- City Guide - Oakville
Oakville is a town in Halton Region, part of the Greater Toronto Area and has a population of 182,520. In 1793, Dundas Street was surveyed for a military road and in 1805, the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada bought the lands from the Mississaugas aboriginal people. Oakville's first industries included shipbuilding, timber shipment, and wheat farming.
The Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Since its inception Oakville has become one of the most coveted residential and business centres in Ontario.
Oakville offers an array of things to do all year round! Visitors and residents alike can immerse themselves in the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival during the summer, Bronte Provincial Park's Maple Syrup Festival in March, or other various activities. Along historical downtown streets Oakville offers a mix of converted 19th century buildings, which accommodate over 400 fine shops, services and restaurants.
Theatre fans will enjoy taking in a live show at the Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, while sports fans can visit the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. If you’re the outdoor type there are several park, trails, creeks, a beautiful waterfront and award-winning gardens to keep you busy.
Come see what you are missing in Oakville – you’ll be glad that you did!