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Oakville, Ontario

Oakville is a beautiful lakeside community 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.

A 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, and an hour’s drive from the U.S. border, Oakville boasts an $88 million tourism industry, with over 1.4 million visitors annually. 

Residents and visitors can enjoy theatre, dance, music and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts in the downtown harbour area. Many special attractions and activities are geared for the whole family, Oakville’s annual Waterfront Festival generally begins the Friday of the third or fourth full weekend in June The Jazz Festival in mid August has performances by international and regional jazz musicians. Other points of interest include galleries, historical societies and local architecture, especially in heritage neighbourhoods. 

The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Golfers can play at one of seven golf courses, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, which has hosted the Canadian Open for many years. Oakville is also headquarters of Ford Motor Company of Canada.

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.

 


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