How can we reach you?

The Town of Oakville interacts with the community in various ways on hundreds of projects, studies, initiatives, services and programs every year. Whether we’re letting you know about plans to create a new parkette, looking for public feedback on a road improvement study or ways to enhance your experience at our community and cultural facilities …we want to hear from you.

Some of the ways we reach you includes:


  • Posting updates on our website

  • Social media (Twitter and Facebook page)

  • Oakville e-newsletter

  • Oakville mobile app

  • Advertisements in the Oakville Beaver newspaper

  • Let’s Talk Oakville newsletter

  • Face-to-face meetings

  • Mobile signs

We are updating our Public Engagement Guide that lists these ways and many more but we want to know about the ways you like to hear from the town and provide your feedback.

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  1. Townhall meetings in new residential areas to provide orientation to new residents

    North Oakville is growing at an accelerated pace. The sense of community must be build among new residents.
    Townhalls with councillors and city officials in a nearby location would help to build community.

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  2. Ward meetups

    Have a monthly ward meet-up with the
    councilors, town desicion makers and residents in a comfortable setting like pub or cafe.

    9 votes
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  3. RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook

    RSS feeds work well with apps like news blur & feedly. Twitter is excellent also Facebook. No more email, outdated and overburdened

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  4. 9 votes
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  5. merge sidewalks for pedestrian and Adult Bike usage for adults

    Other municipalities are already seeing the sense in allowing Adult
    Bike Riders on sidewalks that are way under used especially in many neighbourhoods in Oakville Much safer for the cyclists MMMMM I guess that is why we allow children on the sidewalks

    Take off Low height restrictions around mass transit ie; definitely around Go Trains and plan that for the future planned GO at the 403 site as well. Better all round foot print and Bang for our buck and falls in line with the provincial plan , not too mention more affordable condo housing, less usage of vehicles etc…

    6 votes
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  6. Email & social media work best. Use email for more locally specific notices, eg construction disruptions

    Email & social media work best. Use email for more locally specific notices, e.g. Road construction on streets within a given geographic areas. The region can tailor waste management notices to a given address, the Town should be able to do the same for other types of notices.

    19 votes
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  7. Email

    Email me.

    Simple.

    Works.

    45 votes
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  8. Mobile signs for issues that cast a broad net and public engagement is highly sought

    A mobile sign is an effective visual reminder for public meetings closer to the event date and also helps to capture the demographic that does not utilize mobile or online updates, e-newsletters or various forms of social media.

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  9. Ability to sign up for updates on specific initiatives or issues using a sign up button when browsing Town of Oakville webpages

    Sign up buttons on web pages is a quick and smart way to sign up for updates on specific issues. RSS feeds are becoming outdated as not easily customized outside of preset catergories and leads to information overload

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  10. Customizable Mobile App or Online Sign up by Ward

    All communication should be tagged by ward or town wide as applicable in order for people to sign up and customize their notifications to ensure they are manageable, relevant and timely. Some people might prefer notification to email or might find mobile apps more accessible

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  11. A stop sign at the corner of Maplehurst and Bridge Road would be wise. A four car collision was just experienced over the weekend again.

    A four way stop at Maplehurst and Bridge would be a good idea. Our streets have been inundated with many construction vehicles and a clear view across the roadway is dicey at times. Adding an additional stop sign would surely help with the squealing of tires, accidents and near misses. Thanks.

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  12. I think both Facebook and Twitter would be great instant information options.

    Reminders such as road closures, emergencies, on going construction projects/delays/progress. Accidents and alternative routes for traffic would be great.
    Also, it would really help during 3-5 p.m. for some police presence/directing of traffic at Third Line and Speers Road for the next few weeks, as Fourth Line is under construction. Sadly, there will be many accidents and near misses in the next few weeks.

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  13. Open Government

    It would be amazing if, like Government of Ontario and City of Toronto, telephone directory and email of Town of Oakville was publicly accessible, so instead of calling 311, you could call the relevant staff person or office (Parks and Rec, Roads, Recreation, Transit etc) directly to share your concern or update from the community. And, beyond that, council meetings and decisions had a public feedback period that was open and accessible.

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