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The Glen Williams Community Association

One of the goals of the Glen Williams Community Association is to keep our neighbours informed of community activities and tell the world about the village’s rich heritage and beauty. More importantly, the GWCA is active in ensuring that changes that affect our community are in keeping with the Glen Williams Secondary Plan. This Plan clearly establishes the intended limitations and style for development in the Glen, and is designed to constrain the ability of any government body or developer to come into our community and destroy the unique character of our hamlet.

Change can be good when it’s properly reasoned and implemented, and in the best interests of Glen Williams. The best way to ensure this is to be part of the process and ensure the desires of the neighbourhood are known and respected.

The GWCA is a recognized voice of our community and we encourage our neighbours to join us by becoming members

There is strength in numbers.

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Successes

Our work over the years has had a positive impact on the hamlet. The final design for the Meadows in the Glen development was altered to include a saved pine plantation, a destination parkette, and low impact rural roads with ditches/bioswales. Canada Post restored “Glen Williams” as a postal address. Wildwood Road was officially declassified from an “arterial” to “collector” road. Glen roads achieved speed reductions and restricted truck signs, and we have promoted the use of the Town’s portable speed radar board in the Glen. The new Pumping Station received additional landscaping for better visual screening. The first of six hamlet gateway/traffic calming features was installed at Prince St. and Barraclough Blvd. Initial improvements in access to Town staff and Council have been established in an attempt to create meaningful relationships with Glen residents.

Get Involved

In 2016 we presented a special information meeting to alert residents about the Eden Oak Creditview Heights subdivision application, and obtained Party status for the GWCA at the OMB hearings related to this application. We encourage all Glen residents to become actively engaged in the OMB Pre-hearings, the public forums for the Town’s Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study and the proceedings related to zoning changes and special applications for the two gravel pits located on the edges of the Glen. To make your voice heard, become a member of the Glen Williams Community Association.

2017 GWCA Board of Directors

From left to right:
Derek Remes, Dale Cox, Dave Cox, Don Robinson, Joan Griffin, Claudia Stanic (Treasurer), Matt Kindbom, Ken Paige, Drew Leverette (President)

Absent from photo:
Janet Bailey (Communications & Membership), Kate Murray (Secretary), Claudia Russell, Wayne Van Hinte, Tom Wharton

Our Mission

The Glen Williams Community Association (GWCA) is a non-profit organization that was originally formed by local residents in 1999. The purpose of the organization is to promote, enhance and protect the village atmosphere of Glen Williams and to represent our members on matters pertaining to the hamlet of Glen Williams. These matters include safety, heritage, development, environment, facilities and events.

In the years since the GWCA was formed, we have focused our efforts on:

  • creating and monitoring the Glen Williams Secondary Plan 2005 (GWSP)
  • promoting a better understanding of the unique character of Glen Williams
  • advocating for adherence to GWSP goals and principles through comments to the Town, developers and other stakeholders about proposed subdivision and public infrastructure projects
  • convincing the Town to commission a Glen Williams Traffic Study 2009
  • voicing ongoing safety concerns related to traffic volumes and speeds through the village
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Our Village, Our Voice

Life in the Glen had evolved over the years, but the current pressures impacting our hamlet’s way of life are just as great, if not greater.

We can anticipate challenging times ahead, make sure your voice is heard!

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Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings.
New ideas must use old buildings.

Jane Jacobs

The survival plans of small towns rely on being able to mobilize large percentages of their citizens.

Morgan Lowrie

A town’s capacity to survive generally depends on the talents and efforts of its people.

Bill Reimer