Oakville Universal Design Standards

The Town of Oakville is committed to providing accessible facilities, programs and services and to be the most livable town in Canada. The Oakville Universal Design Standards (OUDS) was developed to help staff realize this commitment and provides an innovative and detailed approach for the design of barrier free and accessible facilities. A made-for Oakville standard, it replaces the town’s 2008 Guidelines for the Design of Accessible Facilities and its use is mandatory for all construction projects at town owned facilities or leased premises and includes new construction, additions, renovations and capital replacements.

When conflict arises between OUDS and other municipal, provincial, or federal legislation, the requirements that will result in the most accommodating environment shall be used but never less than the minimum requirements in the current Ontario Building Code (OBC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Design of Public Spaces Standard.

Please review the Oakville Universal Design Standards (pdf, 10 MB).