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Interested in Volunteering

April 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Consider getting involved in your community. We are still looking for volunteers for all committees. Please visit the committee page to contact the committee that you are interested in.

April 20, 2012 – Update Highlights

April 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Town of Newmarket Focus Groups

The Town of Newmarket will be running focus groups beginning in April 2012, to provide community input on both the discussion regarding height restrictions and a secondary plan which is a supplement to the Town’s current Official Plan. This will help the Town create a more defined vision for what Newmarket should look like in the future.Various GPA members as well as members of the Executive Team will be participating to ensure the Glenway community’s needs are represented.



GPA has been legally incorporated to ensure appropriate governance and accountability, as well as providing the executive members with rights and responsibilities in the delivery of their roles and obligations to the Association and the community.


Application Update

The application for the development of Glenway was received by the Town on Friday, April 20th, 2012.  The Town has 30 days to determine if the application is complete, at which point they will send official notice to residents within 15 days.  Chris Emanuel will be setting up a dedicated Town webpage with additional documentation pertaining to this application in the near future.


Outside Expert Advice

The Executive Team is meeting with other community groups who have experienced similar challenges in the past, to better understand the process and their experience. Based on the learning’s from these meetings and other research being conducted by the GPA, the Executive will develop a plan to ensure that we receive appropriate guidance and counsel as we move forward.

Our task is a considerable one, and will require funds to ensure that we are well-equipped to achieve our mission of preserving Glenway. Plans for fundraising activities will commence in the near future.


Town Interaction

The Executive team is continuing its biweekly communication with the Town ensuring to address pressing issues as they arise:

  • Review of Developer Pre-Consultation Meeting with Town:
  • Representatives from Kerbel Group indicated that the application to be submitted will be exactly as presented at the open house on June 18th, 2011
  • A number of studies will be conducted in order to be submitted and reviewed with the official application (Noise, Traffic, Tree Survey, etc)
  • The Town may request additional studies to be conducted once the application has been submitted
  • Town hiring planning consultation firm to address the Glenway file
  • Ensuring the consulting firm was present at pre-consultation meeting


Related Development Sites

McGreggor Farm

Developer is proposing a 200 home and 2.5 acre park community at the south-east corner of Bathurst and Davis, with lot sizes approximately 40ft wide. A proposed road will travel through the new subdivision, coming in from Davis (about 3/4’s down the east side of the property) and coming out on Sykes near Bathurst. Developer’s studies indicate not much traffic will flow through the existing subdivision. The GPA will be seeking opportunities to review the studies/plans related to this property as it also affects the Glenway subdivision directly.


Slessor Square (17645 Yonge)

The proposed development application for the former Slessor Motors site is a multi-phased infill development. Phase One will include a 7-storey Retirement Residence & Special Needs Centre with 214 suites; Phase Two a 26-storey residential tower with 184 apartment units and commercial/medical centre/retail uses within the bottom 3 storeys; Phase Three a 23-storey residential tower with 155 apartment units also with 3 storeys of commercial retail/pharmacy uses; Phase Four another 7-storey Retirement Residence with 212 units. For more information you can visit http://slessorsquare.com/ or http://shrinkslessorsquare.ca/



The Environmental and Communication committees are looking for volunteers. If you are interested please contact either committee via email.

Executive Members Acclaimed

January 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm

In December 2011, the executive team of the Glenway Preservation Association was acclaimed to their positions and in turn appointed five positions to round out the overall executive team.


Chair Ron Kassies
Vice Chair Christina Bisanz
Treasurer Lois Mac Donnell
Secretary Wendy Van Straten
Communications Committee Kerri O’Brien
Environmental Committee Jim Muezenberger
Legal Committee Mike Lanthier
Town Liaison Committee Chris Van Straten
Executive at Large Brian Gard


If you wish to contact any team member, please use the form on the Committees page.

Upcoming Nominations

November 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Thank you to all those that attended the Glenway Preservation Association’s first official meeting on Monday October 24th, 2011.

One action from the meeting was to finalize the Executive Team via a member vote.

Currently acting interim:

Chair – Ron Kassies

Vice Chair -Vacant

Secretary – Wendy Van Straten

Treasurer – Lois MacDonnell

If anyone would like to nominate themselves or anyone else for one of these positions, please contact the interim secretary with your suggestions by Wednesday, November 30th, 2011.

Voting will take place on Monday, December 5th , 2011, Ray Twinney Complex (Lounge 1) from 7pm to 7:45pm. Please note that you must be present and have a membership card to vote (these can be purchased prior to voting for $5 each / person).

Executive Team Voting

November 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Executive Team voting will take place on Monday, December 5th , 2011, Ray Twinney Complex (Lounge 1) from 7pm to 7:45pm.


GPA Meeting – October 24th

October 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

The Glenway Preservation Association is holding their first official information and membership recruitment meeting.

Date:      Monday, October 24th, 2011
Where:  Newmarket Theatre
Time:    7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Registration & Sign-in
                   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Information Meeting



The Glenway Preservation Association (GPA) was formed recently in response to the proposed development of the Glenway Golf Course. The GPA would like to expand its membership to include all residents within Glenway and the broader community of Newmarket. This meeting will include:

  • A brief discussion on who the GPA is
  • Key issues with development from a community perspective
  • What the GPA needs to do to be successful in its mission
  • Registration of new members and volunteer recruitment


We will be selling membership registration cards for $5 each / person. These funds will help support any initiation start-up costs (i.e. printing, etc) as well as provide members with voting rights under the constitution of the GPA, including election of Executive Members, etc.

We look forward to meeting all of our neighbours!!

Glenway Preservation Association

September 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Our Mission:

To preserve and protect the existing open green-space and neighbourhood values associated with the Glenway community.