As predicted on GNN last week, Golf Canada will relocate from Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., to TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in Caledon, Ont.
In addition to Golf Canada’s national headquarters and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the golf campus on the grounds of TPC Toronto will feature the national headquarters for First Tee – Canada, which will include a publicly accessible community putting green and an indoor training centre.
However, Wednesday’s announcement wasn’t exclusively about Golf Canada.
Golf Ontario and the Club Management Association of Canada (CMAC) have committed to relocating their corporate headquarters to Caledon, as well. The PGA of Canada has also committed to a strategic partnership with Golf Canada to assist in executing grassroots component along with coaching and training activities.
“Our vision to be a world leader in golf contemplates more than just a physical building—culture, collaboration, and innovation are critical elements,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum.
“Establishing a new headquarters and a Canadian golf campus with our partners to meet, play, train, plan, celebrate and collaborate represents a transformative moment to advance the sport,” he added.
“The vision that the Humeniuk family and the leadership group at Osprey Valley have invited us to be a part of with this world-class property is progressive and incredibly exciting,” said Applebaum.
TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley, a 54-hole facility is currently undergoing a significant privately funded expansion and commercial development that includes the construction of new clubhouse and conference amenities, as well as improvements to the practice facility and guest experience with accommodations and hosting facilities onsite.
For Osprey Valley president Chris Humeniuk, bringing a Canadian golf campus to life is part of the ongoing story of Osprey Valley becoming a signature destination for Canadian golf and building the game.
“We’re thrilled by the vision presented by Laurence and the entire Golf Canada team and are elated to collaborate with partners who share our vision of elevating golf to new heights in this country,” said Humeniuk.
“Our family has long dreamed of Osprey Valley as a great Canadian golf destination and we believe this announcement is a wonderful addition to the momentum we’ve been fortunate to experience in recent years,” he said.
TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley has hosted the Osprey Valley Open on the PGA Tour Canada schedule, as well as Golf Canada’s Junior Skills Challenge National Event. The facility has also hosted qualifier events for both the RBC Canadian Open and the U.S.Open and has committed to hosting the 2026 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.
Phase one of the project—which will include Golf Canada’s corporate headquarters, a reinvigoration of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, and a 30,000-square-foot community putting green – will break ground in 2023 with an expected completion by 2025.
Phase two includes the development of First Tee – Canada national headquarters that will support coaching education and programming for First Tee chapters across Canada. The indoor short game complex will double as a national talent identification centre.
Cost for phase one of the project is estimated at $20 million and the financial funding model will be led by Golf Canada, along with a donation from Osprey Valley.
Phase two of development is expected to cost $10 million and will only proceed upon successful fundraising campaigns supported by the Golf Canada Foundation and private donors, as well as through naming rights, contributions from industry partners and government support.
The Town of Caledon has already extended its support with a recommendation to the Regional Municipality of Peel to approve a $2.5 million investment towards bringing the project to life.
Hicks Design Studio has been selected by Golf Canada as the architect of record.