Category Archives: Town of Oakville

Oakville named ‘Best Place to Live in Canada’ by MoneySense Magazine

Town gets high marks for access to education, a good job market and a welcoming place for new Canadians

In a ranking of 415 cities, towns and villages, MoneySense Magazine has named the Town of Oakville as the best place to live in Canada. The online magazine’s rankings are based on the economy, affordability, safety and culture of each municipality, as well as access to health care services, transit and schools.

“Council is extremely proud our town is being recognized on the national stage,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Being named the No. 1 Best Place to Live in Canada is an honour we – residents, town staff and Council – have truly earned together as a community.”

This makes five years in a row that Oakville has made it into the top 20 best places to live, and residents who call Oakville home know what makes the town such a great place in which to work, live and play. Here’s why MoneySense says Oakville takes the top spot:

  • Oakville residents enjoy access to Toronto’s strong job market while maintaining the benefits of a smaller town feel
  • It is prosperous, but affordable
  • It is safe, yet easy to get around
  • It has the type of weather that draws you outdoors to its numerous parks, trails and bike paths

In addition to placing first overall, Oakville scored high in a number of other categories including best city for new Canadians (first place), best city to retire (third place) and best city to raise a family (fifth place).

For more information on the services and programs that make Oakville a great community, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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

ServiceOakville
tel: 905-845-6601
TTY: 905-338-4200
service@oakville.ca

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!