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Explore Downtown Oakville


Blog by Joette Fielding | April 16th, 2013


Experience Downtown Oakville - World-Class Shopping, Culture And Fine DiningDowntown Oakville

Oakville has earned a well-deserved reputation for being one of Canada’s most desirable places to live, and with good reason! The town boasts world-class shopping, art, culture and fine dining, but undeniably Oakville’s main draw is its charming and charismatic downtown core. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Downtown Oakville is as beautiful in its setting as it is rich in its offerings.

Featuring over 400 specialty shops, services and eateries, Downtown Oakville draws people to the heart of the town with its ambiance and warm community spirit. The BIA (Business Improvement Area Organization) works diligently with local business to create seasonal events to celebrate and enhance the unique atmosphere of historic Oakville.

Boasting 192 restaurants, many of Downtown Oakville’s best restaurants can be found by strolling along Lakeshore Road. Whether you fancy a burger at the Sports Grill or a cappuccino at a trendy cafe, Lakeshore Road has plenty of treats and delights to tempt all taste buds. 

Downtown Oakville’s fine dining establishments rival the likes of Toronto and New York’s. Jonathans has acquired the reputation of being one of Canada’s finest, being voted Best Restaurant in Oakville for 13 years. Another established and highly awarded fine eatery in the Downtown core is Oliver’s of Oakville. The infamous Pasquale’s Trattoria is as delightful as Mye Japanese, Paradisio and Julia Ristorante. Accommodating a myriad of diverse culinary tastes, one can find vast selections of Thai, Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurants, just to name a few.

Shopping in Downtown Oakville is simply one of life’s greatest pleasures! Attracting scrupulous shoppers who expect only the finest, the area is abundant in chic salons, boutiques, jewelers and custom shops. Many high-end shops are located in Downtown Oakville as are numerous trendy and affordable boutiques. It is a visual treat just to walk and window shop along Lakeshore Road and adjoining side streets ... delightful to peek in and even more exciting to discover the unique offerings in the local stores. Art galleries galore and one-of-a-kind wares make for a wonderful stroll! 

Residents and tourists alike arrive in throngs to participate in the numerous special events celebrated in Oakville’s core. Largely considered to be one of the leading jazz festivals in the GTA, the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival celebrated its 20th year of success this past summer. Providing the perfect venue, the street is closed to traffic, opening it up to accommodate thousands of visitors, local and international entertainers. Such is also the case with ‘Midnight Madness’ where the street comes alive with more than 50,000 people turning out annually to snap up great deals at Oakville’s largest retail event that includes food, live music and immeasurable community spirit. And then there is Christmas! From the Santa Claus parade and the tree lighting ceremonies in George’s Square to the strolling carolers and the magically adorned streets and shops, Downtown Oakville is the perfect spot for residents and visitors alike to come together to celebrate a Dickens-like Christmas.

Downtown Oakville – simply the best!! 


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