Town to recommence public consultation on furniture options for downtown Oakville

Be sure to have your say this fall

Town Council passed a motion on July 25, 2016, directing staff to recommence a public engagement process this fall with traditional, classical and contemporary furniture options — streetlights, benches, bike rings and bollards — for the Lakeshore Road East Reconstruction and Streetscape Project. The motion also called on staff to develop options for Lakeshore Road that would provide, in whole or in part, a flexible (curbless) street. Staff are expected to report back on both items in early 2017. In the meantime, staff will move forward with incorporating the garbage/recycling stations as well as the granite pavers and curbs into the streetscape design as presented to the public this past March and June.

“Engaging with the public is always vital. In this case, Council believes the streetscape design will be a key factor in the success of downtown Oakville as a social, cultural and economic hub” said Mayor Burton. “That’s why we’ve asked staff to seek additional public input on this issue before we come to a decision.”

Following extensive public consultation through the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS) a contemporary theme was chosen in 2015, over traditional and classical, to complement the historic buildings in the streetscape yet remain a reflection of the current time. However, when specific contemporary furniture pieces were presented to the public this past March and June there was significant concern and opposition about the theme choice. Desire to maximize a flexible (curbless) design of the Lakeshore Road East configuration was also discussed at these meetings as a topic for consideration.

Once finalized, the new streetscape materials and furnishing are expected to be used as part of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project slated to start in 2019, and for other streets in downtown Oakville as they are reconstructed in the future. The new curbs and pavers will be included when the town undertakes to rehabilitate the Lakeshore Road Bridge at Sixteen Mile Creek starting in early 2017, including the roadway approaches between Navy Street and Forsythe Street. Continue reading Town to recommence public consultation on furniture options for downtown Oakville

2016 RBC Canadian Open

The Town of Oakville is happy to welcome the RBC Canadian Open back to the Glen Abbey Golf Club, July 18 to 24, 2016.

Tickets and spectator information

Please visit the 2016 RBC Canadian Open website for more details including volunteering and how to purchase tickets.

Get important helpful hints on the RBC Canadian Open spectator information page

Road and sidewalk closures/restrictions

The 2016 RBC Canadian Open will require some traffic lanes and sidewalks to be closed along sections of Dorval Drive and Upper Middle Road in order to stage spectator and shuttle entry to and from the Glen Abbey Golf Course. Review the 2016 RBC Canadian Open road and sidewalk closures/restrictions public notice page for more information.

Free, secure bike parking

Ditch the car and ride your bike to the Open! Cycling to the RBC Canadian Open is super easy and hassle-free! You can safely store your bike at the secure bike valet right across from the Glen Abbey Golf Course at the corner of Dorval Drive and Old Abbey lane, and it is free to those visiting the 2016 RBC Canadian Open. The area will be supervised from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the 5 kilometre run on July 16 and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the tournament.

Calling all volunteers!

Are you an avid golf fan, cycling enthusiast or enjoy helping the environment? If this sounds like you, why not volunteer at the RBC Canadian Open bike valet this summer! Due to the nature of this service, all we ask is that you are able to lift a standard bike (approximately 30 lbs) and of course be enthusiastic!

What are the perks?

By volunteering, not only are you protecting the environment by encouraging the reduction of CO2 emissions, you will also receive the following:

  • Hassle free, on-site volunteer bicycle parking!
  • A free Canadian Open pass to catch some of the action – to be used while on-site volunteering
  • Opportunity for students to receive high school volunteer hours!
  • A free stylish Oakville water bottle and/or bike bell.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please email canopenbike@gmail.com

Parking

The town will be enforcing temporary parking restrictions during the RBC Canadian Open from July 18 to 24, 2016 to ensure local traffic and emergency vehicles can move safely through the neighbourhood.

A number of streets around the Glen Abbey Golf Course will be temporarily signed, on both sides of the street, as no parking/tow-away zones starting July 18 and in effect from July 18-24, 2016.

To review the list of affected streets during the RBC Canadian Open, visit the 2016 RBC Canadian Open no parking/tow-away zones.

A limited number of parking permits will be approved for the residents in the areas where temporary signage has been posted. These permits will be available on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to approval by Parking Operations.  If you require a temporary permit please submit your request for temporary parking during the Canadian Open.

For parking enforcement, please call 905-845-6601.

Parking lots and shuttles

Find out about the RBC Canadian Open shuttles and parking lots.

Oakville Transit

Oakville Transit is operating as per its regular schedules during the 2016 RBC Canadian Open. Please visit the Oakville Transit website for schedule details.

Other useful information:

Oakville Tourism
GO Transit
Cycle Walk Map