Employment and Commercial Review

As part of the town’s Official Plan Review, the employment and commercial related land use designations and policies in the Livable Oakville Plan and the North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans are being updated to meet the town’s long-term needs, align with the approved Urban Structure (OPA 15), and implement the 2017 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. An appropriate supply of designated employment and commercial lands will make the town a balanced and complete community, maximize opportunities for residents to work in Oakville, and maintain a healthy tax base.

  • On April 16, 2018, Council adopted an official plan amendment (OPA 26) to update the employment, commercial and mixed use designations and policies in the Livable Oakville Plan.
  • The North Oakville Secondary Plans Review will propose any required updates to the employment and commercial related policies and land use designations for the area between Dundas Street and Highway 407.

More changes to the Livable Oakville Plan and North Oakville Secondary Plans may be required to conform to Halton’s Regional Official Plan at the conclusion of the ongoing Regional Official Plan Review.

Public Events and Reports

Statutory Public Meeting # 2 and final report - April 16, 2018

Statutory Public Meeting # 1 - November 6, 2017

Public Information Meetings - October 24 and November 6, 2017

Report to Subcommittee - September 11, 2017

Report to Subcommittee - November 1, 2016

A team led by Dillon Consulting Inc. provided the background and technical analyses for the Employment and Commercial Review. Their Summary Report was presented to the Livable Oakville Council Subcommittee on
November 1, 2016. It includes an assessment of the town's supply of employment and commercial lands, the forecasted long-term demand, a summary of conversion requests, and preliminary directions. This information was also presented at four open houses in November 2016.


Lesley E. Gill Woods, Senior Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3261