Located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and a 30-minute drive from Toronto, Oakville is a suburban, lakeside town with a thriving population of over 215,000 residents. It offers picturesque harbours, heritage architecture, trendy bars and restaurants, and world-renowned golf courses.
Residents of Oakville are proud of their quality of life with 86% rating Oakville as a better place to live than anywhere else in the GTA.
Oakville offers first-rate facilities and amenities such as the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate, the state-of-the-art Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, the new Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, and PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course, one of Canada’s most famous courses and host of 30 Canadian Open Championships. In addition to this, the town boasts acres of park space with groomed hiking trails and two picturesque harbours, Oakville Harbour and Bronte Harbour, with docks and slips for sail and powerboats.
Oakville is also known for its private schools with Appleby College recognized internationally as one of Canada’s leading independent schools.
Getting around Oakville is easy by car, bus, or bicycle. Oakville Transit, Oakville’s local public transportation system, has routes operating across the city and connects with four GO Transit stations. They also offer real-time bus tracking to assist riders in pinpointing the exact location of their bus and its arrival time at their stop.
To help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, the town is participating in Canada’s largest-ever transportation demand reduction program—the Smart Commute Initiative. Smart Commute is a program across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) that helps individuals and organizations travel efficiently and sustainably. Using the Smart Commute app, commuters can find a carpool match, plan and track their carpool, transit, walking and cycling trips, join a network of GTHA commuters through their workplace or organization and take advantage of program benefits including workplace travel support.
Oakville is a 60-minute drive to the U.S. border, with easy access to Hamilton, Toronto and beyond via the QEW, 403, 407, and 401.
Oakville offers a wide range of lifestyle choices making its community one in which residents feel a sense of pride and connection.
With its proximity to the three largest cities in Ontario and its own booming economy, Oakville residents have the option to work in Oakville or commute.