A Guide to Oakville

The ravishing town of Oakville, within close proximity to Hamilton on one side and Toronto on the other, is famous for its vibrant shopping districts (filled with quality cafes, restaurants, and superior boutiques), fantabulous harbors, best dining options, and active arts community.

With a population of 193,832 (according to the 2106 census), Oakville town is divided into number of neighborhoods: Old Oakville, Bronte, West Oakville, South West Oakville, South East Oakville, Glen Abbey, Kerr Village, River Oaks, Westmont, College Park, West Oak Trails, Joshua Creek, Wedgwood Creek, and Falgarwood.

Depending on the choice of a neighborhood, you can find low to high price housing options. Oakville is one of the highest booming real estate communities in the Greater Toronto Region.

So if you are thinking about relocation to Oakville or just want to visit it, we have gathered all the information to guide you about the town including must-visit spots, fun activities, and demographics.


Some Facts about Oakville

  • Colonel William Chisholm established Oakville in 1857 by purchasing the land from the Mississauga people. And it was developed by Robert Kerr Chisholm—Colonel’s son.
    Oakville is home to drama, music and other live performances with over 260 concerts of international standard annually.
    Oakville is tourists’ top attraction in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with over 1.4 million visitors each year.
    According to Joyce Burnell, author of “Ghosts of Oakville”, most of the historical buildings located in Oakville are haunted. And the ghosts of the people who once occupied those buildings have been spotted many times.
    The bowling alley located in South Oakville Center, also known as Hopedale Mall, is the oldest in Ontario province. It was opened in 1960 and for the last 60 years, it has been getting visitors from Milton, Burlington, Mississauga, and Oakville.
    A very famous TV drama “Suits” was filmed in Toronto &Oakville in 2016.

    Oakville’s Demographics

  • According to the 2016 census, the total population of Oakville is 193,832 with a population density of 3,404.
  • Town’s population have a multi-ethnic background. The residents with English descent amount for almost one-quarter of the total population. Other major ethnic groups are Irish, Scottish, Italians, French, Germans, and Polish.
  • English is a native language of around 70% of the residents, and Christianity is the major religion followed by almost 80% of the residents.



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Cathy Patrowski

SKYLIFE Real Estate Group

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