Midtown Strategy

Vision

The goal of the Midtown Strategy is to encourage investment in this area’s transformation into a vibrant and vertical urban centre for people to live and work.

Background

The Livable Oakville Plan was unanimously adopted by Council on June 22, 2009, approved with modifications by Halton Region on November 30, 2009, and ultimately approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on May 10, 2011. The plan provides a vision and policies for Midtown Oakville — the urban growth centre surrounding the Oakville GO Station — to become home for about 12,000 people and 8,000 jobs by 2031. A number of additional projects are required to confirm and refine this vision, and to identify tools and measures to provide for its implementation.

Summary

The Midtown Strategy consists of three major studies: the Midtown Oakville Class Environmental Assessment, Midtown Oakville Parking Strategy, and Designing Midtown Oakville (urban design guidelines). The recommendations of these studies will inform updates to the Livable Oakville Plan and Zoning By-law 2014-014 to continue to support the long-term redevelopment of lands in Midtown Oakville. Additional implementation tools (such as a community improvement plan) will be explored and reported on.

All of these projects aim to secure Midtown Oakville as the premiere locale for intensification for many years.

Reports about the Midtown Strategy studies were presented at a Special Planning and Development Council meeting on May 27, 2014. At the same time, a statutory public meeting was held to receive public input about town-initiated official plan and zoning by-law amendments to support the redevelopment of Midtown Oakville. The amendments were subsequently put on hold.

June 2017: A revised town-initiated official plan amendment (OPA) is proposed to update the policies and schedules (maps) related to Midtown Oakville, as well as the town-wide transportation network south of Dundas Street. For more information, visit Midtown Oakville and Transportation Network Updates OPA.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments about the Midtown Strategy, or wish to be added to the Midtown Strategy mailing list, please contact:

Midtown Strategy Team
Planning Services
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville ON L6H 0H3
905-845-6601 ext. 3261
Midtown@oakville.ca