Oakville doesn’t lack much in terms of amenities, but it lacking a restaurant with a view. There are very limited options for residents to enjoy food with a view of the lake. Other municipalities like Burlington, have more options for waterfront eating. Oakville has decided to give it a try with a pilot project.
Tannery Park, which is right on the lake on the west side of Sixteen Mile Creek will host a pop-up restaurant. Tannery Park is hill and will provide restaurant goers with a great view of the lake.
The pilot project will last for at least 10 days starting in mid-July but will not stay up for more than 6 weeks. The piloting phase will gauge the interest of Oakville residents and highlight potential issues or concerns.
Oakville residents provided feedback to the town for the Habour Master Plan consultations and suggested the idea. The town has noted that restaurants with a lake view could help to revitalize the downtown core by providing more social interaction between residents and businesses.
The type of restaurant that opens temporarily is not finalized. However, the town has put out a request-for-proposal to determine interest from potential restaurants. We will have to wait and see what gets approved. The specific type of restaurant could make or break the success of the pilot project.
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