Welcome to Oakville

Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada

A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Voted the “Best Place to Live in Canada” for 2018 (MoneySense.ca), it’s no secret that people move from all over the world to enjoy everything Oakville has to offer it’s residents.

Founded in 1857, this striking town has become one of the most coveted residential and business centres on the shores of Lake Ontario, and for good reason.

This thriving municipality of about 211,000 residents provides all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre, while also maintaining its small-town ambiance. Along Historic Downtown streets, Oakville offers a mix of converted 19th century buildings which accommodate over 400 fine shops, services and restaurants.

The rankings looked at factors such as crime rate, taxes, weather and affordability. With a median household income of $111,468 and average value of primary real estate of $879,261, it understandably stands out in terms of maintaining a very high standard of living. In addition, Oakville also boasts the country’s 3rd best weather. It makes sense that plenty of the people living in Oakville would rather commute to Toronto than live there.  A 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, and an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls and the U.S. border, Oakville boasts an $88 million tourism industry, with over 900,000 visitors annually.


Residents and visitors enjoy theatre, dance, music and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. They can visit the museum at Erchless Estate, located in the home of the Chisolms, Oakville’s founding family. Other points of interest include galleries, historical societies and local architecture, especially in heritage neighbourhoods.

Among the many special attractions and activities for the whole family, Oakville’s annual Midnight Madness and Jazz Festival draw crowds from around the GTA. The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities. Golfers can play at one of seven golf courses, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course, which has hosted the Canadian Open for many years.

Enjoy over 2,400 acres of park space, many with groomed hiking trails, or join a recreation centre which provides programs for all ages. For boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sail and powerboats.


Gairloch Gardens


Aspen Forest Park


Cornwall Road Park


Coronation Park


Lakeside Park


Lakeside Park



Oakville values education for its youth and offers many choices for its learners. Our public schools, Catholic schools, and private schools are the best in the country. Our high standard of living ensures that highly qualified, passionate teachers are drawn to our town. Please click the picture below to see all the schools available in that area of Oakville.


Central Branch Library

120 Navy Street
905 815 2042

Clearview Branch Library

148 Winston Churchill Blvd. B5
905 815 2033

Glen Abbey Branch Library

1415 Third Line
905 815 2039

Iroquois Ridge Branch Library

1051 Glenashton Drive
905 338 4247

White Oaks Branch Library

1070 McCraney Street East
905 815 2038

Woodside Branch Library

1274 Rebecca Street
905 815 2036