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February 21, 2019

The following is included in the latest email update from Dave Gittings and Janet Haslett-Theall:

"As your municipal representatives, we have received an incredible amount of feedback from residents concerned by the provincial government considering plans to amalgamate Oakville, Milton, Burlington & Halton Hills into the city of Halton. We are sharing the message below in an effort to provide information and to allow you to have your voices heard."

In January, the Provincial government announced a review of Regional Governments, including Halton's, hoping to find efficiencies in Amalgamation. A group of community leaders from the Town's Residents Associations have formed a group to fight any p...

September 28, 2018

Commissioner Jane Clohecy provided the following update. 

Recently, we’ve received a number of public inquiries about the status of the former Brantwood School and I wanted to provide you with an update on Council’s direction regarding the sale of the property.

In 2017, Council directed staff to move ahead with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale of this property that would be in keeping to the Council-approved concept plan that sees:

  • development of seven detached residential lots fronting onto Douglas Avenue

  • relocation of the playground to the corner of Douglas Avenue and Palmer Avenue

  • retention of the historic portion of Brantwood School, if feasible, for a residential c...

September 18, 2018

Elections for Oakville Mayor and Town Councillors will take place on October 22nd. Election information is available at online here. To help you prepare for your vote, the combined Residents' Associations for Ward 3 are jointly planning an All Candidates Meeting:

October 10th at

Oakville Trafalgar High School
7pm doors open, meeting starts 7:30pm

Please mark your calendars for this event and come and hear candidates' positions and insights. In advance of the meeting we will be collecting questions. Below is a list of suggested issues of concern, to give you some ideas. If you have ideas or questions please email them to oakvillelakesidera@gmail.com.

Downtown Issues

  • Town square refurbishm...

July 14, 2018

Hope all are enjoying the beautiful summer. We do need to interrupt and draw your attention to the re-development of the Town Square at George Street and Lakeshore Road East. You will find all the information on what's happening here.  The Town has presented some concepts that were developed by consultants here

OLRA has some major concerns with these concepts (see below) and we need your input and assistance in order to get this right. The current Town Square has done a great job for the last 30 years and we need to make sure that the new version is up to the same standard and does not go in the wrong direction.

Have your voice heard:

1) Drop by the tent in Town Square to view the desi...

July 10, 2018

Neighbours from the Oakville Lakeside area got together on June 23rd, 2018 for the annual OLRA sponsored Garden Party. Special Thank You to Cath and Len Sparling who were our hosts this year and their garden was spectacular! 

Despite rain earlier in the day, the afternoon was  beautiful and the company was terrific. Quite a success!

Awesome pictures by Kelsey Mason - take a look here!  

April 30, 2018

Mark you calendars for two important OLRA dates:

OLRA Annual General Meeting

May 23rd at 7pm 

at the Oakville Club 

OLRA Summer Garden Party 

June 23rd at 4pm 

email Anya at anyacowan@yahoo.ca for tickets or pick them up at the May 23rd AGM. 

April 15, 2018

Please join the OLRA to pitch-in at the 27th annual Earth Week Clean Up of our waterfront parks in Old Oakville organized by the Oakville Peace Centre. We will be doing a clean-up at Lakeside Park, Dingle Park and along the Waterfront Trail. Also watch for the Earth Week Clean-up flyer which we will distribute in the week prior to the clean-up.

April 21, 9:00am-11:00am
Meeting Place: Erchless Musuem, 8 Navy Street

For more information see this link or  contact George Niblock at 416-567-9816

September 24, 2017

Planning and Development Council Meeting - September 26th


Update courtesy of Allan Elgar, Ward 4 Regional and Town Councillor

On September 26th Council will be considering three significant reports that will define the future growth of our community. Reports on Urban Structure and Cultural Heritage are town-wide and set the context that will guide Council decision-making on all growth matters. The Urban Structure report sets the vision on how the town will look in 100 years by defining what we protect, and where and how we grow. The Cultural Heritage report enhances the level of protection for cultural heritage in our Livable Oakville Official Plan. 

The third report on the agenda has r...

June 30, 2017

Neighbours from the Oakville Lakeside area got together on June 24th, 2017 for the annual OLRA sponsored garden party. Guests dresses in red and white to celebrate the upcoming 150th celebration of Canada Day. Especially well dressed were hosts Patti and Chris Stoate. 

The day was beautiful and the company was terrific. Quite a success!

Take a look at all the pictures here!

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