394 Lakeshore West Road Application
Approved & under construction - more to come

9 acres historic treed lakefront property along the lake to the east of Birch Hill Lane.   See the reports and details at:   http://www.oakville.ca/townhall/pn-10june23_2.html

394 Lakeshore West

Application is for development of 23 condominium units including retention of the estate home that is being recommended for designation as a historic property to the Ontario Heritage Trust.    Application is requesting  zoning change from R01 to R02 including exemptions to allow reduced front yard setbacks than R02 allows, and acceptance of condominium road as a public road. 

This is the former Lambert-Smye Estate, one of the few remaining intact early 20th century estates along Oakville’s waterfront, with magnificent gardens and greenward to the lake. It was the home of Mr  Fred Smye, President of the Avro Aircraft group and the place where many of Canada's noted society were entertained. The Avro Aircraft had tremendous potential for success until it was canceled by Prime Minister Diefenbaker.
SCORA’s  concerns:

  • This large property sets the tone and precedence for future development of the three large properties to the East over to Shorewood Place. 
  • R02 would allow too much intensification would be out of character with the surrounding area
  • R01 designation is in keeping with the area and is so recognized in the new Official Plan.  RO1 designations will not be given to any more properties in Ontario under their intensification guidelines.
  • Keeping R01 will protect more mature trees.  The plan would see 50% of the 500 trees cut
  • This is one of the few remaining shoreline estate properties that has made Oakville prominent, and this historic home and area natural grandeur should be retained with more public access
  • This property should be developed with proper town residential streets

Status:

  • Town of Oakville Staff Recommended that both applications be refused. (see report on town website)
  • Town Council unanimously accepted this recommendation  July 5th,

    (Z.1719.09 and 24 CDM-09005 as submitted by 394 Lakeshore Oakville Holdings Incl.)

  • 394 Lakeshore Oakville Holdings Inc. has appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board under subsection 51(34) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, from the failure of the Town of Oakville to make a decision respecting a proposed plan of subdivision on lands composed of 394 Lakeshore Road West in the Town of Oakville.
  • The original applications for a zoning by-law amendment and a draft plan of subdivision, which were submitted on December 24, 2009, proposed 23 detached housing units on the subject property. This proposal involved demolition of an existing designated heritage home on the subject property.
  • A compromise was reached in June 2011 that reduced the number of housing units to 16 and preserved the existing heritage home. The Applicant’s appeal under the Ontario Heritage Act was withdrawn. The Lakeshore & Birch Hill Residents’ Association, which had opposed the original applications also withdrew its opposition to the revised proposal.
  • At the commencement of the hearing on October 14, 2011, the Board was informed that a Settlement had been reached.
  • A message from counsel for the Regional Municipality of Halton, which is a party to these proceedings, informed the Board that Halton had agreed to the Settlement and would not attend the subject hearing.
  • The matter is now closed and all additional information can be found online - http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/ecs/CaseDetail.aspx?n=PL100710.

Application is for development of 23 condominium units including retention of the estate home that is being recommended for designation as a historic property to the Ontario Heritage Trust.    Application is requesting  zoning change from R01 to R02 including exemptions to allow reduced front yard setbacks than R02 allows, and acceptance of condominium road as a public road. 

This is the former Lambert-Smye Estate, one of the few remaining intact early 20th century estates along Oakville’s waterfront, with magnificent gardens and greenward to the lake. It was the home of Mr  Fred Smye, President of the Avro Aircraft group and the place where many of Canada's noted society were entertained. The Avro Aircraft had tremendous potential for success until it was canceled by Prime Minister Diefenbaker.
SCORA’s  concerns:

  • This large property sets the tone and precedence for future development of the three large properties to the East over to Shorewood Place. 
  • R02 would allow too much intensification would be out of character with the surrounding area
  • R01 designation is in keeping with the area and is so recognized in the new Official Plan.  RO1 designations will not be given to any more properties in Ontario under their intensification guidelines.
  • Keeping R01 will protect more mature trees.  The plan would see 50% of the 500 trees cut
  • This is one of the few remaining shoreline estate properties that has made Oakville prominent, and this historic home and area natural grandeur should be retained with more public access
  • This property should be developed with proper town residential streets

Status:

  • Town of Oakville Staff Recommended that both applications be refused. (see report on town website)
  • Town Council unanimously accepted this recommendation  July 5th,

    (Z.1719.09 and 24 CDM-09005 as submitted by 394 Lakeshore Oakville Holdings Incl.)

