Oakville Council Approves Additional Protections For Glen Abbey Golf Club
The Oakville Town Council has approved additional protections to limit redevelopment of the historic Glen Abbey Golf Club.
At a special meeting Monday, the Oakville planning and development council unanimously approved several measures aimed at restricting building at the longtime site of the Canadian Open. The measures included a zoning bylaw amendment and a Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey opened in 1976.
“Council is confident that the official plan and zoning amendments approved tonight conform to provincial, regional and town official plans and that the Conservation Plan creates a workable plan to retain the cultural heritage value of the Glen Abbey Golf Course property,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said in a news release.
The future of the Glen Abbey property has been a controversial topic for years. In September, course owner ClubLink Enterprise Ltd. introduced redevelopment plans that included 3,222 residential units, 121K SF of new commercial space and a 124-acre public park.
Days after the announcement, Council unanimously rejected ClubLink’s application. ClubLinks has appealed. On Dec. 20, the Oakville council officially designated the Glen Abbey Golf Club property for its heritage value.