Scenic Corridors Study

Study Report

The Scenic Corridors Study is now complete. A staff report summarizing the findings of the Study will be presented at the March 9, 2020 Planning and Development Council meeting. The report will be available to view on the web posted agenda on Friday, March 7, 2020.

Overview

In September 2017, as part of the town-wide Official Plan Review, Council adopted a new Urban Structure (OPA 15) which identifies Lakeshore Road and Trafalgar Road, between Cornwall Road to Lakeshore Road, as scenic corridors.

At the August 6, 2019, Planning and Development Council meeting, the Lakeshore Road West Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Update staff report, recommended that staff be directed to undertake a Scenic Corridors Study.

The purpose of the Scenic Corridors Study is to further examine these corridors to identify and evaluate the roadway and streetscape elements that contribute to their scenic value. The study will look only at the public right-of-way (i.e. the roadway, sidewalks, town trees, green space), and will not include private property.

The result of the study may be updates to existing policies and/or urban design direction and the findings will be used in the consideration of options to support the Lakeshore Road West Class EA and road improvements process.

Public Engagement

Staff held four open houses to engage the public in the study process. They were an opportunity for the public to learn more about the purpose and goals of the study, ask questions and to tell staff what roadway and streetscape elements they thought were important and contributed to the scenic quality of Lakeshore Road and/or Trafalgar Road between Cornwall Road and Lakeshore Road.

Open Houses - October 2019

View the open house materials (pdf)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Town Hall - Palermo Room

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Trafalgar Park Community Centre– Multipurpose Room 3

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Multipurpose Room 1
 

Image of a map that identifies Lakeshore Road and Trafalgar Road, between Cornwall Road to Lakeshore Road, as scenic corridors.

Image of a map that identifies Lakeshore Road and Trafalgar Road, between Cornwall Road to Lakeshore Road, as scenic corridors.

What is a scenic corridor?

The Livable Oakville Plan includes the following definition:

  • Scenic Corridor means a thoroughfare containing roads and associated features that are recognized for their scenic value and for their related natural and cultural heritage features.

Section 3.14 of the Livable Oakville Plan, as approved by OPA 15 states that:

  • Scenic Corridors are recognized for their scenic value and for their natural and cultural heritage features. These important features need to be maintained or restored since they add value and contribute to the town’s character.

Study contact

Carly Dodds
Policy Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3264
carly.dodds@oakville.ca