Angus Glen: A Small Upscale Community
Located at the northern edge of Unionville, Angus Glen is a quaint neighbourhood in Markham.
The history of Angus
Glen can be traced back to one man, Arthur Stollery. He was a mining entrepreneur who bought the expansive farmland at the corner of Kennedy Road and Major MacKenzie Drive in 1957 for the purpose of raising Black Aberdeen Angus cattle and champion thoroughbreds.
Arthur named the property Angus Glen Farm and began breeding award winning, thoroughbred race horses in 1967, and continued to do so for more than two decades. An avid golfer, he started building a golf course on his more than 1800 acres in 1992, but sadly passed away in 1994. The Stollery family completed his masterpiece though and opened it to the public the very next year.
Chances are you've heard of the Angus Glen Golf Club which boasts two immaculate courses - the South Course and the North Course. Each has hosted the Canadian Open in the last eight years and Angus Glen is actually the only golf club in North America that has hosted a national championship on both of its courses ever.
Arthur's son Gordon has created the prestigious Angus Glen community around this infamous golf course. Through the acquisition of Kylemore Homes, the East Village and West Village neighbourhoods, both with gorgeous views of the courses, have been developed with the East Village winning Best New Community in Ontario in 1997.
Aside from golfing, Angus Glen is a great place for all kinds of activities. The Angus Glen Community Centre is an amazing 160,000 square-foot complex that runs a number of youth and senior programs and boasts a six lane pool, a splash pad, two twin NHL ice pads, a double gymnasium and several meeting and multi-purpose rooms. It is also connected to the community's large library.
With the historic downtown area of Unionville a short distance away, you can enjoy many parks, activities and celebrations as well without enduring traffic or venturing far from home. This neighbourhood offers a fulfilling lifestyle for families, retirees and golfers alike.