New development would include mobility hub
Today, the Oakville GO station’s dominant feature is a vast expanse of paved parking.
But Oakville is already moving to transform that land into a vibrant work-live neighbourhood that could attract between 20,000 and 30,000 people to the area south of the QEW near Trafalgar Road.
The vision for the Midtown Oakville area includes offices, light industry, homes, walking and cycling trails and, at its heart, access to local transit, GO service and bus rapid transit.
Oakville is even considering relocating its town hall to Midtown from the current location north of the QEW.
"The stars, the moon and the planets have all lined up on this," said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, adding 13 months of consultations have wrought nothing but praise for the planned development.
"This is absolutely a place that is ripe for land use and transportation," said Joe Berridge, a transportation consultant developing a business plan for Midtown.
He is the same expert who has been working with the province’s transportation planning agency, Metrolinx, on a proposal to put mobility hubs throughout Halton Region.
- In places like Oakville, mobility hubs could be destinations in themselves, a neighbourhood where people work, live, meet and shop.