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Elmira, Ontario, Canada

Woolwich Observer: Securing Elmira’s Victoria Glen as green space

The Woolwich Observer reports that Woolwich Township has acquired the parcels of land in Victoria Glen Park belonging to the Region of Waterloo. Of course, the land isn't zoned for Open Space yet...

Securing Elmira’s Victoria Glen as green space

November 25, 2011 By:  

More than two years after a group of concerned citizens first voiced their opposition to the development of residential homes in Victoria Glen Park in Elmira, the issue was finally laid to rest last week when Woolwich formally completed its purchase of the region-owned parcels of land.

The $1 transaction was agreed to Nov. 16 at regional council, and it transfers ownership of two plots of land at the intersection of Dunke Street and Victoria Glen Street to the township; the first is at the southwest corner of the intersection and is approximately 0.83 acres, and the second parcel at the northeast corner is approximately 30’ by 100’.

With this transfer also comes the promise that the two parcels – which are currently zoned as residential – will be rezoned as open space along with the rest of the seven-acre park to effectively protect it from any future development.

Read more on ObserverXtra.com.

Results from the Council Meeting on 10 November 2009

At the Township Council meeting on 10 November 2009, Woolwich Council voted unanimously to not proceed with residential development, and to review the land-use designation.

Victoria Glen Park is a 7-acre park between Snyder Avenue North and Dunke Street in Elmira, Ontario, beside the lane that leads down to the Kissing Bridge Trail.

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The public parts of Victoria Glen Park run south of Larch Creek between Snyder Avenue on the West and a parking lot on the east.

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Woolwich Township Council Meetings

Past meetings

Victoria Glen Park Cleanup on Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 9:00am to 10:00am

Would you like to participate again this year in the clean up of Victoria Glen Park? Woolwich Township can get us more mulch, and we'll be doing a quick run through of the park with a garbage bag. Should only take an hour. If you have your own wheelbarrow and shovels that will help. Tim Hortons is sponsoring the cleanup again. It was a great time last year! Great to have the neighbours meet each other and work together on our special park!

Contact Karen Orr at if you'd like to help out!

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Township Council Meeting

10 November 2009 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Woolwich Township Council Chambers  (map)
24 Church St. W.
Elmira, ON, Canada

Woolwich Town Council will be voting on the proposal to build houses south of the road allowance in Victoria Glen Park

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Published 8 November 2009

Township Council Meeting

3 November 2009 at 6:00pm
Woolwich Township Council Chambers  (map)
24 Church St. W.
Elmira, ON, Canada

Published 26 October 2009