Share your voice about housing choice in Oakville

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Town of Oakville is proposing changes to its Zoning By-law and Official Plan to permit four housing units per residential lot for single detached homes town-wide. The town is also proposing to expand housing options through low-rise apartment style housing up to four storeys within 800 metres of Sheridan College. The proposed changes aim to improve the availability and diversity of housing and the town’s access to funding from the federal Housing Accelerator Fund. 

The proposed changes are open for public feedback through an online survey available until March 8, 2024. 

Residents, businesses, community groups and other interested members of the public can also participate in a public meeting on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road. To register as a delegate, email or call 905-815-6015 by noon on Friday, March 1, 2024. The public meeting will also be live streamed on the Town of Oakville’s YouTube channel

All feedback received will help refine changes to the town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law for Council’s approval by the end of April 2024. 

Providing gentle density by permitting four housing units per residential lot town-wide, and expanding housing close to Sheridan College helps to create a broader range and mix of low-rise housing options across Oakville’s residential neighbourhoods. Commonly referred to as “missing middle” housing, this includes duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, laneway housing, garden suites, and basement apartments.

More details are available online on the Housing Accelerator Fund page.