Glen Abbey, Oakville

History:

In the 1930s wealthy mining executive Andre Doorman assembled 350 acres of what is now Glen Abbey to create a magnificent country estate. The RayDor manor house is still standing today and forms part of the Royal Canadian Golf Association at the Glen Abbey golf club. In 1953 the RayDor estate was sold to the Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada as a retreat. In 1963 the Jesuits sold the property to a golf course developer who named the course Glen Abbey in honor of the Jesuits. Ownership of the golf course changed hands a few times before the Royal Canadian Golf Association acquired an ownership stake in the mid 1970s. The RCGA hired golf hall-of-gamer Jack Nicklaus to design a national golf course. The first Canadian Open golf championship was held at Glen Abbey in 1977. Glen Abbey has hosted more Canadian Open championships than any golf course in Canada. Glen Abbey was the impetus for the residential development of this neighborhood that began in the 1980s and culminated in the early 2000s.

The housing in this neighborhood is concentrated between Dorval Drive and just east of third line. It consists of mostly detached homes built in the 1980-90s interspersed with more recent condo apartment buildings and some condo townhouse developments. 

Overview:

Glen Abbey is a large neighborhood located in northwest Oakville, and is known for being home to the famous Glen Abbey Golf Club. Glen Abbey was a planned community, developed in the 1980s-1990s. This neighborhood features many green spaces, park lands, and trails, and Fourteen Mile Creek runs through the southwest region. There are also pockets of commercial and shopping areas. Most homes are single-detached, 2-storeys, and there are larger homes on ravine lots, as well as pockets of townhomes and condo high-rises. This neighborhood is a good choice for those looking for a substantial family home on a decent lot. The area includes the numerous golf courses including the famed Glen Abbey Golf Course as well as many parks and trails. Glen Abbey boasts easy access to the 403, QEW, 407 and the Bronte and Cross GO train stations.

Lifestyle:

This neighborhood has many shops, services, and amenities to make your daily errands easy. Some notable places are; 1 Metro Rebecca Street and 15 other grocery stores, 13 Tim Hortons and 8 other coffee shops, 2 Shoppers Drug Mart and 20 other pharmacies, 1 GoodLife Fitness and 23 other gyms.

School:  

Glen Abbey has 9 Public schools, and 9 Catholic schools, in this neighborhood, your kids can get a great education.

Heritage Glen PS

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Heritage Glen PS

Address: 1641 Heritage Way, Oakville, ON L6M 2Z4, Canada | Telephone: 905-847-5496 | Fax: 905-469-0649

As HG Huskies we inspire kindness, celebrate all that is good, and plan for growth. As originally published by Heritage Glen PS

Abbey Lane PS

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Abbey Lane PS

Address: 1160 Old Abbey Ln, Oakville, ON L6M 1S4, Canada | Telephone: 905-847-5496 | Fax: 905-469-0649

Abbey Lane: BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER. As originally published by Abbey Lane PS.

ÉÉ Patricia-Picknell

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ÉÉ Patricia-Picknell

Address:1257 Sedgewick Crescent, Oakville, ON L6L 1X5, Canada | Telephone: 905 465-0512

École élémentaire de langue française du CSViamonde à Oakville.” As originally published by ÉÉ Patricia-Picknell

White Oaks HS

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White Oaks HS

Address:1330 Montclair Dr, Oakville, ON L6H 1Z3, Canada

“We are a community of diverse learners committed to inspiring independent, compassionate, global citizens. Our collaborative cultures will provide opportunities that encourage critical thinking and nurture lifelong learning. In April 2007, White Oaks Secondary School was approved for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. The program start date was September 2007.” As originally published by White Oaks HS

ÉÉ du Chêne

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ÉÉ du Chêne

Address: 150 Ridge Dr, Oakville, ON L6H 1B8, Canada | Telephone:  905-845-2015

La mission ultime de l’École élémentaire du Chêne est une réussite pour tous. Tout élève est amené à exploiter son plein potentiel dans une atmosphère accueillante de respect, d’entraide, de compréhension et de partage.” As originally published by ÉÉ du Chêne

ÉS Gaétan Gervais

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ÉS Gaétan Gervais

Address:1055 McCraney St E, Oakville, ON L6H 1H9, Canada | Telephone: 289 529-0065

