2017 Citizen Survey — We want to hear from you Oakville!

To ensure we’re meeting your service expectations, every two years we survey a random sample of Oakville residents to find out if we’re hitting our mark.

We’ve opened up our Idea Forum to find out what YOU think makes Oakville most livable and what we can do to make it better.

Ideas submitted until February 17, 2017, were shared with Council on April 3, 2017 as part of the Citizen Survey report findings. However, we encourage you to continue to post your ideas, vote on others and share your favourites on Twitter and Facebook to let us know what makes Oakville livable!

You have ten votes (maximum three votes per idea), so use them to show support for your favourite idea(s). Remember to visit often. You can always change your vote as new ideas come in.

Now let’s get started!

  1. Save Glen Abbey from destruction and development

    The Glen Abbey Golf Club, a site of significant cultural and natural heritage is threatened with destruction by a proposed high density development of residential, commercial and retail spaces on its limited greenspace.

    Situated on the heritage-designated former Raydor Estate, the present course was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus in his first foray in championship course design. As of 2007, majority ownership of the club property changed to predatory property developer Rai Sahi of Morguard Corp., who as of last year called for the site's destruction.

    It is Canada's most famous golf course and, for 40 years, has been…

    128 votes
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  2. New public trails that connect the 16 mile creek trail from north Oakville all the way down to downtown Oakville and the lake

    With the most likely upcoming development of Glen Abbey Golf Course into a residential area, it will unlock the public lands that surround 16 mile creek that have only been only accessible to mainly golfers due to the golf course being privately owned and having 5 or so holes built on public land. This gives the Town time to start planning now for some wonderful public trails that would connect Oakville together and be a gorgeous part of Oakville where families want to live. It would be accessible for all families, joggers, bikers, etc... to enjoy any day and any…

    41 votes
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  3. More trails, green space and making it safer for cyclists

    One of the best things about Oskville is all of the trails and green space we have. We need to keep improving on that, especially when building new homes. We also need to keep our roads safe for cyclists.

    40 votes
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  4. Avoid high rise construction

    OaKville is a truly unique community in the GTA. A vibrant downtown, low density residential. The marked absence of tall buildings. The town should continue to maintain this unique characteristic of Oakville.

    37 votes
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  5. Oakville should declare a population freeze. 40% of jobs will be redundant in a decade. We already have 244 per square mile.

    Oakville should declare a population freeze. It was just announced that 40% of jobs will be redundant in a decade. Southern Ontario already has a population of 244 per square mile and the most dangerous and crowded highways in North America. Increasing the number of people in Oakville will only decrease the quality of life.

    34 votes
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  6. Social issues and poverty reduction

    Town council needs to devote some serious attention and spend some budget on providing substantially more social housing and executing a poverty reduction plan.

    31 votes
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  7. An after-hours overnight medical clinic for South central Oakville that is a satellite site of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

    An overnight after-hours medical clinic is needed in South Central Oakville now that our OTMH has moved. Young children, the elderly, and those with life threatening conditions like Asthma, COPD, Heart Conditions, life threatening allergies, or Diabetic emergencies, etc. in South Oakville find the new OTMH too far a distance to travel to in an emergency. We need an over night clinic or ER in this part of town that can service the aging population, and those who need emergency services in the middle of the night, when all other after-hours clinics are closed.

    31 votes
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  8. parking free at hospitals.

    As I know a lot of senior people and patients complain that it is very expensive to park their cars at hospitals. so their friends and family are not convenient to visit and take care of them. If the parking lot can be free that would be a great news for the city.

    30 votes
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  9. create more walkable communities incorporating residential units into large commercial spaces (malls)

    To help build more walkable communities and affordable accessible housing: Require some of the commercial spaces (Like AMC, Super market plazas, like Town Centre (Dorval), Whole Foods PLaza, etc.) to incorporate a possibility for residential multi-unit buildings. Rationale: If there were condos, apts above and among the above mentioned commercial spaces, it would allow for communities to develop where seniors etc. would be able to walk to services, (shopping , cafes etc.) and at the same time, create a more human landscape for these underused vast commercial areas. This would 1) provide more affordable housing 2) humanize vast tracts of…

    28 votes
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  10. waterfront

    Make better use of waterfront: there should be a cafe and washroom facilities open to public, regular cultural events at the downtown harbour (old post office building?) and Gairloch galleries. The seawall needs repair in Gairolch gardens. The temporary portable toilet is a shame on beautiful Gairloch gardens
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    27 votes
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  11. 27 votes
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  12. Improve traffic flow by timing lights better and using more roundabouts. Stop adding new stop lights!

    Improve traffic flow by timing lights better and using more roundabouts. Stop adding new stop lights!

    20 votes
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  13. Build a 200m indoor RUNNING track in the old hospital site community centre.

    Oakville needs a safe and proper 200m indoor running track so that people can commit to healthy living and activities throughout the entire year despite outdoor weather conditions and traffic!

    19 votes
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  14. 19 votes
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  15. 17 votes
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  16. Provide amenities and pedestrian connections around Midtown

    The Town intends to add future population and jobs around Midtown Oakville (Trafalgar and Cornwall area), but the area currently lacks attractive streetscapes and amenities. The town should continue to look for opportunities to make this area a "sticky" place. It's great that we can walk to the GO Station, but we have to walk across the massive Trafalgar intersection to get to a coffee shop (Starbucks) and we have to walk down and up the massive hills on Cornwall to get to the local shops in Kerr Village. We need more trail connections; we need a community facility (library?…

    17 votes
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  17. We are a wealthy community in terms of land and services. I think we need to become known as a community that cares for the global community

    Oakville is a wealthy community in terms of land and services. We should start thinking about giving back and become known as a town that cares for vulnerable people in the developing world. One way to do this is by Making Oakville a Fair Trade Town, where residents can choose Fair Trade products, ensuring producers receive fair wages, safe working conditions, environmental sustainability, and no child or ***** labor. This is not charity, but an economic model that provides opportunities for vulnerable people to become self-sufficient in their own communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8sVCXGDB1Y

    16 votes
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  18. Create inviting pedestrian friendly downtown

    Add patios, plantings and pedestrian-friendly features to the shopping district. Perhaps a narrower one way shopping hub where there is room for outdoor stalls restaurant patios and where it is safe to cross the road and breathe less fumes while shopping or dining

    14 votes
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  19. Happy Town - More Walkable, Bicycle Friendly Town

    Research has shown that people who live in suburbs are much less trusting of other people than people who live in walkable neighborhoods where housing is mixed with shops, services, and places to work. This is because they have far fewer relationships with people who live nearby. And yet the overwhelming message of happiness research is that relationships with other people have the biggest influence on our happiness.

    For Oakville to be a more livable city we must reduce the dependency on a car to get around and the sprawl of developments that require a car. The only solution to…

    13 votes
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  20. Make Oakville transit better and more affordable.

    Oakville transit routes are long, confusing and the price is getting to be unaffordable for many.

    12 votes
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