Friday, May 12, 2017 - for immediate release

Closures due to high lake levels

*Updated - June 2, 2017

Extremely high water levels in Lake Ontario combined with recent rainfall events are continuing to cause damage along Oakville's shoreline. Residents are reminded to use caution around creeks, ponds and the lake as possible erosion can make for slippery and dangerous conditions.

Areas that are taped or fenced off may be unsafe and we ask that residents please respect the closures listed below so that no one gets hurt. Staff are inspecting lakeside parks twice daily to assess conditions and will reopen the parks as soon as it is safe to do so.

  • Homecoming Trail within Lakeside Park
  • Oakville East Pier
  • Bronte West Pier
  • Coronation Park
  • Bronte Harbour - nightly closure from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Gairloch Gardens (closed halfway down the park from the parking lot)
  • Dingle Park (trail closed from Allan Street to Trafalgar Road)
  • Carrington Promenade (westerly portion)
  • Bronte Harbour launch ramp
  • Busby Park launch ramp
  • Timber Lane - West Street pathway
  • A short section of Water Street adjacent to the Oakville Central Library

For more information about the status of sports fields, visit our Sports Field Closures and Facilities Updates page.

If water threatens to flood structures or roadways, please contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 or ServiceOakville@oakville.ca.

Water level updates

The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) provides information and updates on water levels in Lake Ontario. Call 905-544-5610 to hear an automated message that provides the present water levels in metres followed by the high and low water levels recorded during the previous 12 hours.

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