Centennial Square in Downtown Oakville
Oakville: where the work-life balance couldn't be better
It is a reality and ranks right near the top as one of the main reasons business leaders, owners and employees choose our community to work and to live. Our enviable recreation and lifestyle options have helped Oakville consistently rate as one of the top places to live and raise kids in Canada.
Oakville residents have the distinct advantage of being able to live life to the fullest. With an expansive view of Lake Ontario, our downtown area features both historic and modern architecture, with buildings that house over 400 fine shops, services and restaurants.
With theatres, festivals, galleries, over 2,400 acres (972 hectares) of parkland and more than 20 golf courses nearby, including the renowned Glen Abbey Golf Club, you’ll never run out of entertainment and leisure options.
Oakville is home to three business improvement areas (BIAs). These commercial areas have exciting and varied shopping, cultural and restaurant offerings and are local destinations for residents and employees in Oakville.
Oakville is a town of safe neighbourhoods, each with its own personality, traditions, distinctive architecture and lifestyle choices. New residents have a range of choices - from lake front lots and traditional homes, to smart modern subdivisions and condos.
Oakville residents have access to the best educational institutions throughout Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area. You, your family or your employees can take full advantage of opportunities for education at every level.
Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. This striking town has become one of the most coveted residential and business communities in Ontario.
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In the heart of Canada's Golden Horseshoe, Oakville leaves a lasting impression with visitors who experience one of Canada's most livable cities. Whether is theatre, sports, leisurely pursuits, history, art, dining out or the charm and character of our distinctive heritage neighbourhoods, Oakville has so much to offer visitors. Special attractions, festivals and activities are geared to the whole family. Visitors can take in acres of park space, many with groomed hiking trails, or a recreation centre which provides programs for all ages. For boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sail and powerboats.