Livable By Design Manual

A framework for development that maintains and enhances the character of an area.

The urban design manual sets the framework for desirable and compatible development that fits in with its surroundings, maintains and enhances the character of an area and promotes a more human approach to development.

The Livable by Design Manual is made up of three distinct components: 

  • Urban design direction
  • Design guidelines for stable residential communities
  • Site design and development standards

These components provide direction for designing and assessing development in accordance with the Livable Oakville Plan.


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As the component parts of the Livable by Design Manual project move forward, visit this page for updates and upcoming meetings and opportunities to submit comments. 


Christina Tizzard
Manager, Urban Design
905-845-6601, ext. 3266