Notice of statutory public meeting for the Midtown Oakville official plan amendment and Midtown Oakville zoning by-law amendment for all lands in midtown Oakville.

Wed, 07 May 2014

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting for Midtown Oakville Official Plan Amendment
All lands in Midtown Oakville 
42.24.006, Wards 3 and 6

Midtown Oakville Zoning By-law Amendment
All lands in Midtown Oakville 
42.25.004, Wards 3 and 6

Public meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

Your input is important!

The Town of Oakville appreciates your feedback and ideas and we encourage you to get involved. You are invited to attend and provide input at this public meeting hosted by the Planning and Development Council, in accordance with subsection 17(15)(d) and subsection 34(12)(a)(ii) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended.

The proposed official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment apply to all lands within the Midtown Oakville growth area, as shown in the key map, below.

Official Plan Amendment

The primary purpose of the proposed official plan amendment is to incorporate into the Livable Oakville Plan modifications to the text and schedules necessary to support the creation of new zoning for Midtown Oakville and implement recommendations of three studies, namely: Midtown Oakville Class Environmental Assessment (transportation and municipal stormwater networks), Midtown Oakville Parking Strategy, and Designing Midtown Oakville (urban design strategy). The proposed amendment also includes housekeeping modifications to the text and schedules that are technical in nature. Overall, the policy framework continues to support the long-term redevelopment of lands in Midtown Oakville in accordance with provincial requirements.

The effect of the changes to the text will be to:

  • introduce new policies related to transportation, stormwater management, parking, urban design, land    uses, building heights, bonusing and implementation;
  • clarify the intent of the policies;
  • eliminate potential policy conflicts within the text;
  • eliminate policies that are no longer relevant;
  • relocate policies and reorganize selected sections; and,
  • correct grammatical and clerical errors.

The effect of the changes to the schedules to the plan will be to:

  • update the transportation network with new future and realigned roads, and active transportation infrastructure;
  • redesignate a number of properties to reflect changes to the text and respond to changes to the road network;
  • redesignate the lands designated Community Commercial on the north side of Cornwall Road, west of Morrison Creek, to Urban Centre;
  • redesignate the lands designated High Density Residential north of the railway to Urban Core; and,
  • apply a Utility designation to the existing utility corridor north of the railway.

Zoning By-law Amendment

The purpose of the zoning by-law amendment is to introduce new, form-based zoning to all lands in Midtown Oakville. These new zones replace the transitional zones in Zoning By-law 2014-014, both as amended with new use permissions, regulations, parking requirements, and holding provisions that have the effect of zoning the lands to permit redevelopment and intensification. The zoning implements the Livable Oakville Plan vision, goals, and policies for the area as proposed to be amended by the corresponding Official Plan Amendment.

Specifically, this by-law amendment:

  • replaces the current Part 7 (Midtown Oakville Zones) with a new set of use permissions, zone standards, form-based regulations, minimum and maximum motor vehicle parking requirements, minimum bicycle parking requirements, driveway and surface parking restrictions, and inclusion of provisions to permit bonussing
  • introduces a number of new Special Provisions in Part 15 to recognize site-specific zoning permissions in Midtown Oakville
  • introduces a new Holding Provision in Part 16 listing the conditions required for the Hold applying in Midtown Oakville to be lifted
  • replaces Map 8b in Part 19 with a new Map 8b with updated zone categories applying throughout Midtown Oakville
  • introduces new Maps 8c and 8d in Part 19 to identify minimum and maximum height regulations and façade zone applicability in Midtown Oakville, and
  • makes a number of technical additions and revisions throughout the By-law to give effect to the above amendments and recommendations of the three Midtown studies.


If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Oakville before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted or before the by-law is passed:

a) the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Oakville to the Ontario Municipal Board; and

b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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, May 27, 2014 to ensure its availability to the Members of Council at the public meeting. Individuals making oral submissions at the public meeting are requested to submit a written outline of the submission to the Town Clerk. All submissions should include the full name and address of the presenter.


If you wish to be notified of the passing of the proposed Zoning By-law, or of the refusal of a request to amend the zoning by-law, you must make a written request to the

Town Clerk
Town of Oakville
Clerk’s Department
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3.

The public may view planning documents and background material at the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on the Midtown Strategy Page.

Questions or written submissions may be directed to: 

Gabe Charles
Manager Central District
Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3984 (TTY 905-338-4200)

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Gabe Charles one week before the meeting.

Other applications on the subject lands

These lands are also subject to the following applications (as of May 1, 2014):

For Zoning By-law Amendment: 177 & 185 Cross Avenue; 485 Argus Road (915643 Ontario Inc.), File No. Z.1614.70;

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 can form part of the public record which may be released to the public. Questions about this collection should be directed to the records and freedom of information officer at 905-815-6053.

Dated at the Town of Oakville on May 7, 2014