Drive-Throughs

Consultation has concluded

The City of Oshawa is inviting stakeholders including city residents and the drive-through industry to provide their comments on the Draft Proposed Land Use Study for Vehicle Drive-through Facilities in Oshawa (Draft Land Use Study).

Feedback received will be reported to the Development Services Committee and City Council and presented in the Final Land Use Study scheduled to be completed in the second quarter 2017. For more information, visit the Draft Proposed Land Use Study for Vehicle Drive-through Facilities in the City of Oshawa report on the City’s website.

The City of Oshawa is inviting stakeholders including city residents and the drive-through industry to provide their comments on the Draft Proposed Land Use Study for Vehicle Drive-through Facilities in Oshawa (Draft Land Use Study).

Feedback received will be reported to the Development Services Committee and City Council and presented in the Final Land Use Study scheduled to be completed in the second quarter 2017. For more information, visit the Draft Proposed Land Use Study for Vehicle Drive-through Facilities in the City of Oshawa report on the City’s website.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Why are businesses/plaza owners not required to have adequate entrance space. For example a drive through lane, a lane for people wanting to get into the plaza for other business, and an exit lane. Simcoe st north Tim Hortons is the worst location in Oshawa for safety.

    Natalie Gunn asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. Your comments are appreciated.

    Business owners and plaza owners are required to comply with approved Site Plans, on file with the City, for their respective properties. The Site Plan includes details related to appropriate site design and configuration of buildings, driveway locations, entrances, drive-thru lanes, parking areas, pedestrian walkways, traffic circulation, landscaping, etc. All sites are also required to comply with the City’s zoning-by-law regulations.

    As you have also observed, there are some drive-throughs in the City that are more busy than the others, causing traffic and safety problems to arise particularly during peak rush hours, including conflict between traffic entering and exiting the site.

    The City staff is currently undertaking a comprehensive Land Use Study on Drive-through facilities in the City of Oshawa. City staff have surveyed all drive-through facilities in the City and documented areas of concerns including identification of issues and problems associated with drive-thru facilities, such as the one that you have identified in your comment. You may wish to review the report that was presented to City Council earlier this year that includes the Background Research on drive-through facilities in Oshawa. The report is available at Draft Background Study of Drive-through Facilities in the City of Oshawa.

    The City staff is in the process of putting together recommendations, for City Council’s consideration, on how to address those issues and to help mitigate traffic and other impacts from drive-through facilities. The recommendations will be presented to City Council sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. Please let me know if you wish to be notified of the Report going to Council later this year.

    Hena Kabir, MES PL. MCIP RPP
    Principal Planner, City of Oshawa
    hkabir@oshawa.ca

    905-436-3311