Watch the Video of our November 28 Town Hall


Thank you to each and every one of the 300+ who turned out.  It was standing room only!   Our supporters roared in response to our incredibly engaged and committed Mayor Mark Sutcliffe.  Councillor Cathy Curry never fails to amaze with her energy, candor and her commitment to keep our greenspace whole. Watch the Video

Important Town Hall on November 28 at Mlacak Centre

We really want you to join us to hear what the KGPC is doing for you, and to get our next leg of community fundraising off to a great start.  Come out on November 28 to the Mlacak Centre!  Our full team will be out in force and ready to welcome you. More >>>

The City Plans to Fight Kanata Lakes Ruling

Barbara Ramsay of the the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition says the top issue in redevelopment battle is not golf but stormwater. More>>>

Ford Government under Investigation


Both Ontario’s Auditor-General and its Integrity Commissioner are launching investigations into the government’s decision to allow developers to build housing on parts of the province’s protected Greenbelt. More from the Globe and Mail

What is not Right with Bill 23

To say the City and its new Council contingent are a little shell-shocked is an understatement.   The Ford government’s Bill 23 is a behemoth and City staff are wading through it for a path forward.  Simply getting an opportunity to speak to it is incredibly difficult.  No physical hearing outside of Toronto.  More>>>

 

THE KGPC’S FIGHT CONTINUES

The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is disappointed, but not surprised the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the City of Ottawa v. ClubLink Corporation ULC leave application.

KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay says “we understand that the City of Ottawa leadership had serious concerns about the impact of the Court of Appeal decision on a plethora of agreements both in place and in progress.  They have been very good partners for the KGPC in this fight to preserve urban greenspace and so, today, we’re particularly disappointed for them.   However, we continue to engage our legal team in managing a full slate of legal options in this fight and we will now buckle down to ready for our next step, a return to Superior court on September 13 and 14.”  More >>>

Kanata North tech park to lose talent if golf course razed for homes

The Speak Up for Greenspace presentation hosted by the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and KNBA, sent a strong message that the tech business park must protect green space to keep its competitive edge.  “Do not screw this up.” Was 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. More >>>

Curry Motion asks Ontario to Provide Ottawa with the Level of Support Provided to Oakville in Resolving the Unwanted Clublink Glen Abbey Development

The KGPC wants to thank Mayor Watson, Councillor Cathy Curry and full Council for unanimously passing a motion asking the Government of Ontario to provide the City of Ottawa on behalf of our Kanata community the level of support provided to the Oakville community in resolving the unwanted ClubLink – Glen Abbey development proposal in 2021. More >>

Kanata Residents are Fuming over OLT Decision and Secret Deal with Glen Abbey

Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook residents want answers following these latest setbacks for preserving Kanata’s greenspace. More>>>

We Are Taking the Fight to ClubLink

The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is taking ClubLink Corporation to court, to stop the destruction of 175 acres of green and open space in the heart of the Kanata Lakes and Beaverbrook neighbourhoods. More >>>

Watch the Recording of Our Greenspace Townhall Feb 23


We have posted the complete proceedings of our  virtual Townhall on February 23rd. There was a lot of valuable information regarding our fight with ClubLink. Full details here >>>

THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR GREENSPACE ISN’T OVER

The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is deeply disappointed and frustrated by today’s decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal.  However, our resolve remains steadfast to continue to defend our 175 acres of green and open space.  KGPC Chair Barbara Ramsay, “we won’t stop until the green heart of Kanata (the Kanata Lakes Golf Club lands and Trillium Woods) is finally safe. We knew this was going to be a long haul and we aren’t giving up. It’s truly disappointing that Clublink Corporation and local developers Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes continue to push this destructive plan.  We’ll continue to pursue all avenues to stop them." Read More

 

The 40% Agreement is Valid!

The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition is overjoyed by Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse’s decision to uphold the 40% Agreement.  His decision states, “The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract and ss. 5(4) and 9 are not void as contrary to the rule against perpetuities.” As well, he concludes that should the land be turned over to the City of Ottawa at some point, it can be used for park and recreational purposes beyond a golf course. More >>>

Video of Golf lands showing Issues

Planning committee rejects Kanata golf course redevelopment

City staff reject proposed changes to Kanata Golf and Country Club

MEDIA ADVISORY - CITY STAFF RECOMMEND SHELVING CLUBLINK PLAN

The Message in Loud and Clear; but Developers are not Listening

The Importance Of Liveable Neighbourhoods

We did some Fact Checking

On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.

 

Terry Matthews says, "Greenspace, it is like a magnet."

Real Estate Presentation from Our Meeting

BREAKING: ClubLink submits controversial application to pave over much of Kanata golf course

 

eNews – It is time to write some letters

Given the gift of Glen Abbey that Minister Steve Clark gave Oakville and its residents last year; given that both the Planning and Municipal Acts have provincial oversight and serious controls, we don’t agree that issue management should be quite so one-sided.  We do hear and agree with your messages –  our Ontario government should do more to help Kanata North keep our community intact. And so, last week the KGPC wrote this letter to MPP Fullerton to explain why we feel she should do more. Continue reading

eNews – More on OLT and Our Upcoming Town Hall

Some of you have been watching the Ontario Land Tribunal hearing (OLT) and sharing your thoughts with us.  To be honest, those thoughts have been quite negative.  It seems everyone is disappointed with what seems to be a superficial approach to determine the contentious and complex issues rooted behind this development proposal. We will host a Virtual Town Hall on February 23rd.Continue reading

eNews – Facts You Need and Our Next Steps

The situation is just not as bleak as media reporting began to sound on Friday.  We’re writing today with a step by step review of where the community really sits after the Court of Appeal decision.  Your team at the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition  (lawyers and all) has been working through the weekend, setting our next steps in motion for the coming week, and reassessing our short and medium term plans given Friday’s decision.Continue reading