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About Glen Abbey
Glen Abbey is a residential community in the town of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. It is bounded by Upper Middle Road to the north, Dorval Drive to the east, the Queen Elizabeth Way to the south and Bronte Road to the west.
The population of Glen Abbey is approximately 20,500 people making it the second largest community in Oakville behind Bronte. Construction of the first residential units began in 1981 and peaked in 1990. Glen Abbey is one of approximately 12 communities in Oakville.
Glen Abbey is famous for the Glen Abbey Golf Course, a world-renowned course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It has been the home of the Canadian Open several times, most recently in 2008 and 2009. Notable winners of the Open at Glen Abbey include: Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Greg Norman and Lee Trevino. The course has also been included in the Tiger Woods video games series Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08.
The Glen Abbey community has seven schools. Public schools are part of the Halton District School Board and the separate schools are part of the Halton Catholic District School Board. Each school has its own boundary zones throughout Glen Abbey and Oakville. Since Abbey Park High School was built in 2004, a strong, athletic rivalry between the Eagles and the Loyola Hawks has been prevalent; especially in hockey, football and basketball.
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