Proposed extensive changes to the Development Charges Act, the Ontario Heritage Act, and the Planning Act would all have significant and potentially negative implications for the town and its residents. That's the feedback Oakville is sending the provincial government regarding Bill 108 - the proposed More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.
"Bill 108 reverses previous legislation that was passed with all-Party support that stopped the Ontario Municipal Board from reversing sound Council-approved planning decisions," said Mayor Rob Burton. "We are requesting more consultation before the province takes any further steps regarding Bill 108."
The Bill seeks to amend 13 different statutes that seriously impact municipalities and land use planning processes.
Read more to discover the effects Bill 108 could have on our community and provide your feedback to the province today.
Plans to revitalize Oakville's historic downtown took another step forward when Council approved the design for Towne Square this week. Towne Square is over 30 years old and Lakeshore Road reconstruction is underway. Now is the perfect time to refresh this important gathering place. Thanks to public input, the new design will enhance the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and provide more opportunities for public events.
Residents are reminded to use caution around creeks, ponds and the lake where localized flooding and shoreline erosion have created dangerous conditions. We have closed a number of areas due to high lake levels and flooding for your safety. We continue to post information online and on our social media channels. Please stay informed, respect the closure signs, and stay safe!
We're excited to announce that the Town of Oakville now has an official Instagram account. Our team has been working on this for a while and we're excited to share it with you. Follow us for photos and stories from around the town, important news and info about fun, local activities.