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!
Why does it take over a year to replace the decorative bridge? Why was the parking resurfaced (there was nothing wrong with it) while the seawall is crumbling apart more and more with each storm? Why does greedy Oakville town charge for wedding photography? Since it was introduced no wedding parties come for a picture anymore. Are the gardens there for the pleasure of the citizens or the privileged few living beside it? When will there be an exhibit that is actually is worth seeing at the Galleries?
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