Glassworks Cooperative, a registered not-for-profit and community-led organization focused on the ecological, social and economic sustainability of our region, is excited to announce its successful purchase of 46 acres of land on the East side of Owen Sound.

“We are delighted to have secured this gorgeous land and to hold it in a land trust,” says Sylvia Statham, Board Member of Glassworks and manager of St. Francis Place, a leading provider of affordable housing in Grey County.

Glassworks Cooperative has been engaging members and stakeholders in co-designing for the site since January 2021, through its Community Design Series. Saugeen Elder Shirley John, Strong White Buffalo Woman, opened the series with a blessing, calling upon participants to work together as one.

More than 100 local individuals, partners and organizations are actively engaging in these collaborative design sessions to co-create the project.

Glassworks encourages new members and partners to attend upcoming meetings as we plan out the initial phases of the project.

Glassworks Co-op is a registered, locally-controlled not-for-profit cooperative incorporated in Ontario and headquartered in Owen Sound, Ontario. Glassworks is a member of the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada, The Community Land Trust Network of Canada and The Ontario Co-operative Association.

For more information about Glassworks Cooperative, please see

source: media release, Glassworks Co-operative

Imagery: Aerial of the property: Photograph: John Fearnall, Good Noise Photography




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