Downtown Cultural Hub Study

Options

Three options have been developed for the Downtown Cultural Hub.

After evaluating the three options, staff’s preference is Option 3. Before staff makes a recommendation to Council this fall, they’d like to hear from you. Review the three options and email us your comments.

A presentation on the options was made at a public meeting on June 23. If you were not able to attend, videos of the presentation and the question period are available on the Downtown Cultural Hub Study Options page.

Vision

The Downtown Cultural Hub Study will explore opportunities to create downtown cultural and performing arts spaces that includes a performing arts centre, art gallery, library, outdoor program space, and indoor cultural space or digital hub that will become the cultural, social, and economic heart of our community.

What would reinventing our cultural facilities downtown mean to you? Let us know by commenting on staff’s preferred option, email us your thoughts or send/tweet us your video of what culture and how new cultural facilities will benefit you and our community. See what others have already told us!

Study update and next steps

Cultural hub options

Three options have been developed. After evaluating the three options, staff’s preference is Option 3. Before staff makes a recommendation to Council this fall, they’d like to hear from you. Review the three options and email us your comments. Visit the Downtown Cultural Hub Options page for more information.

Public consultation

Thank you to everyone who attended the June 24 DCH meeting at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

How did we get here?

Themes, high-level concepts, were developed to look at what we could do with the cultural facilities and where they could be located. Visit the Downtown Cultural Hub Study Update page for more information.

Staff reports

Past presentation materials and videos

If you were unable to attend one of the past workshops or meetings, please visit our Engagement page for details. Visit YouTube for Downtown Plan videos.

Related studies

The town’s Vision 2057 brings together all of the town’s master plans and other key planning initiatives. The Downtown Plan is one of the major projects in Vision 2057, but there are several smaller projects that inform and help influence the decision-making process for the Downtown Plan.

Cultural Plan
Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan
Downtown Oakville Strategic Review
Town purchases downtown Post Office, 197 Church Street
South Central Public Lands Study
Urban Design Manual
Zoning By-law Review (inZone)

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