The town of Oakville is located some 20km west of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. It is characterised by its quaint town centre, stocked with boutiques, restaurants offering everything from Tim Hortons to some of the finest dining experiences in Ontario, and some spectacular housewares and home accessory stores. The town centre also benefits from a harbour, parks, art galleries and a museum. The essence of Oakville, however, has to be its ability to maintain a small town feel, despite its approximately 180,000 population.
The town of Oakville is accessible via Highways 403, 407 and the QEW, with the 401 running to the North of the town. It is serviced by two GO train stations providing commuter access to Toronto; Bronte GO services the West of Oakville, with Oakville GO station located close to the downtown core. Mississauga’s Clarkson GO station also makes a good choice for those located in Oakville’s eastern neighbourhoods. There is a VIA rail station for services to locations further afield. For those lucky enough to have access to a boat there are harbours located in the main town centre and at Bronte, a few kms to the West.
Oakville is divided into 21 residential neighbourhoods, each offering it’s own specific character and housing types. Generally speaking the more established neighbourhoods with older housing stock are located close to the lake and clustered around the town centre.