Town invites community to help redesign Towne Square

Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Feedback welcome in person and online until August 3, 2018

As part of its plan to revitalize Oakville's historic downtown, the Town of Oakville is redesigning Towne Square, a small but unique public space located at 210 Lakeshore Road.

“Towne Square is an important gathering place for our community,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Refreshing the space builds on work already being done to enhance the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and will provide more opportunity for people to meet and gather.”

Members of the public are invited to drop by the town’s tent in Towne Square to view preliminary design concepts and provide feedback on Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is also an opportunity to view the design concepts online and submit comments through the town’s Idea Forum tool. Visit the Towne Square Redevelopment page for details. The deadline to provide input is August 3.

A second public meeting to present refined design concepts based on stakeholder and public feedback is anticipated to take place in early fall before staff present a design recommendation to Council for final approval.

As directed by Town Council, staff will coordinate the Towne Square redevelopment with the first phase of Lakeshore Road reconstruction, between Navy and Dunn Streets, beginning spring 2019. The redeveloped Towne Square will complement the Lakeshore Road streetscape and will incorporate the traditional style of furniture and materials endorsed by local residents and businesses and approved by Council in 2017 as part of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project.

For more information visit Towne Square Redevelopment project page.