The Trafalgar-Chartwell Residents’ Association is seeking volunteers to fill two vacant positions on its Board of Directors: Director, Community Relations and Director, Development. Volunteers should be residents of the TCRA neighbourhood (QEW to Lakeshore, Chartwell to the 16 Mile Creek) and able to volunteer approximately 3 days a month to TCRA affairs. Relevant experience is not necessary (volunteers typically learn the work over time, with help from fellow directors) but ownership of a computer and moderate capability with it are desirable. If you are interested and would like to help us, PLEASE click here for more information!
25 November 2020. Redevelopment of the Glen Abbey Golf Course into a whole new community of over 3,000 housing units is proposed, notwithstanding strong opposition from the Town and Region. If approved through the appeals' process, a precedent will be set which will render our official plans meaningless and lead to unconstrained development throughout the Town. Click here for details.
29 January 2021. Ontario Bill 229, the “Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act”, is now law. It curtails the mandate of conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities help protect our sources of fresh water. Click here for details.
25 January 2021. Oakville will establish a 40 km/h speed limit on all local and minor collector roads across the town. Click here for details.
29 January 2021. The planned Amazon Distribution Centre at the north-west corner of Ford Drive and Cornwall is going ahead. Click here for details.
25 February 2021. Our sister residents’ association, the Bronte Village Residents Association (BVRA), is fighting a proposal to build 35 housing units on the site of the former Cudmore’s Garden Centre on Lakeshore Road at the western edge of Oakville, just beyond Bronte Harbour. Council supports the proposal. The BVRA is asking residents across Oakville to sign a petition asking Council to reconsider. Click here for more information.
29 January 2021. Oakville and Halton Region’s numbers continue to move in the right direction. Long-term Care residents in Halton have received the first dose of vaccine. Click here for an Oakville News update.
22 February 2021. This magnificent snow fort has just been built by Jack and his brother William. But where's the ammunition?! And did they get a permit?
5 November 2020. Development of a 12-storey, mixed-use residential/commercial building is proposed for a block consisting of 3 lots which together face Navy Street and Centennial Square and run between Randall and Church. The TCRA supports the project in principle but has reservations about some details. Click here for details.
5 October 2020. The proposal to replace the old Medical Arts Building at 358 Reynolds (corner of Reynolds and Macdonald) with a 3-storey condo apartment building comprised of 14 apartments came before the Planning and Development Council today in the statutory public meeting step. TCRA delegated at the meeting in opposition to the proposal. The next step is for the owner to respond to the public input and Council's concerns. Click here for minutes of the meeting.
19 July 2020. First Capital, owner of the Olde Oakville Market Place, proposes a change to the Oakville Official Plan, and a zoning change, to allow two mixed-use high-rise towers to be built on the land at the north-east corner of Cornwall and Trafalgar. Click here for details.
3 November 2020. The new Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre and Neighbourhood Park are ready! They are so beautiful! Our congratulations to everyone responsible - our Mayor, our councillors, the Town Staff, all who worked on the project - and the community activists throughout Ward 3 who lobbied for years for this! Click here for details and information.
26 November 2020. Lakeshore East reconstruction is complete! Congratulations to all concerned on a job very well done! Click here for details.
21 October 2020. Plans for the former hospital site are for it to be used for residential housing, seniors’ housing, a new community centre (now finished and open), and a new park (also now open). Click here for details.
8 November 2020. The Town has been unsuccessful in securing a federal grant for repurposing the old Oakville Trafalgar High School building as the permanent home of the Oakville Galleries' renowned art collection. However, Mayor Burton is committed to the preservation of this important heritage building which has played such an important role in Oakville's history. Click here for details.
7 November 2020. An 8-storey condo is proposed for 109 Reynolds (the old Ward Funeral Home site at Church and Reynolds). A Zoning By-law amendment has been passed and the project is now in the detailed design phase ("site planning"). Click here for details.