Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study

Map of proposed Downtown Oakville Conservation District roughly encompassing the area from just west of Navy Street to Dunn Street, and just north of Randall Street to Robinson Street.Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District is Now in Effect

The Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District is within an area roughly the area from just west of Navy Street to Dunn Street, and just north of Randall Street to Robinson Street.

Information relating to the Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District, including copies of the district plan and guidelines, is available during normal business hours in Planning Services, Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Schappert, CAHP, MCIP, RPP
Heritage Planner, District East/West
Planning Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3870
susan.schappert@oakville.ca

Vision

Oakville's Heritage Conservation Districts will guide heritage conservation and manage future change in the town's heritage districts.

Summary

The Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study was an implementation initiative of the Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan. The objective was to study the heritage resources of downtown Oakville, and create a plan that identifies existing heritage resources; and provide guidelines that will preserve heritage resources, manage change and guide future development in the area. Community engagement was integral to this study.

Consultant

MHBC Planning

Project status

Start: September 2011
End: February 2013

History

The Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study is an implementation initiative of the Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan. The objective is to study the heritage resources of downtown Oakville, and depending on Council direction, create a plan that will identify existing heritage resources; and provide guidelines that will preserve heritage resources, manage change and guide future development in the area. Community engagement is integral to this study.

The Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan was approved by Council in August 2010 and the Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study was initiated in the fall of 2011. On February 4, 2013, Council approved the Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District. No appeals were received and the District went into effect on March 9, 2013.

The current heritage status of all properties in the Town of Oakville is listed on the Oakville Heritage Register or available in hard copy from the Planning Services department at Town Hall.

Future of the study

The Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District Study process is now complete and the District has been designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. The District Plan and Guidelines are in effect for all properties within the boundaries of the District.

Plan and Guidelines

Reports/presentations

Planning and Development Council Report, February 4, 2013

Planning and Development Council Reports, June 11, 2012

Other presentations

Newsletters

Study documents — updated May 2012