COVID-19 Information

Updated October 22, 8:45 a.m.

In response to an increase of COVID-19 cases in Halton, the Region’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has recommended a temporary pause to all indoor group exercise programs and all indoor team game play. To protect the health and safety of residents and staff, the town has cancelled all town-run drop-in and pre-registered fitness classes along with indoor team game play. Individuals impacted by these cancellations will receive a full credit placed on their account. Read the news release for full details.

The town has a COVID-19 recovery framework in place to help guide and support our reopening of programs, services and facilities. We will carefully and responsibly review services before bringing them back to ensure the safety of staff and our community. The town’s plan aligns with the Province's three-stage gradual approach to reopening Ontario. Review the Town of Oakville Recovery Program Strategy and Framework (pdf).

Provincial emergency orders remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home if you are feeling sick. If you are visiting a town facility, please remember to wear a mask and maintain proper physical distancing.

COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing

Testing

Local hospitals are responsible for COVID-19 testing. Book an appointment at a Halton Healthcare Assessment Centre at 905-203-7963 or online. People without symptoms can book a test at approved pharmacies.

Testing locations
COVID-19 app on a phone

COVID-19 app on a phone

COVID-19 app

COVID Alert helps us break the cycle of infection. The app can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.

App information
Enforcement officer

Enforcement officer

Enforcement

To report a violation, please call Halton Police COVID-19 hotline at 905-825-4722 or ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.

Enforcement services
Parking ticket

Parking ticket

Parking fines

Council approved temporary increased parking fines on designated roads surrounding lakefront park.

Fine details
Masks

Masks

Masks

Halton Regional Council adopted a mandatory mask by-law.

By-law details

What's open

What's closed

Oakville is in the province’s Stage 3 of the reopening plan. Our top priority is to ensure safety protocols are in place to protect the community and staff from COVID-19. We continue to work through our reopening plans to gradually reintroduce programming in a safe and responsible manner.

Some amenities and facilities remain closed to the public under provincial order or pending further town/public health review.

  • Maple Grove and Kinoak arenas (closed for the season)
  • Trafalgar Park Arena closed until late October
  • Service counters within Town Hall (not including ServiceOakville)
  • Pinery Park, Aspen Forest Park and the south sports field parking lot at Westoak Trails Park remain closed at this time
  • Splash pads (closed for the season)
  • Youth centres
  • Centennial and White Oaks pools
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is closed until December 31, 2020
  • Picnic shelter at Coronation Park
  • Municipal Greenhouse
  • Outdoor pools (closed for the season)
  • Park washrooms

Building and renovations

Services available

Cemeteries

Services available

Commissioning

Services available

  • Commissioning of Committee of Adjustment documents only

Construction/design projects

Services available

Council/committee meetings

Services available

Services not available

  • Appeals and Property Standards Committees

Economic Development

Services available

Services not available

  • Film liaison

Enforcement

Services available

  • Enforcement services are all available. Priority remains on public safety and COVID-19 enforcement. Delays in response times may be experienced on low priority investigations such as graffiti (except profane, obscene or hate based) and dog barking complaints.
  • By-law enforcement

Employment

Services available

Facilities

Services available

  • Regular maintenance and safety inspections on all town facilities

Fire and safety

Services available

  • Emergency response
  • Fire prevention inspections for life safety, on-call investigations
  • Plans examiner on-call
  • Public education/fire prevention social media
  • Accepting electronic fire route applications
  • Oakville Fire department

Services not available

  • Residential inspections

Licensing and permits

Services available

Services not available

  • Picnic permits

Marriage

Services available

Services not available

  • Civil ceremonies

Oakville Public Library

Services available

Oakville Transit

Services available

Parks and open space

Services available

Parking

Services available

Pets and wildlife

Services available

Planning and development

Services available

Recreation and culture programming

Services available

Services not available

  • Large events cancelled until October 31, 2020
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts - all performances cancelled or rescheduled

Roads, sidewalks and traffic

Services available

  • Roads and sidewalk maintenance
  • Street cleanup/sweeping
  • Street lighting maintenance
  • Storm water and drainage maintenance
  • Traffic calming requests
  • Traffic inquiries focusing on safety
  • Traffic signs/pavements markings

