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, improve pedestrian/cycle ways and revitalize the Towne Square, by introducing design standards as well as increasing connectivity, mobility and accessibility. Review the DTS final report (pdf).
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 Heritage Conservation District
Downtown Oakville Strategic Action Plan
Downtown Oakville Strategic Review
Town purchases downtown Post Office, 197 Church Street
Urban Design Manual
Approved final streetscape plan for the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project - Navy Street to Allan Street. Reconstruction of Lakeshore Road between Navy and Allen streets is scheduled to start in the spring 2019, and delivered in two phases from spring 2019 – fall 2019 and spring 2020 – fall 2020.
Received information about the mitigation initiatives that are planned at the present time. Staff is continuing to explore additional options for mitigation and will be consulting with the downtown business community and other stakeholders in this regard.
Received information about the wayfinding iniativies planned for downtown during and after construction, as well as active transportation, and can also include elements to support or enhance smart cities initiatives.
Review the April 10, 2018, Special Planning and Development Council staff reports for details.
Visit the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project for more information.
The two-way traffic conversion is currently in the detailed design phase. With the exception of Navy Street (completed in 2017), the two-way conversion will be completed by mid-October, 2018.
In early 2017, in advance of the bridge work, Navy Street between Rebecca/Randall Street was converted to two-way traffic. Learn more at Public Information Meeting – Open House on May 30, 2018.
Visit the Downtown Oakville two-way traffic conversion project page.