Glen Abbey Property: Notice of Intention to Designate - Heritage Committee Meeting August 15

Friday, August 11, 2017

report recommending that the Glen Abbey property be designated a Cultural Heritage Landscape under s. 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act will go to Heritage Committee on August 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chamber at Oakville Town Hall.

The public is invited to attend and provide comment and feedback on the proposed heritage designation.

The task before the Committee is to review and consider the information and comments provided by staff and all delegations and to provide Council with advice regarding this proposed designation.  A staff report will then go to Town Council for consideration on August 21, 2017.

The Glen Abbey property is already designated under s. 29, however the existing designation is limited to the Raydor Estate House.  On May 15, 2017 Council recognized the Glen Abbey Property as a significant cultural heritage landscape and directed staff to proceed to Phase Three of the Cultural Heritage Landscape Strategy Implementation. The new designation would expand the designation to include the entire property as a significant cultural heritage landscape.

It is important to note that the recommendation to designate Glen Abbey as a significant cultural heritage landscape is based on the cultural heritage value of the property, which has been assessed by the town through its Cultural Heritage Landscapes Strategy. This proposed designation is separate from the applications filed by ClubLink to allow the redevelopment of the property for residential and commercial uses, which are not before the Heritage Committee on August 15 or Council on August 21. It is proposed that the ClubLink development applications will be considered at a future meeting of Council on September 26, 2017.

The Committee welcomes all information on the cultural heritage issues, including comments in support of, or in objection to, staff’s proposal to designate the Glen Abbey property.  If you want to register as a delegate for the Heritage Oakville meeting or want to provide written comments to the committee, please contact the Clerks department at townclerk@oakville.ca or by phone at (905) 815-6015.