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Milton looks to keep the Canadian Open in Halton

Posted on Tuesday August 29, 2017

News Release -

If the Canadian Open and Golf Canada explore opportunities for the future, Milton is prepared to pursue the tournament, hoping to keep it in Halton Region.

“In the event the Canadian Open leaves Oakville, we would love to see it come to Milton and remain within the Region of Halton,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “We want to make sure we’re prepared to act if the opportunity presents itself.”

“Milton is willing to consider options for the lands through the current Regional Plan review process which will allow us to present a competitive option to Golf Canada,“ said Andrew Siltala, Director of Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives. “In addition to the economic benefits to the local economy, there are high performance sport and science synergies that can be explored with our partners in the Milton Education Village.”

Milton is already considered the home of Canadian cycling, anchored by the presence of Cycling Canada. Beginning this December, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre will host a leg of the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup for the next three years. Securing a permanent home for the Canadian Open and Golf Canada would be Milton’s second world class sporting event paired alongside a national sports organization.

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