Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project - Navy Street to Allan Street

Image of Lakeshore Road concept.

The town is moving forward with a much needed project to reconstruct Lakeshore Road East and is looking for more public input as it plans the future streetscape for downtown.

After extensive public consultation through the Downtown Transportation Study, staff recommended a contemporary theme for the downtown streetscape design which was approved by Town Council in 2015.

What's next?

Once a contemporary theme was chosen, it was time to choose the materials and furnishings which would be used. Staff hosted a public consultation on June 15, 2016, where they presented the final furniture and materials for the downtown streetscape project.

Provide your feedback

Members of the community who couldn’t make it to the meeting can review photos of the final materials and furniture and provide comments to until June 29. Later this summer, staff are planning to present the final selections to the Accessibility Advisory Committee as well as taking a report to Oakville Heritage Committee on July 19, 2016. Staff will present to these committees prior to going to Council in early fall 2016.

We heard you!

The public meeting on June 15, 2016 was a follow up to the public meetings held on March 1 to get feedback on two contemporary design palettes. Comments were also collected online from February 24 to April 1, 2016. Review the material that was presented at public meeting #1 (pdf, 15.8 MB)

Some streetscape materials and furnishings such as pavers, benches, bike rings, recycling stations, and lights will be on display for viewing and comment at the June 15 meeting. These materials will also be used going forward as other streets in Downtown Oakville are reconstructed.

The final palette of material selections were determined based on online feedback collected as well as comments from the first public meeting. Review a copy of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Consultation Summary (pdf, 4.3 MB)

Final Streetscape materials and furnishings selections

Please review the final materials and furniture selections.

Please submit questions or comments to Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, June 29, 2016.


With Lakeshore Road East (Navy Street to Allan Street) coming to the end of its lifespan and needing a major reconstruction, the town undertook extensive research and public consultation to identify broader opportunities to improve traffic, beautify streets and improve pedestrian/cycle ways in the downtown.

In October 2015, Council approved the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project as part of the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS) study, which included a contemporary theme for the downtown streetscape design.

The chosen furnishings and materials will be used as part of the Lakeshore Road Bridge rehabilitation project (over Sixteen Mile Creek)  which may begin as early as  2017, the Lakeshore Road reconstruction slated to start in 2019, and going forward as other streets in downtown Oakville are reconstructed.

For information regarding the completed DTS study please visit the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study project page.

The completed DTS study approved several changes in the downtown including:

The DTS, along with the Downtown Culture Hub Study (DCH), make up the town’s exciting Downtown Plan which aims to create an attractive, active, animated and vibrant downtown that will bring people together while maintaining the beautiful historic downtown streetscape.


News release: Council takes steps forward on Lakeshore Road reconstruction projects — November 4, 2015
News release: Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project sets way for a revitalized downtown — February 24, 2016

Image of Cross Section of Lakeshore Road concept.Project update

Detailed engineering and design work is the first step to a more usable, beautiful downtown streetscape. The town hired MMM Group to create the detailed design and procurement package for the reconstruction and streetscaping of Lakeshore Road (Navy Street to Allan Street), and Brook Mcllroy, the consultants on the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study, who will work with MMM Group to complete the detailed streetscape drawings and finalize street materials and furnishings. The public will be invited to review the streetscape materials and furnishings before final decisions are made.

In preparation for the detailed design, the team will be actively working downtown over the next few months on the following items:

  • Topographic survey of road and boulevard
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) investigation
  • Surface paint markings for utilities in the boulevard and road including survey of location
  • Test hole excavations to locate utilities will be conducted in the boulevard and road using a hydro vac truck
  • Ground Penetrating Radar may be used within the boulevard to locate utilities
  • Video inspection (CCTV) of storm sewers
  • Drilling boreholes along the road for the Geotechnical investigation
  • Tree survey

For more information regarding this project please contact

Adam Kiley, P. Eng.
Project Leader - Capital Projects
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3357