“École secondaire de langue française du Conseil scolaire Viamonde à Oakville.” As originally published by ÉS Gaétan Gervais

Montclair PS

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Montclair PS

Address:1285 Montclair Dr, Oakville, ON L6H 1Z3, Canada | Telephone: 905-845-9590 | Fax: 905-845-9590

“As a staff, we will provide an inclusive and collaborative learning environment that promotes student well-being and achievement for all.” As originally published by Montclair PS

Pilgrim Wood PS

Address:1551 Pilgrims Way, Oakville, ON L6M 2W7, Canada | Telephone: 905-825-9808 | Fax: 905-825-5103

Pilgrim Wood is a vibrant school offering Full Day Kindergarten, Grade 1 to 8 English, Grade 1 to 6 French Immersion, and Grade 1-5 Gifted.

A focus for our students is building their developmental assets through curricular and extra-curricular activities. We believe organizations such as our Free the Children Club (Me to We), Student Parliament, Athletic Council (PAC), and Garden Club present our students with opportunities to develop leadership, a sense of social justice, and strong friendships. These groups have supported such initiatives as Scare Hunger, Adopt a Village, and our Outdoor Classroom. Other Extra-curricular opportunities that also support student character development and engagement include primary and senior choirs, band, ukulele club, intramural sports for all ages (run by our PAC), primary building club, Forest of Reading club, running club, and intraschool sports such as volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track and field. 

Our School has a strong tradition of parental support. We have a School Council. Our School Council is an advisory body to the administration and the school board and has provided leadership in boundary reviews as well as providing support to parents through educational evenings: in the past two years, they facilitated a presentation with R.O.C.K on Childhood Anxiety and a presentation on Building Resilience in Children. The School Council also fundraises for the school to raise money for the Arts, Phys-ed, Technology, and curriculum support. Their focus this year is on engaging parents and making Pilgrim Wood a welcome place for them to contribute to the community.As originally published by Pilgrim Wood PS

Abbey Park HS

Address: 1455 Glen Abbey Gate, Oakville, ON L6M 2G5, Canada | Telephone: 905-827-4101 | Fax: 905-825-5265

CATHOLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL:

St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic SS

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St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic SS

Address:1550 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, ON L6M 1X7, Canada | Telephone: 905-845-9590 | Fax: 905-847-1014

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School is located in the Glen Abbey Community of Oakville. We are committed to providing a varied and rich curriculum and offering a strong Catholic value base for our students. We are dedicated to instilling in our students the desire to give back and the values of dignity, equity, and respect.” As originally published by St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic SS

St Matthew Catholic ES

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St Matthew Catholic ES

Address: 1050 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, ON L6M, Canada | Telephone: 905-847-0088

St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School is an outstanding learning facility, which harvests an environment of harmony and interaction amongst the teachers, staff, students, and parents. St. Matthew Catholic School is also an Extended Immersion school. Education is the key focus of all stakeholders. Through its vast focus on Catholicity, Curriculum, Home-School Communication, Safety, and Community Building, the students of St. Matthew Catholic School are taught the skills they require to grow into productive adults. This sets the stage for their leading a fulfilled life.

The educational experience is not limited to just the classroom. Through the many out-reach programs our children learn to incorporate their Catholicity outside the school setting. We promote peer assistance initiatives (children helping children). Our children learn the lessons of the difference that they made in the lives and education of their peers outside of our school. Children helping children is an idea that displays the power and results of cooperation and generosity.

St. Matthew Catholic School is an inviting place for parents and children alike. Volunteers are always needed and this helps make our school a very friendly place to be. Parent Partners is a committee set up with parents such as you who may be able to find an hour or two several times a month to volunteer in helping make the school a great experience for our children. Let’s not forget volunteerism is what weaves the true color, pride, and character of our community with whom you share common interests. In one word “PARTICIPATION”! When you participate, you feel you’ve taken advantage of the moment. The same applies to school; and your children will feel a stronger bond to their school.” As originally published by St Matthew Catholic ES

