Oakville town square redesign moves forward

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Oakville town square redesign moves forward
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On June 28th Town Council presented preliminary design concepts for the town square redesign at a public meeting held at the Oakville Club. For these designs, the town retained a consulting firm responsible for the creation of successfully transformed squares.

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Option A-1; Image Credit: Town of Oakville

There are 3 unique designs with variations on each featured on the town’s website. Each design increases the flat surface space. The flat space could either be a solid surface or a surface with some grass. Also, the designs include water features, trees and planters.

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Option A-2; Image Credit: Town of Oakville

The town square did not always exist as it does today. George Street actually continued through to Robinson. George Street closed in the late 80’s to create the current town square. Minor changes occurred over the years.

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Option B; Image Credit: Town of Oakville

Since the town’s streetscape will change over the next two years, it provides the perfect opportunity to redesign the town square. The town will display the designs, so that you can give advice.

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Option C; Image Credit: Town of Oakville

Town square redesign community input dates and times

  1. Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  2. Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  3. Tuesday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Phase one starts in 2019. It is the first phase of two that changes the streetscape of downtown Oakville. The first phase will start at Navy Street and end  at Dunn. It is during the first phase that the town square redesign will take place. In 2020 phase two will begin. It starts at Dunn Street and ends at Allan Street.

Each phase completes before Christmas. This allows merchants, cafes and restaurants to run without interruption during the busiest season of the year.

It is not the first time Downtown Oakville has seen major changes, nor will it likely be the last. Let’s make sure that the town’s square continues as a vibrant and dynamic place for all residents, as well as create a healthy environment for businesses to thrive. Here is your chance to voice your opinion about the town square redesign.

Children playing on the grass, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and a regular stage for entertainers are just a few of the activities that take place on the square. It is an important part of Downtown Oakville.

Find more information at Oakville.ca


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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Linda Gale says:

    I really like option #2 as long as there
    Is additional seating.

  2. Kevin M says:

    wow they’re not making this decision easy. Great designs. I think I prefer A-1 or A-2.

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