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Towne Square Redevelopment

As part of our plan to revitalize Oakville’s historic downtown, the town is redesigning Towne Square, a small but unique public space located at 210 Lakeshore Road. 

Towne Square is an important space for the business community and residents. Building on the work done on the downtown streetscape design, a new design for Towne Square will enhance the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and provide more opportunities for public events.

Help us redesign Towne Square

New public feedback options!

Drop by our tent in Towne Square to view preliminary design concepts (pdf) and share your feedback.

  • Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note: Although not shown in all images, a section of grass can be incorporated into all preliminary design concepts.

Image of Towne Square in downtown Oakville.

Image of Towne Square in downtown Oakville.

Public Consultation Meeting – June 28, 2018

NAK Design, the consulting firm hired by the town to work on the Town Square redevelopment project, presented preliminary design concepts at a public meeting held at the Oakville Club.

Plans/design concepts

Towne Square Public Meeting Panels – June 28, 2018 (pdf)
Concept Drawings (pdf)
Comment Sheet (pdf)

For more information

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Oakville boutique celebrates all things ‘Made in Canada’

Learn a new skill and go home with something handmade this summer

When isn’t Dove + Arrow boutique (131 Lakeshore Road East) hosting experiential pop-up events? This summer is no exception, for the months of July and August, in addition to shopping for quality handmade goods, the space will open its doors to DIY enthusiasts looking for fun and interactive experiences right in the heart of downtown Oakville.

When the boutique opened last year, “I wanted to help people who are making things in Ontario connect with the community,” says owner, Iva Ouzonova.  To that end, her mission has since the beginning been to support local makers and make it easy for people who love to shop local to do so year-round.

Dove + Arrow is dedicated exclusively to handmade in Canada. From unique jewellery to small housewares, apothecary to prints and stationery, it is a thoughtfully curated collection of beautifully crafted wares from across the country.

Specializing in gifts and gift boxes – both pre-selected and custom-made, and DIY experiential workshops – Dove + Arrow is a great place to get a housewarming or bridesmaid gift, a unique souvenir, or something for that hard-to-shop-for someone.

What’s more this summer, you can stop by to shop, enjoy treats, learn a new skill, and go home with something handmade.

Confirmed schedule for July:

JUL 5 Thu 6:30 PM: Custom Make 2 Mala Bracelets
JUL 6 Fri 6:30 PM: Hand Stamp Your Own Cuff Bracelet
JUL 13 Fri 6:00 PM: Midnight Madness in Downtown Oakville
JUL 15 Sun 10:30 AM: Paint Your Own Furniture (Fusion Paint)
JUL 20 Fri 6:30 PM: Custom Lettering on Wood Plank
JUL 21 Sat 9:30 AM: Create a Farm House Clock
JUL 27 Fri 6:30 PM: Essential Oils 101

Limited spaces available for workshops. All prices include material. Reservations can be made online at www.doveandarrowshop.com.

August schedule will be released soon.

New Animal Control By-law, effective June 4, 2018

The town has updated its animal control by-law. In March 2017, town staff held a public consultation meeting to discuss various topics relating to animal control, licensing, standards of care, protective care and enforcement. Staff presented a report and draft by-law to the Community Services Committee on January 22, 2018 and to Council on January 29, 2018. Council requested staff to amend the proposed by-law and to report back in March 2018. Council approved the by-law in April 2018.

Animal control services

Animal control services, including the enforcement of the animal control by-law, are provided by the Oakville & Milton Humane Society. Animal control services include:

  • Pick up of stray animals
  • Removal of dead wildlife on town property including town roads
  • Removal of dead animals on regional roads
  • Enforcement of leash requirements
  • Investigating animal welfare concerns
  • Responding to biting and aggressive dog concerns

Oakville Town Council appoints Peter Longo as Ward 4 Town Councillor

At a special meeting of Council last night, Peter Longo was appointed as the new Ward 4 Town Councillor. The appointment is effective immediately and Councillor Longo will remain in office until November 30, the end of the current Council term. Councillor Longo was also appointed to the Administrative Services Committee and will attend the May 22 meeting.

Councillor Longo, a 16-year resident of Oakville, is the current chair of the Halton Region Natural Heritage Advisory Committee, past chair of the regional Ecological and Environmental Advisory Committee and was a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for Official Plan Amendment 198. He holds a Masters in Environmental Studies (M.E.S.), Environmental Planning from York University and has over 22 years of experience in the health care, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries. Continue reading Oakville Town Council appoints Peter Longo as Ward 4 Town Councillor

Community Spirit Awards – Nominate a Community Champion today!

We’re looking for Oakville’s shining stars! Every year Oakville residents spend countless hours volunteering their time to make our town a better place to live, work and play. We want to hear about these outstanding individuals and groups, share their stories, and celebrate their success.

Nominations are now open for the 17th Annual Community Spirit Awards recognizing outstanding individuals, groups and businesses. Nomination forms are available at all town recreation facilities, Town Hall and Oakville Public Library branches, or complete the online 2018 Community Spirit Awards nomination form. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, April 16 at 4 p.m. in the following award categories:

Award Categories

Access Award – sponsored by Access Abilities

Recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses or organizations that have made or are making a significant or ongoing voluntary contribution, beyond legislated requirements, to the well-being and advancement of people with disabilities.

Arts Award – sponsored by The Oakville Beaver

Recognizes an individual or organization that, through their volunteerism, has contributed to nurturing and enhancing the arts in Oakville.

Group Volunteer Award – sponsored by the Town of Oakville

Recognizes a group of three or more individuals who have come together to volunteer their time toward a shared goal/activity or event involving leadership, innovation and creativity. Activities or events can benefit all ages.

Heritage Award – sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada

Recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Oakville by aiding in the preservation and celebration of Oakville’s natural, built or cultural heritage.

Individual Volunteer Award – Sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant

Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution towards improving the well-being of Oakville residents of any age group.

Senior Award – sponsored by Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence

Recognizes a senior individual or group (65 years and older) that has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the Oakville community.

Youth Award – sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Recognizes a youth individual or group (18 years and under) that has made positive contributions towards enriching Oakville’s quality of life. Continue reading Community Spirit Awards – Nominate a Community Champion today!