Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment
The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is currently advancing the necessary applications under the Planning Act to permit its proposed Oakville NE #1 High School, which received funding from the Ministry of Education in July of 2020.
As part of the North Oakville East Secondary Plan of the Town’s Official plan, a secondary school use is permitted on the subject property.
Under the North Oakville Zoning By-law 2009-189, the site is zoned “ED” Existing Development and “P” Park. In order to permit the secondary school, the HDSB has submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment application to the Town of Oakville to amend the zoning to “I” Institutional zone, which will permit the proposed school building and facilities.
The proposal is to construct a 1,200 pupil place facility with a sports field and running track, and the ability to accommodate up to 12 portables.
About the Public Information Meeting (PIM)
On December 14, 2020, between the hours of 6:30pm to 9:00pm, the HDSB hosted a Virtual Public Information Meeting. The presentation can be viewed here
The purpose of the Public Information Meeting was to provide an opportunity for members of the public to obtain information regarding the zoning by-law amendment application that was submitted by the Board, and ask questions. Members of the HDSB’s Planning and Facilities Departments, the area Trustee, the consulting team, and Town staff were on hand to answer questions. The meeting was an online presentation outlining the application details, followed by an opportunity for questions from the public.
Virtual Public Information Meeting
The video of the Virtual Public Information Meeting
for proposed zoning By-Law amendment from December 14, 2020 can be found on the Halton District School Board YouTube page.
A letter has been sent to the community advising them of the public information meeting for the rezoning of the property located at 1039 Dundas Street Westwhere the future North East Oakville Secondary School will be located.
Development Application Submissions & Approvals
For more information on the application to the Town of Oakville, please see the
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.
Virtual Materials and Presentation Boards
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Zoning By-law and a Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA)?
The Town of Oakville has a number of zoning by-laws in place that control the use of lands within its jurisdiction.
A Zoning By-law specific to a parcel of land will define, among other elements: the types of uses and buildings permitted on the lands; where buildings are sited relative to the property lines; the dimensions of the building and on-site amenities; and specific site statistics (e.g. parking).
A Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA), or rezoning, may be necessary when the existing by-law does not permit a proposed use or development of a property, and the proponent wishes to alter the zoning classification of the site to allow a specific use.
Why does the school board need to apply for a ZBA?
The HDSB requires a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the construction of the proposed Oakville NE #1 HS project. Currently, the site intended as a school site is zoned “Development and Park”, requiring an amendment to zone the property to “Institutional” to allow the proposed secondary school.
Doing so will also implement the designated use that is present within the existing Town of Oakville Official Plan, which designates the lands as a Secondary School Site.
What is the Boundary Review process timeline?
The HDSB will initiate the Boundary Review process for this new school at a later date, as part of a separate process. This will be done at least a year prior to the tentative opening date.
How is parking and traffic being studied and managed?
The application contains a robust parking study which has been prepared to the Town’s terms of reference, and meets the in-effect Zoning By-law mandated minimum and maximum ratio.
Since this is a secondary school site that fronts onto a regional road, there are more opportunities to explore active modes of transportation for home to school transportation.