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Dive into 2021 with Community Design Sessions


Be part of shaping a sustainable, affordable community in Owen Sound

Following the exciting news in December that Glassworks has finalized an agreement to purchase a beautiful 40+ acre property on the East side of Owen Sound, we are now ready to dive into 2021 with planning based on this beauty of a site.



Image: John Fearnall / Good Noise Photography


Beginning January 13th you are invited to partake in any or all of our five bi-weekly Wednesday evening collaborative design sessions that will help shape the future of Glassworks cooperative. We invite interested community members, those interested in being future residents, and potential partners and collaborators to participate.


You can register for any of the events below now, or make sure to become a member or sign up here to receive regular updates and reminders.


Glassworks Community Design Online Sessions


Session 1 January 13 7:00pm-8:30pm (with an optional 30 mins informal discussion / question period after) INTRODUCING THE NEXT PHASE OF GLASSWORKS Get the lay of the land and help shape it. Get up to speed on the project, get a virtual tour of our beautiful site and help apply our vision for an affordable, sustainable community with mixed use, shared work spaces and multi-generational living to the land. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-itrj8oHNEpTsva_5ggsBp0GBPI9BNt Session 2 January 27 7:00pm-8:30pm (with an optional 30 mins informal discussion / question period after) WORK WITH US Do you have a business that could complement Glassworks? In designing a full-scale community site, we have the opportunity to collaborate with symbiotic businesses seeking land starting in 2021. Learn about the possibilities and pitch your idea. Feel free to spread the word. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeygrzkpHNNNAcuhkpMQNAhToS7R4fBX Session 3 February 10 7:00pm-8:30pm (with an optional 30 mins informal discussion / question period after) POWERING GLASSWORKS SUSTAINABLY Renewable energy and sustainability systems As we develop our site plan, integration of renewable energy systems to meet our zero carbon goals will be integral to the design. Come and discuss options and potential for incorporating geothermal, solar and passive house design and other sustainable systems with experts and industry professionals. Register here:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdeGvpjkoH90uoqKaYtLkBGdXxKkASkns Session 4 February 24 7:00pm-8:30pm (with an optional 30 mins informal discussion / question period after)AGING IN PLACE, IN COMMUNITY Designing for care, accessibility, comfort and community Glassworks is committed to meet the need for quality affordable senior housing that keeps people in their homes and engaged in their community as long as possible. Come and discuss unit design, connectivity, systems of care, and other senior needs with community leaders and fellow future residents. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIufuyhpzIsHtUfM7NrV1_E-iGQucM1fmOB Session 5 March 10 7:00pm-8:30pm (with an optional 30 mins informal discussion / question period after)DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY, AFFORDABLY Sustainable design and building materials Every material and design decision will contribute to our goal of affordable, net zero living spaces. Come and discuss with industry professionals best options for material choices, design principles and building methods that will help define the future of sustainable, affordable housing. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfuuprzgvHd0niPem4KIGxuYgr613oTk8


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