The Walk to Fight Arthritis

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is happening in over 40 locations on June 4, 2017. The Walk has raised over $8 million to date in the last seven years and is hosted each year to spread awareness and promote understanding about arthritis. The funds raised during the Walk help to fund imperative scientific research and each dollar brings us one step closer to finding a cure.

Address: Lakeside Park, 2268 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga
Route Options: 1km and 5km
Registration Open: 9:00 a.m.
Walk Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Lori Riddell
Phone: 647.461.0743


Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

Energy Fair posterJoin us for the 11th annual the Oakville Conserves Energy Fair!

More than ever, we are bringing you the latest and greatest in renewable energy, electric vehicles, LED lighting, utilities management and more to explore.

Meet with energy efficiency experts to learn how you can save energy and money by making small and simple changes at home, work, and in your commute.

New features at the fair!

Interactive solar and wind displays from TREC Education – experience firsthand as renewable sunlight and wind are converted into green energy.

2017 Exhibitors

Golden Horseshoe Electric Vehicle Association
Halton Environmental Network
Halton Region Waste Management
Oakville Hydro
Plug ‘N Drive – electric vehicle test-driving
Solar Ontario
Town of Oakville – Environmental Policy
Town of Oakville – Fire Prevention
Union Gas
Impeco Inc.

If you wish to exhibit at the 2017 Energy Fair please complete the registration form and email it to

OakvilleGreen Community Garage Sale and Barbeque

OakvilleGreen will be hosting their annual community garage sale and barbeque outside in the parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Don’t miss out on all the great deals!

More information

If you would like more information or if you are interested in being an exhibitor at this year’s event please contact

OMB upholds Town’s Interim Control By-law regarding Glen Abbey

The Ontario Municipal Board has rejected ClubLink’s appeal by upholding the town’s Interim Control By-law (ICBL) and its one year extension, concluding that the ICBL was appropriate and necessary. The Board’s decision noted that the town’s ICBL was based on a legitimate planning rationale, was enacted in good faith, and was in conformity with the Region of Halton Official Plan and the Provincial Growth Plan.

“Council is very pleased that the Board recognized that the magnitude of the Glen Abbey proposal and its potential for impact on the community warrant further study,” Mayor Burton said. “Our Livable Oakville Official Plan specifically identifies suitable growth areas in order to protect the character of our stable residential neighbourhoods and Council looks forward to hearing the results of the town’s studies.”

The OMB’s decision ensures the town will have sufficient time to complete its studies on the Glen Abbey property. Staff will be reporting to Council over the next month on all three studies. Any further work directed by Council as a result of the studies is expected to be completed before the ICBL expires on February 1, 2018.

Upcoming meeting dates are:

  1. Urban Structure Review
  • Livable Oakville Subcommittee, Town Hall, May 15, 1 p.m.
  • Public information meeting, Town Hall, May 30, 7 p.m.
  • Planning and Development Council, Town Hall, June 12, 7 p.m.
  1. Cultural Heritage Landscapes
  • Phase 2 reports for the high priority sites, including Glen Abbey, went to Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee on April 25
  • Planning and Development Council, Town Hall, May 15, 7p.m.
  1. Land Use Economic and Impact Analysis
  • Planning and Development Council, Town Hall, June 12, 7 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend these upcoming meetings. To register as a delegate to speak at the Planning and Development Council meetings, please call 905-815-6015 or email by noon the day of the meeting.

The ICBL, originally passed on February 1, 2016 with a one-year extension, will now remain in effect up to January 31, 2018. Section 38 of the Planning Act (Ont.) permits a municipality to pass an ICBL for up to a year (with the right to extend the by-law for a further year) in order to complete a review or study of land use policies in the municipality.

For more information, review the summary of the decision on the Interim Control By-law page.

Private Tree Protection

The rules for removing trees on private property have changed. As of May 2, 2017, property owners must apply for a permit and on-site consultation before removing any tree that has a trunk measuring 15 cm or larger in diameter (5.9 inches in width).

Protecting our urban forest

The urban forest is made up of all the trees growing in Oakville, including town-owned street and park trees, trees in forested areas, as well as trees on private property.

We’ve strengthened our private tree protection by-law to help us preserve healthy trees and protect our community’s urban forest. If you’re making home or garden renovations, consider ways to make your trees part of your plan.

Need to remove a tree? You might need a permit. Fill out our simple online Private Tree Removal Permit Application and receive an on-site consultation from one of our tree inspectors.