Residents invited to discussion to help reimagine Midtown Oakville

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Published October 5, 2023 at 10:44 am

Midtown Oakville livable community information session
The town is hosting a public information session later this month about Midtown Oakville, a 103-hectare underdeveloped area surrounding the Oakville GO Station that’s set to be reimagined as a livable, connected, and mixed-use community. TOWN OF OAKVILLE IMAGE

The 103-hectare undeveloped area around the Oakville Go Station is set to undergo major growth and here’s a chance for the public to share their thoughts and help shape its future.

The town, after extensive research and review, is inviting residents for an evening of conversation with the Midtown Oakville Project Team to discuss what’s possible for the area that’s set to be reimagined as a livable, connected, and mixed-use community.

The public information session will take place Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakville Town Hall South Atrium.

Residents can go to any of the four interactive booths that will be set up to get their key questions answered about the development project.

“This is an exciting step forward for the town as we look to reimagine what’s possible for Midtown Oakville,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Council, our dedicated town staff, and I rely on public input when we develop our by-laws, our policies, and our plans.

“With this event, we want to engage residents, and discuss how together we can evolve the space into a vibrant, walkable, and future-ready community.”

To help spark ideas, there will be a series of presentations about how Oakville can grow together: an educational keynote; an outline of Midtown Oakville’s existing conditions and the current vision and planning process for the project; and a moderated a moderated Q&A about the opportunities and challenges facing Midtown Oakville growth.

Midtown Oakville is an area of approximately 200 football fields that is located around the Oakville Go Station. It’s bound by the QEW/Highway 403 to the north, Cornwall Rd. to the east, Sixteen Mile Creek to the west, and Chartwell Rd. to the south.

The project has the potential to offer more options for diverse and affordable housing, better connectivity to the rest of Oakville through pedestrian, cycling, transit, and street networks, additional parks, and open spaces, as well as more community amenities and the enhanced infrastructure that is needed to support growth.

Those interested in attending are asked to register here.

For more information about Midtown Oakville, visit oakville.ca/midtown

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