The Bronte Village beachfront community that meets at Bronte Road and Lakeshore Road is magical. The village is like something from a dream and has roots all the way back to 1834 when it started as a fishing village. In 1962 it joined with Trafalgar Township to form The Town of Oakville. It’s a charming downtown area that melds relaxing lakefront views with bustling services, boutiques and restaurants.
Bronte Village plays host to several events throughout the year including a Canada Day Celebration, Spring Art Show, and Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Carolling.
“Harbour Days” is an annual event in the village that residents look forward to all year – multiple activities make up the event including sand sculpture competitions, play areas for the kids and, of course, boating.
Oakville is known for dining and Bronte is no exception. There are nine open patios and eight fine dining restaurants that include menu items from around the globe. Cucci Lounge and Alhambra Fiesta represent traditional Mediterranean dishes at their best while O Sushi is an authentic Japanese Lounge. Thinking sustainable and local? The Compass Lakeside Grill serves up some fantastic medleys from in and around the area.
Whether you’re taking the kids down to play, meeting a friend for lunch, or need a place to picnic, the village has you covered. More than 200 businesses operate in the Bronte community, making Bronte an ideal and well-rounded community. And the addition of the Rebecca Street extension eases traffic in the 12 Mile Creek vicinity and connects into neighbouring Burlington quite nicely.
Whether you’re going for a Sunday drive, canoeing or camping, the Bronte area parks and trails allow residents countless interactions with nature. And in the late winter and early spring you can tap into the maple trees at Bronte Creek Provincial Park during its Maple Syrup Days festival.
And one of its best features is its gorgeous views from not only land, but water – just a kilometre out from Bronte Harbour provides a stunning view of the Toronto skyline to the east, downtown Burlington and the Skyway Bridge to the west.