Oakville’s 2022 annual report highlights major construction projects, focus on environment

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Oakville’s 2022 Annual Report was released this month, highlighting key achievements including construction of a new recreation and culture complex and outdoor amenities north of Neyagawa Boulevard and Dundas Street.

“The growth projected for Oakville over the next 30 years, assigned by the Provincial Government, ensures our continued prosperity,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “The ambitious immigration targets set by the Federal Government means that Oakville will keep welcoming the best and the brightest from around the world in the coming years.”

“Our community will have new facilities and new community infrastructure to keep up with growth.”

Another goal is to Our goal is to protect greenspace and promote environmentally sustainable practices.

“In the midst of a climate crisis, we’re working hard to facilitate Oakville’s transition to a low-carbon future and adapt to the impacts of a warming planet. At the same time, we’re protecting and expanding an incredible network of natural spaces,” the report states.

The 2022 Annual Report is available in a web page format following the town’s refresh of the Town of Oakville website, with easier navigation and more accessible features.

Some of the year’s highlights:

  • launching construction of a new recreation and culture complex and outdoor amenities
  • expanding recreational trails by 5 kilometres, new roadway active transportation (sidewalks and multi-use paths) by 25 kilometres, and parkland by 87 hectares
  • creating community safety zones at 11 new sites and completing traffic calming surveys on 22 streets
  • progressing on growth reviews for Midtown and preserving heritage through the restoration of the Coach House at the Oakville Museum
  • exploring deep energy retrofits and pre-feasibility studies for district energy systems, and expanding electric vehicle infrastructure by 16 dual charging stations

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