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Published on Friday, August 18, 2017

Attend Council Monday to weigh in on Oakville's future

Shall Council vote to issue Notice of Intent to Designate Glen Abbey as Heritage

Attend Council Monday to weigh in on Oakville's future
Oakville Beaver Guest Column
By Oakville Mayor Rob Burton


This Monday, August 21, Council will consider a recommendation that may have significant impact on the future uses of Glen Abbey and the future shape of our town.

Town staff are recommending that Council issue a Notice of Intention to Designate the Glen Abbey Golf Course property as a cultural heritage landscape under the Ontario Heritage Act.

This is a key step to conserving its considerable cultural heritage value and attributes. This recommendation is based on months of review of information and analysis from independent experts and ClubLink.

Since opening in 1976, Glen Abbey has become one of the most well-known and prestigious golf courses in Canada. It is the traditional home of the Canadian Open. We will host the tournament for the 30th time next year. Glen Abbey is the only stadium-style golf course in Canada.

Council voted in May to recognize Glen Abbey as a significant cultural heritage landscape in the Town of Oakville.

As part of that vote, Council requested that town staff proceed with the implementation of protection and conservation measures to safeguard the heritage attributes of the property.

Council comes to the best decisions when our residents are engaged and provide their input. We want to know how all residents feel on the proposed designation of the Glen Abbey property.

It is important that Council consider carefully all sides when making this decision and I am proud of the way Council always works to fulfill its duty to be fair.

On behalf of Council, I urge all interested residents to attend the meeting on Monday, Aug. 21 in Town Hall at 7 p.m. and register with the Clerk to have their voices heard, or to provide comment by email to townclerk@oakville.ca.
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Author: Mayor Rob Burton

Categories: News

Tags: ClubLink , Heritage Preservation , Glen Abbey Golf Course , Canadian Open

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