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 Midtown Oakville which is separated into five districts; Station, Trafalgar, Lyons, Chartwell, and Cornwall.
The intersection of Trafalgar Road and the QEW, along with the Oakville Go Station, are major entry points for the Town. This strategic location has led to plans for population and employment growth. There is an excess of underutilized land that will be used for the development of high density residential and employment uses.
Midtown Oakville is identified by the Ontario province as an urban growth centre. Some of changes to come to the area include the following:
- - A mix of residential, commercial, employment, civic, institutional, cultural and recreational uses, complemented by public open spaces and public art, to attract different users throughout the day
- - A transit supportive system that will accommodate the area by ensuring a pedestrian, cyclists, public transit, and private vehicles
- - Major office and institutional development will be directed to Midtown Oakville
- - The promotion of district energy facilities and sustainable building practices
- - A total population increase projected at 20,000 by 2031
- - Residential apartment building development in the vicinity of 16 Mile Creek and the Go Station