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Established in 1981, the Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District is Oakville's first heritage district, and one of the first in Ontario. The district extends from south of Robinson Street to the lakefront and from the Sixteen Mile Creek to Allan Street. The Heritage Conservation District was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on July 5, 1982 through By-laws 1981-144 and 1982-044.
Since the Old Oakville HCD was established, there have been numerous changes to the Ontario Heritage Act, the heritage legislation that permits municipalities to designate heritage properties and districts. In order to ensure the Old Oakville HCD complies with current heritage practices and legislation, the district study and plan need to be updated.
The town has retained Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA), in partnership with Dillon Consulting and G. Douglas Valee Ltd., to assist with the update to the Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District Plan.
The HCD update is being launched in the fall of 2021 and includes two main components:
Public consultation will be ongoing and will include public meetings, focus group sessions and email/newsletter updates. Stakeholders can include: residents and property owners; professionals such as architects, planners and real estate agents; the Oakville Lakeside Residents Association; and the heritage community. Feedback from stakeholders is essential in creating an updated Plan and Guidelines that allows us to manage change in an appropriate and efficient manner.
During the HCD update, all properties within the HCD will remain designated under the existing HCD by-laws. To find out the heritage status of a property, use our online Oakville Heritage Register.
Public Information Meeting - December 6, 2022, St. John's United Church
Kick-off Public Meeting - October 21, 2021 via Zoom
Start: September 2021
End: December 2023 (anticipated)
Susan Schappert, Heritage Planner
Planning Services Department
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601 ext. 3870