Oakville is a town in Halton Region on Lake Ontario and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. Known for its numerous parks, community centres and walking trails, it still has a small town feel while having all the amenities needed for a busy family.
A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside city with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Founded in 1827, this striking town has become one of the most coveted residential and business centres in Ontario, and for good reason:
- Great neighbourhoods
- Great places to do business
- Quality schools
- Proximity to Lake Ontario and recreational areas
- Easy access via QEW, 403, 407 and GO Transit
- Charming shopping districts in the downtown core
This thriving municipality provides all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre, while also maintaining its small-town ambiance. Along historical downtown streets, Oakville offers a mix of converted 19th century buildings which accommodate over 400 fine shops, services and restaurants.
A 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, and an hour’s drive from the U.S. border.
Residents and visitors enjoy theatre, dance, music and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. They can visit the museum at Erchless Estate, located in the home of the Chisolms, Oakville’s founding family. Other points of interest include galleries, historical societies and local architecture, especially in heritage neighbourhoods.
Among the many special attractions and activities for the whole family, Oakville’s annual Waterfront Festival, Festival of Classics and Jazz Festival draw crowds from around the GTA. The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Golfers can play at one of seven golf courses, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course, which has hosted the Canadian Open for many years.
Enjoy over 2,400 acres of park space, many with groomed hiking trails, or join a recreation centre which provides programs for all ages. For boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sail and powerboats.
Oakville’s strong and diversified economic base offers an excellent location for both new and expanding businesses. Currently, over 260 national and international corporate headquarters represent automotive, technology, business service, aerospace, pharmaceutical and tourism sectors.
People who live here are proud of the quality of life this great community has to offer. In a recent survey of residents, 86 per cent said Oakville is a better place to live than anywhere else in the GTA. Ideally located in a beautiful natural setting, Oakville offers first-rate facilities and amenities.
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