Join us on Thursday, September 29. Enjoy a special night of toe-tapping live music by Ottawa’s award-winning Lucas Haneman Express along with an incredible feast of tasty tapas from the chefs at The Brookstreet. Don’t delay. Tables of eight. Organize your group. Get your tickets>>>
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 >>>
Ontario election: Doug Ford’s poor record on the environment and climate change
The government’s environmental credentials, notably its recent investments in “greening” the steel sector and in electric vehicle manufacturing, have figured prominently in Premier Doug Ford government’s advertising campaigns prior to the election.
This focus comes as something of a surprise to those familiar with the Ford government’s record on environmental issues, which has moved the province’s approach to environmental problems backwards by half a century or more. Article by Mark Winfield, York University
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 Lakes and Beaverbrook residents want answers following these latest setbacks for preserving Kanata’s greenspace. More>>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
This is a release from the City of Ottawa, sent on behalf of David White, City Solicitor to the Mayor and Members of Council, in which he discusses the Superior Court ruling with respect to the validity of certain provisions of the “40% Percent Agreement” in respect of the Kanata Lakes Golf and Country Club. Read more
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
On Tuesday, November 2 we will be at the Brookstreet Hotel for our Fall for Greenspace event. You’ll be served a 3 course feast prepared by Chef Lyness and his team while toe-tapping to the live music of Ottawa’s pop power duo Beats ’n Keys along with a few surprises. Tickets are available online.
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 >>>
On the Kanatapossibilities web site there is a process which ClubLink has prepared which misrepresents the facts.
Nearly 500 people braved the frigid cold to fight for the Kanata Golf and Country Club. Kanata-North Councillor Jenna Sudds held a community meeting Monday evening at the John Mlacak Centre. “This has come as a big shock to the community,” said Sudds.
Close to 500 Kanata residents braved arctic conditions Monday night to get information and voice their concerns over proposed plans to redevelop the Kanata Golf and Country Club into new homes. The meeting, hosted at the John Mlacak Centre by Kanata North Coun. Jenna Sudds and featuring area community association presidents Neil Thomson and Lianne Zhou, served as a show of strength in the community, with calls to action and fundraising for whatever battles may lie ahead.Continue reading
The City of Ottawa should consider taking over the operations of the Kanata Golf and Country Club in the same way it has created other arm’s-length organizations to oversee its assets, according to the former municipal politician who signed an agreement 37 years ago to protect the Kanata green space. Marianne Wilkinson has only been out of politics for about two weeks and she’s already back in the thick of it, educating Coun. Jenna Sudds, her successor in Kanata North, about the governance history of the golf course, now that owner ClubLink wants to tear up the land.Continue reading
A legal agreement from the 1980s stands between ClubLink and its plans to put housing on the Kanata Golf and Country Club, and also gives the City of Ottawa clout to decide what happens, according to the former Kanata mayor who signed the document.Continue reading
This is a fight about green space and about property values. It’s about citizens’ voices in the development process. It’s also about trying to protect the very ideas that created Kanata in the first place, although many of those ideas are already under assault as developers slash forests to the ground and transform a communityContinue reading
ClubLink confirmed Friday that it was partnering with Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes to redevelop Kanata Golf and Country Club with new homes. The trio is planning a community consultation beginning in early 2019. The golf course’s operating costs are rising and fewer golfers are teeing off during the season, ClubLink says, suggesting there could be “greater community benefit” in using the golf course for something else.