Plans for Midtown Oakville continue

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

At last night’s meeting, Town Council received a staff report in response to their request for information as identified in a petition submitted by Council on April 22, 2024. After hearing from several public delegations, Council directed staff to consider the comments provided by Members of Council and the public, and report back on the plan for Midtown. 

Council also heard from staff that the town received a letter from the Ministry of Infrastructure (pdf) formally notifying the Town of Oakville and the Region of Halton that a potential Transit-Oriented Communities Program (TOC) is under exploration within the municipality and the ministry wants to establish key principles for governance and next steps for engagement between the province, the town and the region. Council directed staff to engage in discussion with Infrastructure Ontario regarding the TOC Program and report back to Council with more information. 

The provincially-led TOC Program is meant to leverage opportunities whereby private sector builders will deliver vibrant, mixed-use communities that will bring more housing (including affordable housing options), jobs, retail, public amenities and entertainment within a short distance of new and existing transit stations.

In addition, the ministry has made it clear that throughout the review process, the province will engage with municipal and regional (as applicable) staff/officials, the public and local stakeholders. Municipal and regional staff will review TOC proposals and technical submissions and provide input for consideration. 

More information will be shared with the community as it becomes available.

For details about Midtown Oakville visit our Midtown page. 


“As directed by Council last night, town staff will explore next steps with the ministry to better understand the TOC Program in Oakville and how it may benefit our residents as well as how it may impact the work underway with the town’s plans for Midtown Oakville. We all want this critical growth centre to be a vibrant and livable community. We are encouraged that the province has indicated there will be opportunities through the TOC process for the town, our residents, and other interested parties to provide input to achieve an outcome that best meets the needs of our community while conforming with provincial policy. Our community has had many ideas on how Midtown Oakville should be planned, and we look forward to the opportunity of sharing those ideas with the province.”

- Mayor Burton