Kanata North Tech Park to Lose Talent if Golf Course Razed for Homes

Presentation sends strong message that tech business park must protect green space to keep competitive edge

April 27, 2022, Ottawa Business Journal

From left, Jamie Petten, president of the Kanata North Business Association, with angel investor Deborah Naczynski, at the Speak Up for Greenspace presentation hosted by the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and KNBA, at the Hub350 RBCx Finance Quarters on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Photo by Caroline Phillips,


“Do not screw this up.”

It became the mantra of the evening, spoken repeatedly by legendary tech entrepreneur Terry Matthews and later echoed by others during a 90-minute presentation Tuesday at the Hub350 RBCx Finance Quarter to emphasize the importance of keeping developers away from the Kanata Golf and Country Club, located in the heart of Kanata Lakes, and the surrounding green spaces.

ClubLink wants to fill in its 18-hole golf course with 1,500 homes through a partnership with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes. The case is currently slogging its way through the twists and turns of the court system.


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