention.
from MAYOR ROB BURTON
The announcement that the Glen Abbey lands will be conserved is precisely what Town Council, Halton Regional Council and Oakville residents have been working towards for many years. I want to thank the committed volunteers in the community who worked tirelessly to ensure that the Glen Abbey property was conserved. The thousands of letters written to the Province made a difference and showed how our community is an engaged community. The support from Premier Doug Ford, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, Steve Clark and our local MPPs Stephen Crawford and Effie Triantafilopoulos cannot be understated in saving Glen Abbey, as Minister Clark said in his Statement, “for future generations”.