Town of Oakville

Look no further than the Town of Oakville if you are looking for one of the most robust economies, and vibrant art communities. 

Oakville is located at the epicentre of the Golden Horseshoe, and boasts a population of 182,520.

The town is home to many unique communities within its limits.

  • Old Oakville is located in South-Central Oakville on the shore of Lake Ontario and is the original Oakville settlement.
  • Kerr Village is west of the old village and is located between Speeds Road and Lakeshore Road. Currently, Kerr Village is in the early stages of redevelopment of many of its homes and commercial buildings.
  • Bronte is located in Southwest Oakville and is also along the shores of Lake Ontario and includes the Coronation Park District.
  • Eastlake is located in Southeast Oakville and is sometimes referred to as "Joshua Creek", it is bordered on the west by Morrision Creek, to the north by Cornwall Road and to the east by the Mississauga Border.
  • Clearview is located in Central East Oakville. College Park is located between Sixteen Mile Creek and just east of Trafalgar Road, north to Middle Road and is also home of Sheridan College.
  • Iroquois Park North is located in Northeast Oakville between Upper Middle Road and Dundas Street. Iroquois Park South is located in Northeast Oakville.
  • Glen Abbey is located in West Oakville and is home to the Glen Abbey Golf Course and also the location of the Canadian Open.
  • Palermo is located in Northwest Oakville.
  • River Oaks is located in North Central Oakville and is home to the Oak Park Development.
  • Uptown Core is in the North Center of Oakville and is on either side of Trafalgar Road between Dundas Street and Glen Ashton Drive.
  • West Oak Trails is in North Center-West Oakville and is home to some newer developments.

Artistic expression is a mainstay of the Town of Oakville, and it hosts two unique festivals throughout the year that contributes to this unique expression. "The Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival" is free to the public and has happened every summer since 1992. "For the Love of the Arts" festival is an Oakville festival that showcases the best in talent, skills, craft, literary art, dance performances, theatre groups and music performances.

As part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), the town of Oakville benefits from a strong economy. This is centred on four specific sectors.

The first sector that is fuelling the engine of economic growth is advanced manufacturing. It is estimated that there are about 9,000 trained and experienced workers in the automobile, aerospace, energy and environmental sectors. Even more noteworthy about the manufacturing sector is the world-class employers that choose to make Oakville their home base. Those employers include Ford, Hatch Engineering, AMEC Americas and SNC Lavalin-Nuclear.

The second sector that is responsible for economic development in Oakville is digital media and animation. In addition to those working in the industry, Oakville is home to the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

The third economic pillar is life sciences. Obviously, with McMaster University Medical Center situated in Oakville it makes sense that careers in research and medicine give work to 170,000 residents of Oakville.

The last portion of the economy is professional services. The Town of Oakville is in the Greater Toronto Area and Toronto is the thirteenth largest financial centre in the world and the third largest in North America. Considering these facts, you will see no shortage of those employed in the insurance, financial services, and executive positions.

Full of character, professionalism, and artistic expression the Town of Oakville is certainly a location that has a home for everybody.

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