May 15, 2021 SGA
Credit: Shared with permission
I fully and wholeheartedly support the Town of Oakville in its fight to preserve world-famous, iconic, Glen Abbey Golf Course – Home of the Canadian Open (30 of them), Jack Nicklaus’ first solo design of 410 in 45 countries, Canada’s first, and one of North America’s first hub-and-spoke golf courses, built for an emerging spectator sport. We, who live here, call Glen Abbey “The Heart of Oakville” because it is a beautiful, urban greenspace; and heritage landmark, that is integral to our Town’s identity, health and wellbeing. In fact, Glen Abbey is also the name of the planned Oakville community built around the golf course, the community where I live and have lived for over 30 years.
I hope this LPAT hearing sets a precedent so NEVER AGAIN do “the people” of any Ontario municipality waste valuable time (5 years and counting!) and resources including $9 million+ taxpayer dollars (Jill Gowland’s Freedom of Information Act request, as cited in David Lea’s article, Town of Oakville’s bill for Glen Abbey fight now approaching $9 million: Oakville Mayor Rob Burton says rules of town’s official plan must be defended, Oakville Beaver and Toronto Star, March 15 and 18, 2019) to prevent a developer who does not live in their community from flitting in and out to DESTROY HERITAGE PROPERTY considered precious and irreplaceable … PRICELESS … by the community … for (I can think of no other reasons than) PERSONAL PROFIT and GREED.
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