Vista Promenade Shoreline Improvements

The Town of Oakville has initiated a study to assess shoreline protection needs at Vista Promenade located east of East Street, south of Marine Drive. Current shoreline protection has deteriorated over the years and has worsened due to the high lake level conditions in 2017 and 2019.

Rehabilitation options for the shoreline could include the following or a combination of the following:

  • Do nothing;
  • Use of armour stone/rip rap or bioengineering;
  • Lake infilling (e.g. ‘groynes’ which are walls that jet out from the shoreline, providing erosion protection);
  • Shoreline reconstruction;
  • Other sound and environmentally sensitive engineering solutions of an innovative nature.

Each option will be carefully evaluated based on a set criteria to achieve an overall benefit for the shoreline and neighbouring lands, while also taking into account cost and construction feasibility.

A Public Information Centre (PIC) is being planned to discuss issues related to the project, including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, environmental impacts and mitigation measures. A PIC date and details will be advertised as the study progresses.

Your input is important!

The town appreciates your feedback and encourages you to get involved. A key component of the study is consultation with interested stakeholders, the public, landowners and regulatory agencies. You are encouraged to provide your comments so that they may be considered in the study. If you would like further information on the study, have any questions or comments, or would like to be added to the study mailing list, please contact:

Diana Friesen, B.Sc., C.E.T
Water Resources Technologist
905-845-6601 ext. 3904      

Visit our Shoreline page to learn more about other shoreline rehabilitation projects underway.