As part of the town’s Official Plan Review, we are proposing policies to help Midtown Oakville become a vibrant, people-oriented, mixed-use community capable of accommodating more than 13,000 residents and 7,000 jobs in the coming decades.
The Midtown Oakville Urban Growth Centre covers an area of about 103 hectares surrounding the Oakville GO Station – the lands bounded by the QEW, Chartwell Road, Cornwall Road and Sixteen Mile Creek.
It is being planned as an urban community where people are able to live, work, and play in walkable, mixed-use neighbourhoods, connected to the rest of Oakville by pedestrian, cycling, transit and street networks. It is to be a self-sufficient urban community with tall buildings, open spaces, recreational and retail amenities.
The Midtown Oakville Growth Area Review will result in updated official plan policies that address current Provincial and Regional growth forecasts and policies, plan for growth to 2051 and emphasize the importance of the public realm.
A new draft proposed official plan amendment (OPA) has been prepared for Midtown Oakville. You are invited to attend and provide input at this videoconferencing meeting hosted by Planning and Development Council. Council will NOT be making a decision about the proposed OPA at this meeting.
The content presented at this session was a condensed version of the material presented at two Special Council Meetings (Council Workshops) about Midtown Transportation and Urban Design.
Video of the Special Council Meetings is available from the town’s YouTube channel:
On March 22, 2021, Planning and Development Council hosted a statutory public meeting (via videoconference) about a previous draft proposed OPA for Midtown Oakville based on the findings of the Midtown Oakville Growth Area Review to that point.
The preliminary design for the Midtown Oakville road network is available from the Open Data Portal:
Additional information is also available regarding the Midtown Oakville road network:
The area around the Oakville GO Station – “Midtown”– has long been recognized for its redevelopment potential. Major land use changes have been planned since 1999. Official plan policies to permit denser and taller mixed use and employment development, supported by significant road network changes, have been in place since 2001.
The existing Midtown Oakville policies in the Livable Oakville Plan are based on the 2008 Draft Midtown Business and Development Plan by Urban Strategies Inc.
In 2014, a group of studies was undertaken to confirm and refine the vision for Midtown Oakville, and to identify tools and measures to provide for its implementation.