Oakville's prime location in the heart of the western GTA provides a clear advantage for our local companies.  

The world at your doorstep

For ready access to domestic or global markets, Oakville has the ideal location. Located in the Greater Toronto Area and only 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, Oakville offers several advantages. 

  • An Oakville location provides easy access to three 400-series highways, intermodal rail facilities, two international airports and two shipping ports. 
  • A short one-hour drive from Oakville will take you to one of two U.S. border crossings at Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York. 
  • Several major US cities, including New York, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC, are within a 90-minute flight or a one-day drive. 

Two nearby international airports

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson Airport - 25 minutes away

Canada's largest and busiest airport is only 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Oakville. Pearson provides access to over 180 destinations and offers both U.S. and Canadian customs clearance. Many key business destinations such as New York, Boston and Chicago can be reached within a 90-minute flight.  

Pearson Airport


John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport - 35 minutes away

The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport has full passenger and cargo services across North America and is 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Oakville. It is Canada's major airport for freight and cargo aircraft. 

Hamilton Airport 

QEW highway

A highway connection in every direction

Major highways are easily accessible throughout Oakville. 

The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) connects Oakville to Toronto, Hamilton and the US border, while the 400-series highways (401, 403 and 407) connect the community to the GTA and to both southern and eastern Ontario. 

CN Rail train

North American rail service for freight

CN Rail and Canadian Pacific (CP) operate an extensive network of truck-rail services throughout North America. 

CP's Expressway intermodal rail freight terminal is located 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Oakville. 

CN Rail CP Rail

Hamilton Harbour

Two shipping ports nearby - 40 kilometres away

For cargo shipments through the Great Lakes system, Toronto Harbour and Hamilton Harbour provide access to the 3,700 kilometre/2,300 mile St. Lawrence Seaway system. 

Hamilton Ports Toronto Ports

Commuting made easy

GO Train

GO Transit

Enjoy all day GO Transit service between Oakville and downtown Toronto, departing every 5 to 15 minutes with a total trip time of 30 to 45 minutes.

With two stations in Oakville - Oakville GO and Bronte GO - local businesses can tap into a Greater Toronto and Hamilton area workforce of over 3.9 million. 

GO Transit

Oakville Transit buses

Public transit in the community

Oakville Transit provides local travel options, connecting to two GO Stations in Oakville and to the Clarkson GO Transit station in neighbouring Mississauga.

The town is always monitoring new businesses to ensure that local transportation options align with the needs of the business community.

Oakville Transit