Gairloch Gardens is under utilized. The building of the Gallery would be ideal for a teahouse or coffee shop (operated independently by a private entrepreneur) and local artists could have their work exhibited (and offered for sale) on its walls. It would be a great stop for cyclists, joggers, dog walkers and a meeting place for the neighbourhood. Also over the years several trees had to be cut down because of age and storm damage and they were not replaced. Please plant some trees!
Town of Oakville commented
Great idea! The town is in the midst of investigating potential leasing opportunities of the estate house(s) at Gairloch Gardens. On May 1, we issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to solicit leasing options from interested parties. Public consultation of viable public or private uses for the facility is targeted for fall 2013. Learn more about the Gairloch Gardens Initiative by visiting http://www.oakville.ca/townhall/gairloch-gardens-initiative.html