Patrick O'hanlon In The Spotlight - Honoured By Ryerson University
On Thursday, February 13, 2014 Patrick O’Hanlon, President of Angus Glen Development/Kylemore Communities was among the distinguished graduates of Ryerson University, honoured for their achievements and community work. O’Hanlon, Urban and Regional Planning ’83, was one of four to receive an Alumni Award of Distinction 2014 at a special Alumni Achievement Awards Reception hosted by Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor. The awards were first presented in 1998, when Ryerson celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding, to recognize Ryerson graduates who have not only excelled in their careers, but have also made a tremendous contribution to their profession and to their community.
Accepting the award, O’Hanlon said “I am proud to receive this award and share it with my fellow graduates who together have been helping to shape the GTA landscape for the past three decades.” He went on to thank Ryerson University faculty of Urban Planning and the leadership of President Sheldon Levy who gave their students the knowledge and opportunity to succeed in their chosen field.
O’Hanlon is an influential developer and respected new home builder. His career started in regional planning; following which he honed his skills in the private sector. During his employment at Bramalea Limited - a major homebuilder of the time, he completed an intensive management training program; a key contributor to his future success. It was 1997 when Markham landowner Gordon Stollery approached O’Hanlon to bring his expertise to the creation of a master-plan surrounding two golf courses for Angus Glen Community. This community was awarded the prestigious 2013 “Places to Grow, Community of the Year” from the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association and 1997 Best New Community Award.
Under O’Hanlon’s leadership Kylemore has evolved to become a sought after partner and land acquisition expert with a reputation for creating highly desirable communities. Kylemore is preparing to deliver almost $1 billion in new communities over the next few years.
O’Hanlon also demonstrates leadership qualities through volunteer positions such as Past President of BILD. He had a pivotal role along with Ryerson faculty and alumni in recently establishing the Centre for Urban Research.
Each year, O’Hanlon supports many charities and community groups through Kylemore Kares an established giving program.
For more information on the Alumni Achievement Awards, visit Ryerson.ca/alumni/enjoy/awards.
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Caption: Patrick O’Hanlon, centre, receives his award from Ryerson President Sheldon Levy (at right) and Vice President of Advancement Adam Kahan.