With a goal to be the most ‘liveable’ town in Canada, Oakville works hard to create that indisputable atmosphere of well-being. Boasting some of the finest real estate and illustrious businesses, it has a reputation of being a city of affluence. But more importantly, Oakville is a ‘people place’. It is the communities at large who orchestrate how the city functions in an ethical and friendly manner.
Strong in sense of family, Oakville has emerged as one of the country’s safest cities to live in. Rated in Moneysense as one of the top 20 Best Places to live in Canada, it routinely rates high on all the score sheets in terms of education, parks, safety and location.
Committed to providing the highest quality education, the system is superior and vast in its options. Oakville has a number of awarded pre-schools, elementary schools, high schools, independent schools and post-secondary institutions. It is home to the honoured and distinct Appleby College. Continuing education programs and English-as-a-second-language courses are readily available.
Rich in culture, Oakville has innumerable facilities for families to attend, such as the new Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility.
Sports are as natural as breathing in Oakville. Offering every sport imaginable, for hockey lovers Oakville’s Hockey Development program is dedicated to the development of young players at recreational and competitive levels.
Oakville families revel in the 1,420 hectares of parkland, 150 kilometres of trails, and more than 200 parks, garden plots, playgrounds, skateboard parks, splash pads, sports fields, tennis courts, and 31 waterfront parks! Not to mention the 2 magnificent harbours nestled in downtown and Bronte.
Downtown Oakville is the place where everyone meets to celebrate! Seasonal events bring communities together, especially at Christmas. Shopping downtown is an experience. It is both charming and chic, with art galleries and museums at arm’s length. It’s a wonderful place to spend a day with the family with shops galore and the most eclectic selection of eateries anywhere!
Forever expanding and renovating, the demand for Oakville continues. New housing developments in the north-end provide more wonderful schools, parklands and a state-of-the-art hospital. Oakville continues to grow – as does the population!
Proud in its heritage, Oakville is a city of charity reaching far beyond its boundaries. It is based on community awareness and involvement. Oakville is a city of integrity…and a proud place to call home.