Midtown Oakville is one of 25 designated Urban Growth Centers in Ontario, in this case located around the Oakville GO station. The planning estimates for this high density residential and employment area is for approximately 20,000 residents and jobs by 2031, and 50,000 by 2051.
There are many parallel planning activities currently in progress, with the goal of developing a fresh Official Plan Amendment (OPA) for Midtown by the end of 2023.
Several development proposals have already been submitted for Midtown land parcels, two of which have been referred to the Ontario Land Tribunal for decision.
It is expected that infrastructure construction will begin in late 2024.
Midtown Oakville is being planned as an urban community where people are able to live, work, and play in walkable, mixed-use neighbourhoods, connected to the rest of Oakville by pedestrian, cycling, transit and street networks. It is to be a self-sufficient urban community with tall buildings, open spaces, recreational and retail amenities. Click here for details on Council's vision and the planning process.
TCRA expects that the development of Midtown Oakville will bring the biggest change to our neighbourhood that most of us have ever experienced. We fully accept and support the need to stop urban sprawl as Ontario's population grows. We fully accept and support the population growth envisaged for Midtown. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that the Vision is realized, and that Midtown does not negatively impact quality of life and property values in the existing residential neighbourhoods surrounding it. To that end, TCRA is working closely with Council, Town Staff and the Town's consultants to provide residents' feedback as planning proceeds. Click on 'Position Papers' on the drop-down menu in the header above for access to recent TCRA positions on Midtown.
Meanwhile, Ward 3 Councillors Janet Haslett-Theal and Dave Gittings are working hard to engage the public in the planning for Midtown, both to ensure public input and to ensure that as many Oakville residents as possible are aware of and prepared for the development of Midtown. Click here for their dedicated Midtown Oakville website, full of news and useful information.