Future of Oakville: Bronte Village

By: Nate Van Beilen

Future of Oakville: Bronte Village

Tags: Bronte Village, Oakville, Development, Village Character, Lakeshore

The town of Oakville has published numerous documents outlining longer term plans for the future of Oakville. This post will focus on Oakville’s plans for the Bronte Village which is the area where Bronte River reaches Lake Ontario. Bronte Village retains the character of a village since its early days as a fishing village.

The plans for Bronte Village indicate an intensification of growth that will be managed according to residential needs forecasted by the Town of Oakville, and maintaining a village character. Some of the major points of the plan include the following:

- Ensuring high quality urban design that complements and contributes to the historic character of Bronte Village.

- Promoting a predominately low-rise and pedestrian-oriented built form along Lakeshore Road West, Bronte Road and Jones Street. Retail development will also predominantly occur on these roads

- Developing a community gathering space in the vicinity of Lakeshore Road West and Jones Street 

- A youth centre and public library are intended to be developed within the district

- Through the development process, pedestrian and cycling amenities within Bronte Village are to be enhanced, including improved connectivity to, and within, the waterfront and harbour

- A mix of approximately 950 new residential units and 2,000 square metres of new commercial space will be made available. An estimated 900 jobs will be created in the area

For a more detailed breakdown of Bronte Village plans, please visit the Oakville Website. Stay tuned for more Future of Oakville Posts.
Other Future of Oakville Posts include: Midtown Oakville, Uptown Core, and Kerr Village
Photo Courtesy of Alex Krasavtsev