The Town of Oakville
Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto to one side and Hamilton to the other, the beautiful Town of Oakville is known for its picturesque harbours, vibrant shopping districts, active arts community and some of the best dining options in the Greater Toronto Area.
Oakville was founded in 1837 by Colonel William Chisholm, who purchased the land at the mouths of the 16 Mile and 12 Mile (Now known as Bronte) Creeks from the Mississauga people and left development of the lands to his son, Robert Kerr Chisholm, and brother-in-law, Thomas Merrick. Blessed by two natural harbours and shores dense with trees, shipbuilding and timber became important early industries.
Oakville is now home to over 380,000 people and will welcome approximately. 1.1 million visitors this year. In 2012, Toronto Life Magazine ranked Oakville as one of five "must visit' destinations in the Greater Toronto Area.
Distinguished Founder: Colonel William Chisholm fought in the War of 1812 and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada.
Location, Location, Location: Conveniently located 30km from downtown Toronto, with easy highway access, Oakville strives to be the most livable city in Canada.
Seeing green: Oakville offers 1,420 hectares of parkland, 150 kilometres of trails and more than 200 parks, garden plots, dog parks, playgrounds, skateboard parks, splash pads, sports fields, tennis courts, two harbours and 31 waterfront parks.
Perfect precipitation: According to Environment Canada, Oakville has the best weather in Canada, with the right amount of precipitation and days under 0 degrees
Good things happen in Threes: Oakville is home to three distinct business areas: Bronte Village, Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village, each brimming with character, unique shops and restaurants.
Love is in the Air: ln 2012, Amazon.com ranked Oakville the 4th most romantic place in Canada. Beautiful harbours, winding, trails and candle-lit restaurants may have something to do with it.
Broadway Bound: Canada's renowned music theatre program at Sheridan College produces world-class theatre professionals. including three who performed in the Tony Award nominated Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway last year.
Good Sports: Both the Oakville Soccer Club and the Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club are the largest of their kind in North America.
Oakville Gold: Gold medalists Larry Cain (canoeist ), Adam van Koeverden (kayaker) and Donovan Bailey (sprinter) all hail from Oakville.
Hollywood North: Oakville provides a picturesque backdrop for major motion pictures including The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen, and Dream House, starring Daniel Craig and Naomi Watts.
Big Business: Oakville is home to a number of regional and national head offices, including Ford Canada, Tim Hortons, Siemens Canada and The Weather Network.
Find more information and real estate facts about the other neighbourhoods of Oakville, Ontario:
Ford | Morrison | Old Oakville | Central Oakville | West Oakville | Southwest Oakville | Bronte | Bronte Creek | Westmount | West Oak Trails | Glen Abbey | River Oaks | College Park | Falgarwood | Wedgewood Creek | Joshua Creek | Clearview | Glenorchy | Joshua Meadows