Glassworks Co-operative exists to create net-zero, affordable, multigenerational living and an economic development project that benefits Owen Sound and Grey County.



The Grey County Land Stewardship Corporation formed to hold our 46 acres of Land located in Owen Sound, in perpetuity with lands subdivided and/or leased for development in accordance with Glassworks Co-op’s Mission, Values and Vision.


Glassworks Co-op is defined by our shared values. Becoming a member of Glassworks Cooperative means individuals and organizations agree with these values. They define the future we will build, together.

Core Values

  • resiliency

  • housing affordability / attainability

  • environmental championing

  • regenerative agriculture

  • mutual respect of members

  • multigenerational, diverse and accessible

  • co-operative education and outreach

  • consensus building

  • a commitment to decolonization efforts

  • a willingness to collaborate with local Indigenous communities and initiatives

  • design for people, not cars

  • co-housing with shared amenities

  • co-design process

  • autonomy and local control of lands and shared access to commons/natural resources and desirable land features (including water access) therein