Services not available

  • Active Transportation programming
  • Traffic calming surveys

ServiceOakville

Services available

  • Regular telephone and email services
  • Public services and payments available at the ServiceOakville counter 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash payment not accepted at the ServiceOakville counter.
  • Online services requests

Trees and woodlands

Services available

  • Private Tree Removal Permits
  • Inspections of all service requests
  • Hazard abatement; tree removal, tree pruning and rotational tree maintenance
  • Canopy conservation; Ash tree injection
  • Invasive species control and woodland regeneration
  • Tree protection and private tree removal permits in development applications
  • Municipal tree protection permits for projects deemed to provide essential services (i.e. Water, wastewater, gas, hydro and Telecommunication projects)    
  • Hydro Line Clearing program
  • Street tree planting program
  • Hazard bee and wasp nest removal.
  • Other tree infestations or disease affecting the life of municipal trees

Services not available

  • Root management service requests
  • Parks tree plantings

Zoning

Services available

Halton Region Public Health monitors individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts. Public Health will provide guidance to cases and their contacts, such as self-isolation protocols and monitoring for symptoms to minimize the risk of spread.

Learn more about Contact Tracing and What is a Close Contact (pdf).

Oakville pausing indoor fitness classes and team game play on advice from Halton public health

In response to an increase of COVID-19 cases in Halton, the Region’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has updated public health guidelines for fitness classes and team game play. This update recommends a temporary pause to all indoor group exercise programs as well as all indoor team game play.

The town has numerous pre-registered programs and classes set to begin this Saturday and Sunday. However, in our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of residents and staff, the Town of Oakville has now cancelled all town-run drop-in and pre-registered fitness classes along with indoor team game play. Individuals impacted by these cancellations will receive a full credit placed on their account.

The following services will continue to be available:

  • Fitness centres for pre-booked individual, physically distanced, workout sessions
  • Indoor sport training (instructional sport programs focusing on skills/drills)
  • Aquatics (pre-booked swimming and lessons)
  • Recreational skates (pre-booked skating)
  • Registered non-fitness activities (culture and general interest programming)

The pause will be evaluated frequently and will be lifted once Halton Region Public Health deems it safe to resume these activities in town facilities. The Town of Oakville will continue to share updates with the public.

Recreation and Culture programs and aquatics

All community centres plus Sixteen Mile Sports Complex are open for limited pre-booked activities and modified use. Registration for fall programs is now open. Winter registration will be offered at a later date for programs beginning in January.

Program offerings will be limited to programs that are suitable to physical distancing, capacity limitations, and staggered start times. Programs that incorporate shared equipment will not be introduced until alternatives or safety protocols are established. 

At this time, an active Senior Services membership is not required to register for any September or October seniors’ programs.

Monthly fitness and general activity memberships are now available for purchase by calling 905-815-2000.

Strict health and safety measures will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including sign-in protocols for contact tracing, the use of a non-medical masks or face coverings, hand sanitizer stations, signage and space markers to allow for physical distancing, plexiglass barriers, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting.

The town will transition to a paperless Parks, Recreation and Culture guide this fall to share real-time information with customers and eliminate paper touch-points in facilities. Programs.oakville.ca offers a more convenient and user-friendly recreation program search tool.

Pre-booked receational swims, select Aquatic Leadership programs and private lessons are currently offered at Lions, Bronte, Brookdale, Wedgewood and Falgarwood outdoor pools, as well as Iroquois Ridge and Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre’s (QEPCCC) indoor pool. Learn more by visiting the Aquatics page.

Events

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued need to take action to curb the spread of the virus in our community, the town has made the decision to cancel large events until October 31, 2020.

We are not accepting new bookings or transferring any large gatherings or event bookings at this time. For more information, please email events@oakville.ca.

Permit holders will receive a full refund for any payments made to date. Customers are asked to please be patient as refunds may take up to two week to display on your credit card statement, depending on your financial institution or credit card provider. Cheques may be issued for some refunds pending original payment type. Inquiries about the status of your refund can be sent to bookafacility@oakville.ca.

