Oakville council votes unanimously to reject bid to demolish Glen Abbey golf course
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected by The Canadian Press. A previous version erroneously reported that the Town of Oakville had granted Glen Abbey heritage status.
OAKVILLE, Ont. – An Ontario town council has voted unanimously to reject a plan to develop Glen Abbey golf course amid efforts to designate the property as a “significant cultural heritage landscape.”
Jane Courtemanche, a spokeswoman for the Town of Oakville, says council on Wednesday refused a development application by Glen Abbey owner ClubLink to develop the lands.
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The council voted in August in favour of proceeding with a notice of intention to designate the Glen Abbey property as significant cultural heritage landscape under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act.
This notice, also filed in August, is the first of a number of steps the Town of Oakville needs to take before the designation is finalized.
ClubLink’s development plan proposed construction of 141 detached homes, 299 townhomes, 2,782 apartments, retail and office space, as well as parks, open space and natural heritage areas.
The ClubLink property is home to the Glen Abbey golf course and buildings, including an estate leased by Golf Canada that houses the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. The golf course has hosted the Canadian Open 28 times.
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