The Downtown Oakville Business Improvement Area oversees the six city blocks along Lakeshore Road East from the Oakville Harbour to Allan Street, and is home to over 400 businesses, truly a fascinating heritage, art and entertainment destination.
Downtown Oakville’s fine collection of boutique retail includes art galleries, restaurants, gourmet food purveyors, high style fashion & design houses, health and wellness centres, and offers the savvy shopper quality brands and exceptional service. The area is also home to a myriad of professional services, from banking and finance to real estate and renovation & construction.
In 2019, Downtown Oakville will host a number of events, including the annual Sidewalk Sale, Midnight Madness, Tiny Tots on Parade and the Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Lakeshore road reconstruction and streetscape project
The reconstruction of Lakeshore Road in downtown Oakville is scheduled to begin this spring and will be completed in two phases over a two-year period. In advance of the reconstruction, Union Gas will be installing a new gas line on each side of Lakeshore Road beginning on March 12. Work will begin at Navy Street, end at Dunn Street and be completed by the end of April.
Phase 1: Navy Street – Dunn Street: April – November 2019
Phase 2: Dunn Street – Allan Street: April – November 2020
During the Lakeshore Road reconstruction, Council has approved a parking program to help attract customers and visitors to downtown Oakville.
First hour free parking with Honk
Use the promo code DOWNTOWN in the Honk Mobile App to get your first hour of parking free at a metered space or in a municipal parking lot in downtown Oakville.
Free weekend parking
Parking at a metered space or in a municipal parking lot has always been free on Sundays and holidays. During the reconstruction, parking at a metered space or in a municipal parking lot will also be free on Saturdays.
New municipal parking lot F
The former fire hall lot at the corner of Randall Street and Navy Street will be converted into a temporary parking lot to provide more parking options for visitors, customers and employees in downtown Oakville.
More on-street parking spaces
When Lakeshore Road is closed for construction, the side streets in the immediate blocks become temporary dead end streets. These streets will be converted to create more parking spaces by providing perpendicular parking along on side of the street. This will create more parking spaces for convenient access to the stores, restaurants and businesses near the road closure.
Ongoing parking programs
Parking will continue to be provided for visitors, customers and employees throughout downtown Oakville during the Lakeshore Road reconstruction project. Parking at the on-street metered spaces and in the municipal parking lots is free after 6 pm and all day on Sundays and holidays.
Pay with your phone
With the free Honk Mobile app, you can easily search, pay for and top up parking from a phone, tablet or computer. This payment option is easy and quick to use so you can get to where you want to go!
Set up is simple:
For more information about the reconstruction, visit www.oakville.ca.