  • 394 Lakeshore Oakville Holdings Inc. has appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board under subsection 51(34) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, from the failure of the Town of Oakville to make a decision respecting a proposed plan of subdivision on lands composed of 394 Lakeshore Road West in the Town of Oakville.
  • The original applications for a zoning by-law amendment and a draft plan of subdivision, which were submitted on December 24, 2009, proposed 23 detached housing units on the subject property. This proposal involved demolition of an existing designated heritage home on the subject property.
  • A compromise was reached in June 2011 that reduced the number of housing units to 16 and preserved the existing heritage home. The Applicant’s appeal under the Ontario Heritage Act was withdrawn. The Lakeshore & Birch Hill Residents’ Association, which had opposed the original applications also withdrew its opposition to the revised proposal.
  • At the commencement of the hearing on October 14, 2011, the Board was informed that a Settlement had been reached.
  • A message from counsel for the Regional Municipality of Halton, which is a party to these proceedings, informed the Board that Halton had agreed to the Settlement and would not attend the subject hearing.
  • The matter is now closed and all additional information can be found online - http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/ecs/CaseDetail.aspx?n=PL100710.

Application is for development of 23 condominium units including retention of the estate home that is being recommended for designation as a historic property to the Ontario Heritage Trust.    Application is requesting  zoning change from R01 to R02 including exemptions to allow reduced front yard setbacks than R02 allows, and acceptance of condominium road as a public road. 

This is the former Lambert-Smye Estate, one of the few remaining intact early 20th century estates along Oakville’s waterfront, with magnificent gardens and greenward to the lake. It was the home of Mr  Fred Smye, President of the Avro Aircraft group and the place where many of Canada's noted society were entertained. The Avro Aircraft had tremendous potential for success until it was canceled by Prime Minister Diefenbaker.
SCORA’s  concerns:

  • This large property sets the tone and precedence for future development of the three large properties to the East over to Shorewood Place. 
  • R02 would allow too much intensification would be out of character with the surrounding area
  • R01 designation is in keeping with the area and is so recognized in the new Official Plan.  RO1 designations will not be given to any more properties in Ontario under their intensification guidelines.
  • Keeping R01 will protect more mature trees.  The plan would see 50% of the 500 trees cut
  • This is one of the few remaining shoreline estate properties that has made Oakville prominent, and this historic home and area natural grandeur should be retained with more public access
  • This property should be developed with proper town residential streets

Status:

  • Town of Oakville Staff Recommended that both applications be refused. (see report on town website)
  • Town Council unanimously accepted this recommendation  July 5th,

    (Z.1719.09 and 24 CDM-09005 as submitted by 394 Lakeshore Oakville Holdings Incl.)

  • 394 Lakeshore Oakville Holdings Inc. has appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board under subsection 51(34) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, from the failure of the Town of Oakville to make a decision respecting a proposed plan of subdivision on lands composed of 394 Lakeshore Road West in the Town of Oakville.
  • The original applications for a zoning by-law amendment and a draft plan of subdivision, which were submitted on December 24, 2009, proposed 23 detached housing units on the subject property. This proposal involved demolition of an existing designated heritage home on the subject property.
  • A compromise was reached in June 2011 that reduced the number of housing units to 16 and preserved the existing heritage home. The Applicant’s appeal under the Ontario Heritage Act was withdrawn. The Lakeshore & Birch Hill Residents’ Association, which had opposed the original applications also withdrew its opposition to the revised proposal.
  • At the commencement of the hearing on October 14, 2011, the Board was informed that a Settlement had been reached.
  • A message from counsel for the Regional Municipality of Halton, which is a party to these proceedings, informed the Board that Halton had agreed to the Settlement and would not attend the subject hearing.
  • The matter is now closed and all additional information can be found online - http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/ecs/CaseDetail.aspx?n=PL100710.