Notice of statutory public meeting for a proposed Official Plan Amendment for Midtown Oakville on April 22, 2024

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

42.15.59, Town-wide

Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
In-person and by videoconference broadcast from the Council Chamber
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road

You are invited to attend either in-person or virtually and provide input at this meeting hosted by Planning and Development Council on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

Instructions on how to view the meeting or participate in-person, by written submission, videoconference or telephone are provided below.

The purpose of the proposed amendments is twofold: to update town-wide policies that would enable Community Planning Permit System(s) to be utilized within the town, and to update the land use policies applying to the Midtown Oakville Urban Growth Centre in the Livable Oakville Plan (Official Plan) to the year 2051 in accordance with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The effect of the proposed amendments to the Livable Oakville Plan (official plan) is to:

  1. Update and revise Part F: Implementation and Interpretation, including:
    • section 28.15, Development Permits, which would enable the town, through by-law, to establish a community planning permit system applicable to one or more community planning permit areas within the town, and,
    • section 29.5, Glossary, which would incorporate new definitions in support of proposed policies.
  2. Replace Section 20, Midtown Oakville, in its entirety, which would:
    • update and revise the area, introduction, goal, objectives and development concept for Midtown Oakville,
    • update and revise the related area-specific policies (e.g., land use, density, building heights, housing, main streets, urban design, parks and open space, transportation and mobility, public service facilities, transit, infrastructure and servicing, sustainability, and exceptions) to enable redevelopment that is contextually appropriate, including associated development densities and resident and job targets, and,
    • update the area-specific implementation policies to eliminate the bonusing policies, and provide new and revised policies relating to implementation plans, phasing/transition, area design plans, landowners’ agreements (cost sharing), and implementation strategy and monitoring.
  3. Update and revise all schedules identifying the Midtown Oakville urban growth centre boundary and area to match the urban growth centre boundary established by Halton Region through Regional Official Plan Amendment 48, which excludes 564 Lyons Lane, and the valleyland between Cross Ave. and Cornwall Rd., and to show the existing land use designations applying to those lands (being "Parks and Open Space" and "Natural Area") on Schedule G (South East Land Use) instead of Schedule L1 (Midtown Oakville Land Use).
  4. Replace Schedules L1, L2 and L3, which would set out revised Midtown Oakville land use designations, precincts, and open space network to reflect and support the proposed policy changes, including the expansion of the “Urban Core” mixed use designations and the elimination of the “Lands Eligible for Bonusing” overlay designation.
  5. Introduce new Schedules relating to Midtown Oakville proposed street network, active transportation facilities, main street animation areas, and rail facilities and influence areas to support the proposed policy changes.

For the proposed amendments identified in item 1 above, the subject lands include all the town lands subject to the Livable Oakville Plan.

For the proposed amendments identified in items 2 to 5 above, the subject lands are located south of the QEW and north of Cornwall Road, between Sixteen Mile Creek and Chartwell Road specific to the proposed amendments to Section 20 of the Livable Oakville Plan, also known as Midtown Oakville.

There are no other applications that apply to Midtown Oakville in its entirety. The following active development applications and site plan applications affect certain lands within Midtown Oakville:

  • Oakville Argus Cross LP - 217 to 227 Cross Avenue and 571 to 595 Argus Road - OPA 1614.78, Z.1614.78 and 24T-22005/1614
  • Distrikt Development - 166 South Service Road East - OPA 1614.79, Z.1614.79 and 24T-22006/1614
  • Cross Realty Incorporated (Distrikt Developments) - 157 and 165 Cross Avenue, Z.1614.83, OPA 1614.83 and 24T-24002/1614
  • 590 Argus Developments Inc. - 590 Argus Road - Z.1614.81, OPA 1614.81 & 24T-23001/1614
  • Corbett Land Strategies Inc. - 349 Davis Road - OPA 1612.15 and Z. 1612.15
  • MGM Development (2652508 Ontario Inc.) - 627 Lyons Lane - Z.1614.76
  • GE HealthCare Canada Property Inc. - 420 South Service Road East - Z.1612.18
  • 2317511 Ontario Inc. - 70 Old Mill Road - 1614.089/02

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Town of Oakville to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council c/o the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 (Dropbox is located in front of Town Hall) or at before the official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Council c/o the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Oakville on this matter, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 0H3 or at

This meeting will be live streamed on the town's YouTube channel.

Any submission to the Planning and Development Council, either in hard copy or in electronic format, must be forwarded to the Clerk's department for receipt no later than noon on April 22, 2024, to ensure its availability to the Members of Council at the meeting. Individuals wishing to make an oral submission at the public meeting are strongly encouraged to contact the Clerk’s Department by noon on April 19, 2024, by email to: or call 905-815-6015 to register as a delegation and to obtain instructions on how to participate. Requests to delegate will not be processed during the meeting.

All submissions should include the full name and address of the presenter.

A copy of the proposed official plan amendment and information and material is available to the public for inspection along with more information about this matter, including preserving your appeal rights by visiting the Midtown Oakville Growth Area Review page, or contact Sarah Burrell, Policy Planner, Planning Services department at 905-845-6601, ext. 3986 (TTY 905-338-4200) or at

If you have any accessibility needs, please advise Sarah Burrell one week before the meeting.

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the Town of Oakville April 2, 2024.