Oakville is a suburban town just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto and only an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls and the United States Border. It’s part of Halton Region and is located on Lake Ontario. It is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area.
Population in the 2011 census was 182,520.
Historically, British immigrants settled the area around 1807. First industries were shipbuilding, timber shipment and wheat farming. Industrialization came later with oil refineries and Ford Motor Company establishing in Oakville.
Major transportation through Oakville include CN Railway, GO Train commuter service, and the QEW highway between Toronto and Fort Erie.
In 1962, Oakville merged with outlying villages: Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and Trafalgar Township.
Oakville is home to several sports teams. Among the list are the Blue Devils professional Canadian Soccer League team, Crusaders rugby team and the Blades hockey team. There are over 60 soccer fields in Oakville.
Education Facilities include a mixture of public and private schools. Appleby College for elementary and high school grades is a prestigious private institution. Sheridan College is renowned for its animation and business studies programs.
There is something for everyone to do in Oakville all year round. There is an abundance of parklands, trails, creeks, golf courses, a beautiful waterfront and award-winning gardens. Oakville is renowned for its beautiful shopping and dining districts, which include the historic and sophisticated downtown.
|A popular destination in downtown Oakville is the Centre for the Perfoming Arts.|
|The Oakville waterfront is spectacular!|