WELCOME TO BRONTE & WARD 1
"From its early beginnings as a shipping depot for wheat and lumber, to its importance as a fishing village and present role as a regional recreational marina, Bronte is a community defined by its strong ties to the Lake Ontario waterfront."
Bronte Historical Society
Bronte Village Residents Association
P.O. Box 60057
Hopedale Mall Post Office
Oakville, ON L6L 6R4
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
Bronte Pier & Harbour
Bronte Yacht Club
Bronte Creek Provincial Park & Campground
Shell Park& Skate Park
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
South Shell Park & Beach
Leashless Dog Park (WOOF)
Cineplex Cinemas Oakville & VIP
WARD 1 EVENTS
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Halton Region Official Plan Review
Public Information Meeting - Oakville
The Regional Official Plan (ROP) has policies that guide how Halton grows and develops and focuses on four key policy areas:
Halton Region has outlined 5 growth concepts which will be evaluated along 4 themes, with public input and planning recommendations on how Halton should grow over the next 30 years.
Halton Region is hosting 6 public information meetings and the Oakville meeting was held on May 13th and had approximately 150 attendees.
The representation of attendees was 67% residents, 8% community groups, 8% businesses, 11% developers & 7% local municipal partners.
Concept 3B had the highest support, where employment and residential area growth is accommodated through a shift toward mixed-use development within no greenfield expansion and emphasis on climate resiliency and food security.
The next region-wide virtual public meeting is June 29th, 2021 7 pm and you have until July 15th, 2021 to submit your comments online. You can also learn more and address your questions directly at the BVRA virtual AGM on May 27th, 2021 where Curt Benson, Halton Region Director of Planning will be a featured speaker.
% of Votes
% of Votes after Breakout Session
Concept 4 - 50% Densification
Concept 3B - 80% Densification
Concept 3A - 80% Densification
Concept 2 - 70% Densification
Concept 1 - 60% Densification
Halton Region Official Plan Review (ROPA)
Halton Region is reviewing the Regional Official Plan, which guides the land-use decisions to ensure new development meets our community’s needs today and in the years ahead.
The review will also ensure that the Region accommodates growth to 2051, as required by the Provincial Growth Plan (2019), and remains responsive to changing social, economic, and demographic conditions. The Regional Official Plan shapes how and where the region grows, and your input is valuable as we make these decisions for our community!
Our voices need to be heard!
Take the short questionnaire by May 28, 2021
Learn more about the Growth Concepts
Join a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC)
The deadline for public input is July 15th, 2021
If you would like to understand more about ROPA and the growth concepts outlined by Regional planning staff, you can view the Planning Development Council Meeting and the relevant section starts at 2:53:15
Vogue (Wycliffe) Ltd filed a development application for 27 condo townhouses and 8 semi-detached houses in November 2018 effectively looking to impose medium-high density in a low-density residential neighbourhood. The area is currently zoned for 17 units; single or semi-detached. The community delegated against this proposal in January 2020. Mayor Burton questioned ¨How is this not over-development?¨ The developer appealed the application to the OMB citing no decision from the municipality by the mandated deadline. The LPAT hearing was held on April 19 - 20, 2021.
The Tribunal Member has ruled in favour of a zoning amendment as a result of a deal between the Town of Oakville, Halton Region and the developer that allows medium density in a low-density stable neighbourhood.
The BVRA is disappointed as this decision has set a precedent. A key outcome of the LPAT process was the elastic interpretation and application of the RL8 zoning by-law that would allow for 3 stories in a predominately 2 storey neighbourhood and maximum built form of semi-detached at 3600 sq feet where single-detached homes average 2200 sq feet. In addition, front and side setbacks detract from the existing character of the neighbourhood and the town has allowed an easement from Lakeshore Road West without any tangible benefits to the community.
The BVRA will remain active as this application now proceeds to the site plan process and supports the efforts of a group of neighbours who participated as a party in the LPAT hearing and continue to seek concessions that allow for a gentle transition from adjacent homes.
It is crucial to email Members of Council to uphold the Livable Oakville Plan and Zoning By-laws in a consistent and transparent manner. Go to our Petition page to send your email to Members of Council and help stop the threat to stable residential neighbourhoods. More information on our Current Issues page.
Lake & East Condo Development
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Province guts Conservation Authorities through Schedule 6 of Bill 229
The BVRA wrote a letter to the Province and Standing Committee along with We Love Oakville strongly opposing Schedule 6 of Bill 229 which seeks to greatly curtail the mandate of conservation authorities & as a result put Ontarians at risk who rely on these services to ensure access to safe drinking water, no development on or along watersheds or wetlands, and the preservation of the
Natural Heritage Systems and water resources.
Despite overwhelming pubic opposition, the bill received Royal Assent on December 7th, 2020 and regulations supporting the bill are slated for 2021.
Click pdf icon to read letter to the Province
320 Bronte Road Development
The development application for 28 townhouses and 2 detached dwellings was refused by Council in August 2019 and awaiting special review of a revised application in 2020.
Bronte Village Mall Redevelopment
The Bronte Village Mall is being redeveloped by Crombie REIT and is slated to be complete in 2021. The first phase of redevelopment includes 2 luxury rental towers anchored by Sobeys and Rexall. Sobeys closed down in November 2020 and is to be replaced by Farm Boy. Please address any issues during the construction phase to the by-law department at the Town of Oakville
Please visit our Ward 1 Development page to access more information concerning development applications within Ward 1.