ÉSC Sainte-Trinité

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ÉSC Sainte-Trinité

Address: 2600 Grand Oak Trail, Oakville, ON L6M 0R4, Canada

“Mission de l’ÉSC Sainte-Trinité -Dans une communauté francophone aux valeurs catholiques, la mission de l’école secondaire catholique Sainte-Trinité est de développer avec les élèves les compétences du XXIe siècle qui leur permettront d’être des citoyens et des citoyennes responsables, sachant travailler en collaboration et ayant développé un sens de l’éthique. L’école s’engage à offrir un milieu de vie où l’excellence, le respect et la motivation se côtoient dans tous les aspects de la vie scolaire.” As originally published by ÉSC Sainte-Trinité

St Bernadette Catholic ES

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St Bernadette Catholic ES

ddress:1550 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, ON L6M 1X7, Canada | Telephone: 905-827-7235 | Fax: 905-827-9035

“St. Bernadette Catholic School is a very special community where our staff, our parents, and the St. Matthew Parish work together to support the spiritual, academic, physical, social, and emotional development of our students. As a school staff, we are committed to instilling Catholic Christian faith and values.” As originally published by St Bernadette Catholic ES


St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic ES

Address: 1190 Westview Terrace, Oakville, ON L6M 3N2, Canada | Telephone: 905-825-6382 Fax: 905-825-6382

“Humbled with many gifts, we strive through prayers and actions to serve as modeled by Mother Teresa. Together with home and parish, we nurture academic excellence and individual growth in a safe and peaceful learning environment.” As originally published by St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic ES

St Michael Catholic ES

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St Michael Catholic ES

Address: 2420 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON L6H 5Z8, Canada | Telephone: 905-257-3534 Fax: 905-257-6262

St. Michael Catholic School is a Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 Catholic elementary school within the Halton Catholic District School Board. The school first opened its doors in 1964. St. Michael School is a one storey school design. It is a facility that has been built next to an existing church. The 2,800 square metered facility features a gymnasium, a stage, a library/resource center, and a computer lab.” As originally published by St Michael Catholic ES

ÉÉC Sainte-Marie-Oakville

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St Vincent Catholic ES

Address: 336 Maurice Dr, Oakville, ON L6K 2X4, Canada

“À l’école Sainte-Marie, nous offrons un milieu éducatif stimulant et nous offrons une variété d’activités culturelles, pastorales et sportives afin d’enrichir l’environnement des élèves. Cette variété d’activités permet aux élèves d’être membres actifs d’une communauté d’apprenants.” As originally published by ÉÉC Sainte-Marie-Oakville

Holy Trinity Catholic SS

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Holy Trinity Catholic SS

“Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School staff are dedicated to working with our students and parents in a collaborative manner to inspire students to find their passion and to challenge them to follow their dreams while instilling in them a strong foundation in Catholic leadership and 21st-century learning skills. This shared determination can only be achieved by the combined efforts of Home, School, and Parish working together to support students as they strive to be all that they can be.

We offer a variety of experiences within our building. Our students are involved in athletics, clubs, and community events all over Oakville and beyond.” As originally published by Holy Trinity Catholic SS

St Mary Catholic ES

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St Mary Catholic ES

St. Mary Catholic School, named in honor of our Blessed Mother, opened its doors to approximately 325 students on September 5, 2012. St. Mary stands as a reminder of the very first Catholic elementary school to open in Halton. The Halton Catholic District School Board traces its roots back to 1856 when Father Morgan Rex-Ryan and Robyn Smith founded St. Mary’s School – the first Catholic elementary school in Oakville to establish education programs for Catholic children in the town of Oakville. At this time, St. Mary’s school was situated on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church on Reynolds Street. The original building was eventually demolished in order to make room for a growing parish community. How very blessed we are to have the opportunity to respect our traditions while creating a brand new Catholic school community.” As originally published by St Mary Catholic ES

Park:

Facilities in this Neighborhood:

  • 9 Trails
  • 13 Playgrounds
  • 4 Soccer Fields
  • 16 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Football Field
  • 2 Outdoor Tracks
  • 1 Arena
  • 1 Community Rec. Centre
  • 1 Fitness/Weight Room
  • 2 Gyms
  • 1 Indoor Dry Pad
  • 1 Indoor Pool
  • 2 Indoor Rinks
  • 1 Sauna
  • 2 Splash Pads
  • 2 Sports Fields
  • 7 Ball Diamonds
  • 3 Multi-Use Pads
  • 5 Basketball Courts
  • 1 Skateboard Park
  • 3 Outdoor Rinks
  • 2 Clubhouses
  • 2 Golf Courses
  • 1 Driving Range