Livable by Design Manual (Part A) – Urban Design Direction for Oakville

The Livable by Design Manual (Part A) – Urban Design Direction for Oakville presents a comprehensive set of guiding design principles and urban design directives applicable town-wide (south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407) for all forms of development, redevelopment and capital projects.

The Livable by Design Manual implements the policies in Section 6 of the Plan. The manual applies to all development proposals that are subject to review and planning approval by the town. Planning processes include official plan amendments, zoning amendments, plans of subdivision, site plan control, sign variances and Committee of Adjustment applications, as permitted under the Planning Act.

Livable by Design Manual (Part A) – Urban Design Direction for Oakville, version 2.0 (pdf) - updated December 2019

On May 12, 2014, Council endorsed the design document and passed by-law 2014-033 to adopt Official Plan Amendment 8 to the Livable Oakville Plan. OPA 8 was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and a settlement was reached and approved by the Board in December 2014. Both the design manual and OPA are in full force and effect.

Associated materials:

Notice of Adoption of Official Plan Amendment 8 (dated May 23, 2014) (pdf)

Memo to Planning and Development Council: Supplemental to PD-029-14: Proposed modifications to Livable by Design Manual (Part A) based on discussions with interested parties (dated May 12, 2014) (pdf),

Livable by Design Manual (Part A) Recommendation Report and Official Plan Amendment (PD-029-14) May 12, 2014 Planning and Development Council meeting Staff Report, Comments and Responses (Appendix B), and Comments Received (Appendix C).

By-law 2014-033 to adopt an amendment to the Livable Oakville Plan, OPA8 (coordination of urban design policies (section 6) with the Livable by Design Manual – Urban Design Directives for Oakville

Public Notice for Statutory Public Meeting on Monday, April 14, 2014

For more information contact:

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