Mayor Rob Burton
Ward 3 Regional Councillor Dave Gittings
Ward 3 Town Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall
Downtown Business Improvement Area Executive Director Adrienne Gordon
Midtown and other developments - proposed and under way
Impact of Covid-19 on the Town's plans
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Many of you use the Annual Meeting as an opportunity to join or renew your TCRA membership. As that will not be possible again this year, if you have not yet renewed your membership, we encourage you to do so now. We depend on the $25 membership fee per household to fund TCRA’s work. Click here to view and download a membership form with instructions for completion and payment .
Everyone who has renewed their membership since November 1st 2020 and who renews prior to April 14th 2021, will go into a draw to win a $25 gift card for the store of their choice downtown. Winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting.
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2 March 2021. 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 could lead to unconstrained development throughout the Town. Click here for details.
3 April 2021. As part of the Regional Official Plan Review, currently underway, planners are struggling with how to limit further urban sprawl within Halton. A Wickipedia summary of the issues can be found here. The Halton Environmental Network held a webinar on the subject on March 29. Three local experts discuss experience in Ontario.
29 March 2021. Oakville's Official Plan, Livable Oakville, identifies the area around the the Oakville GO Station as the primary area for intensification in Oakville through to 2051. The Plan for the area will be amended to bring it into line with recent Provincial Policy revisions. An excellent overview of the amendments contemplated was presented to Council on March 22 . Click here for a Youtube video of the presentation. For more information, click here for the Midtown Review page on the Town website.
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.
28 March 2021. Oakville and Halton Region’s numbers are rising again due, in part, to the more contagious new variants of the virus. Vaccination is now available to the public, with people born in 1951 or earlier able to book appointments through the Halton's Online Booking System (it is really slick!). Click here for an Oakville News update.
12 April 2021 - Over 55 concerned residents attended the public information session on April 6th. Batory Urban Planning shared their plans for an 8-story apartment complex. A building double the height of the existing structure, set amongst single family homes, some of them with heritage designation. Next steps and additional details to follow. Click here for more information.
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.
7 February 2021. The owners of the old Medical Arts Building at 358 Reynolds have proposed replacing it with a 3-storey condo apartment building comprised of 14 apartments. Details of the proposal and the Town’s staff report can be found here. Amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning are required. Neighbours and the TCRA oppose elements of the proposal. The Town has deferred the amendments, pending further investigation. The owners have appealed the matter to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal for resolution. Stay tuned!
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.