Facility bookings

Facility rental permits will be amended to reflect the dates affected by the facility closures and credits placed on accounts.

All Community Use of School rentals are also cancelled.

Please contact Facility Booking at 905-815-2000 with any questions about withdrawals, cancellations or refunds.

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

All performances have been cancelled or rescheduled until further notice and the OCPA is closed until December 31, 2020.

Patrons will be given a full refund for their ticket purchase for all events in that time frame.

Refunds may take 10 to 15 business days to complete and staff will be in touch, if necessary, to complete the refund. If you wish to connect with a Box Office representative, please email boxoffice@oakville.ca and staff will reply as soon as possible between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Final property tax information

The 2020 final tax instalment due dates have been extended to August 25 and October 26 for all property owners. Penalty and interest on all outstanding property tax for the remainder of the 2020 tax year are waived until the first working day in January 2021.

Any property taxes outstanding by January 1, 2021 will have penalty and interest applied, at a rate of 1.25 per cent per month as per Town By-law.

Final tax bills were mailed the week of July 6. Please contact ServiceOakville if you have not received yours by the first week of August.

Any properties that have experienced a change in assessment due to a property change, and have received notice from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) in 2020 regarding this change, may also receive a supplementary or omitted tax bill from the town, in addition to the final tax bill.

Property tax payment options during COVID-19

Cash payments

We will no longer accept cash payments.

Internet banking

To make an online payment, you will need your property tax account number (not roll number), which can be found at the top right of your tax bill, or you may call ServiceOakville 905-845-6601 to retrieve your property tax account number.

Sign into your financial institution’s secure website, go to the “Pay Bill” icon or tab and add the Town of Oakville as a payee. Depending on your financial institution, please search for “Oakville” and the payee name will be either: Oakville, Oakville Taxes or Oakville Property Tax.

Enter your property tax account number and amount to be paid.

If you require assistance, please contact your bank or financial institution.

Please note the town does not accept email payment transfers (INTERAC).

Cheque payment

Mail cheques payable to Town of Oakville to:

Town of Oakville, Tax Department
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON
L6H 0H3

Alternatively, cheques can be dropped off at the drop box outside the main entrance to Town Hall. 

Post-dated cheques corresponding with due dates only

Cheques can be delivered in the after-hours drop box at Town Hall. Please use the corresponding payment due date only.

Credit card (online only)

To pay taxes using your existing MasterCard, Visa or American Express, visit the Plastiq website. There is a fee to use this service for tax payments. The fee is independent of the Town of Oakville. Please check the Plastiq website for details. Please expect three to six business days for payment processing when using the Plastiq website.

Pre-authorized tax payment plans

Completing the Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan Application Form (PAP) (pdf) allows for the payment of taxes in four, nine or 12 monthly installments. To enrol, your property must be fully assessed for one year to include both the land and structure values. Please see the application form for all the program details.

Please contact pap@oakville.ca for assistance in joining the program.

Please note a 2020 reapplication PAP form will be posted shortly for those who have exited our program due to COVID-19 and would like to rejoin for July 1, 2020.

Online recreation resources

Why not get active and creative while staying safe at home? We’re excited to share regular updates including tips, information and fun ideas to help you stay active and creative.

Visit our Online Recreation Resources page for more information.

Community services directory

Use the Halton Information Providers' community services directory to search for links to COVID-19 resources and information.

Halton Community Services Directory

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Economic Development remains operational to continue to provide information and support to the business community during these challenging times.

Oakville Economic Task Force

Mayor Rob Burton, along with the Oakville Economic Development office, Oakville Chamber of Commerce and Oakville Business Improvement Associations have formed an Economic Task Force in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

On March 26, 2020, Council approved an Economic Action Plan for Oakville to address immediate financial issues facing the business community, as well as the need to move development projects forward to support long term economic recovery.

Distantly.ca: Support a small business from a distance

Distantly.ca, an online donation platform for small business, is now available in Oakville. The application is easy to use and secure, and allows the community to make a direct donation to your business to help lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Visit the Halton Region COVID-19 web page before calling 3-1-1 for information on symptoms, prevention and when to contact Halton Region Public Health.

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For information on all regional services, such as waste collection, visit the Halton Region website.