Message from Oakville Yacht Squadron

Dear West Harbour Residents

I would like to invite members of the WHRA to join members of Oakville Yacht Squadron on “Get Out On The Water” day on June 23, 2018.

In support of the Ontario Sailing “Get Out On The Water” efforts (, the Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS) is opening its doors to local residents who wish to experience sailing on Lake Ontario. Families in Oakville who are interested in attending will be paired with a host boat from OYS and go out sailing for one to two hours on Saturday June 23, 2018.  This event is free and starts with a brief meeting at the OYS club house at 12:00 pm. Children must have a life jacket. The day ends with hot dogs, pop and ice cream at the club at 3:00 pm.  The number of registrants will be limited to 40.

To register, please email, with your name, your email, mobile phone number, number of adults attending and number of children attending.

Joel Hundert
Vice Commodore
Oakville Yacht Squadron


Gypsy Moth and Cankerworm Control

Help control the spread! Join us for a Gypsy Moth and Cankerworm Information Session to learn what the town is doing and what you can do to protect our urban forest from the damaging effect of these insects.

Tuesday, April 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road, Multi-Purpose Room



Annual General Meeting and Pub Night



 New program this year:  Carly Dodds, Planner with the Town of Oakville, will make a presentation on developing and maintaining “Residential Character”followed by Q & A

If you have specific questions that you would like to add to the agenda, let us know

Monday, Nov 6th, 2017 

At O’Finn’s Irish Temper Pub

136 Church Street, Oakville (corner of Navy Street) 

Doors open 6:30 p.m. Social until 7:30 p.m.

 Cash bar

Light Refreshments (Hors d’oeuvres) provided

Come, meet your neighbours and find out what is happening in your community!

7:30 – 7:45   Annual General Meeting and voting for the slate of officers

7:45 – 8:00   Update on current issues in the neighbourhood

8:00 – 8:45    Representative from the Town of Oakville Planning department

8:45 on: Social and informal discussion. The Councillors and the Mayor must attend a Council meeting that night so are unable to attend but they will do their best to come later for the informal part of the evening. Prior to the meeting we will obtain from them an update on the issues affecting the neighbourhood over the last year and we will share the information at the meeting.


RSVP or for info: 



This year we are trying a new scene. Stephen and Jenn from 56 Kerr Street have very kindly offered their backyard for the annual neighborhood BBQ.


So, come, wrap up the summer and meet your new and old neighbours !!


When:  Sunday, September 10, 2017


Where: 56 Kerr St, backyard

Time:  5:00 p.m.




The WHRA Executive Committee will provide hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers.  (Please RSVP; we will need numbers.) Bring a dish for the communal table (apps, salad or dessert), drinks…  There will be some tables, but if you can bring one or chairs, that would be great, if not, it will be more of a stand up party…There will be a scavenger hunt for the kids..


For more information and to RSVP, call

Or email Lesley 844-0787 or Carole 337-0565



Update to Lakeshore Road Bridge Closure

The Lakeshore Road Bridge between the West Harbour Area and Downtown Oakville will now be closed on January 30th.  It is anticipated to reopen in December of 2017.  The alternate route is over the bridge at Rebecca St.

For more information, please visit the City of Oakville website :

Pedestrian Crossovers

Courtesy of the City of Oakville:

Pedestrian Crossovers

A pedestrian crossover is a new type of crossing where drivers and cyclist are required to stop for pedestrians intending to cross the road. Drivers and cyclists must allow the pedestrian to cross the full width of the road before proceeding.

Pedestrian crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings. In some cases, but not always, they may also have pedestrian-activated flashing lights.

It is the responsibility of both drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to understand and follow the rules of the road.


  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding


  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike


  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you

Pedestrian Crossover Classification

Level D

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level d.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs

Level C

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level C

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights

Level B

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level b.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights
  • Overhead signs