April Update

Spring is finally here, at least according to both the calendar and the PGA tour.  Fourteen years after his last Masters win, Tiger Woods went home once again with a Green Jacket.  It’s the longest ever gap between victories at Augusta and aside from Jack Nicklaus, Tiger at 43 is the oldest to win at Augusta. 

Let’s hope we will see Tiger again someday at the historic Glen Abbey.  Here are some of the things that have happened and will happen to Save Glen Abbey:

Save Glen Abbey Court Cases

  • May 21 – Ontario Court of Appeals hearing regarding Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that ClubLink has the right to make an application to the town under s.34(1) of the Ontario Heritage Act for demolition and/or removal of buildings on the Property and of the other structures.
  • May 23 – Ontario Court of Appeals hearing regarding Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision to quash Oakville’s Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan for Glen Abbey and the by-laws/amendments implementing the strategy.

The Ontario Court of Appeals is located in Osgoode Hall, Toronto.  Check Ontario Courts Website the week prior for location details.

Trivia Night

Earlier in April Save Glen Abbey held a Trivia Night, and a number of you came out to test your golf knowledge.  Special guests included several members from council, and Mayor Rob Burton, who was on the third place team.  Thanks go to trivia host, Steve Morrison, who runs a regular Trivia Night on Thursdays at Peppinos, and to all who came out for evening of food and fun.

Home Show

Later in the month Save Glen Abbey staffed a booth at the Jenkins’ Lifestyle Home Show in Oakville.  Thanks to Dave, Sharon and Matt Jenkins for supporting us, and to those who helped at the booth.  The lucky draw winner was Jean Goom who received a $30 gift certificate from Peppino’s Oven. 

Hundreds of people signed the poster with our MPPs’ election promises to help save Glen Abbey.  We will be presenting the poster on the first anniversary of their election to Steven Crawford and Effie Triantafilopoulos to remind them of their commitments and asking them to take action.

What’s Happening with The Golf Course?

The most common question we received at the show was:  “What’s happening with Glen Abbey?”  The answer is a short one.  Lots!  The Town is fighting ClubLink’s efforts to destroy the course.  There are a number of ongoing and upcoming appeals and hearings, with the “main event”, the LPAT hearing, scheduled for July 2020.  When people question the investment the Town is making it’s important to remember what’s at stake is whether our Town has the right to issue an official plan that is enforceable.  If not, then the developers are in command when it comes to private lands.  This fight is bigger than saving a golf course.

You can help:

  • We are hoping to purchase more Save Glen Abbey signs to raise awareness that the fight is ongoing, so please consider donating to the campaign  Save Glen Abbey Go Fund me Page  (and remember signs need to be placed on your own property, not on the boulevards between the sidewalk and the street)
  • Share this email with your friends and encourage them to be added to our email list by visiting www.saveglenabbey.ca

You can learn more by visiting www.saveglenabbey.ca or the Town’s Oakville Glen Abbey Updates