Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study

Lakeshore Road Reconstruction

The Streetscape Project on Lakeshore Road is scheduled to start in the spring 2019.

Lakeshore reconstruction

Two-way Street Conversion

The town converted the roads in downtown Oakville from one-way to two-way streets.

Two-way conversion

Lakeshore Bridge Rehabilitation

The Lakeshore Bridge reopened ahead of schedule and on budget.

Bridge reconstruction

Following extensive public consultation, the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS) was approved by Council in April 2015. The DTS is part of the Downtown Plan.

The DTS assessed the current traffic and roadway conditions in downtown Oakville and created recommendations to enhance the roadways, beautify streets and improve pedestrian/cycle ways, by introducing design standards as well as increasing connectivity, mobility and accessibility. Review the DTS final report (pdf).

The Downtown Plan is one of the major projects in Vision 2057, but there are several smaller projects that informed and helped influence the decision-making process for the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study.

Commercial District Parking Study
Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District
Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan
Downtown Oakville Strategic Review
Town purchases downtown Post Office, 197 Church Street
Urban Design Manual

The Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District (DOHCD) Plan identified the current mixture of designs, materials and colours in downtown as visually cluttered. The DOHCD Plan identified the opportunity for a new design of street furnishings, allowing for improvements, so long as it is cohesive, supports the pedestrian environment and does not compete with the historic material of the district.

Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS)

The DTS assessed the current traffic and roadway conditions in downtown Oakville and created recommendations to enhance the roadways, beautify streets, improve pedestrian/cycle ways and revitalize the Towne Square, by introducing design standards as well as increasing connectivity, mobility and accessibility.

The DTS included extensive public consultation in 2014The Downtown Plan is one of the major projects in Vision 2057, but there are several smaller projects that informed and helped influence the decision-making process for the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study.-2015 on the different options for Lakeshore Road, the Streetscape Master Plan (pdf) as well as a theme for the site furnishings and finishes.

Staff presented preferred options to Council in March 2015. Council approved the recommendations from the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape study in April 2015. Review the DTS final report (pdf).

In November 2015 Council approved the timing for the Lakeshore Road reconstruction and streetscape project to commence in 2019 and be completed over a two year period. In addition, the Lakeshore Road Bridge Rehabilitation and the two-way traffic conversion of the existing street network in downtown was approved.

Staff reports and agendas

Planning and Development Council Agenda for April 13
Draft DTS final report (pdf)
Draft DTS final report appendix (pdf)
Downtown Parking Garage Feasibility Study (pdf)
March 10, 2015 Planning and Development Council agenda
July 7, 2014 Planning and Development Council agenda
The Transportation Study conducted by Hatch Mott MacDonald (pdf)
The Downtown Economic Health Assessment Report conducted by JC Williams Group (pdf)

The Downtown Plan is one of the major projects in Vision 2057, but there are several smaller projects that inform and help influence the decision-making process for the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study.

Commercial District Parking Study
Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan
Downtown Oakville Strategic Review
Town purchases downtown Post Office, 197 Church Street
Urban Design Manual