Change Your Clocks and Batteries this Weekend


The Oakville Fire department is reminding residents to change their smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries when they change their clocks for daylight savings time this Sunday, March 8.

Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Replacement times for carbon monoxide alarms vary from five to 10 years. Always follow the replacement schedule posted on each alarm.


Nominations now open for Oakville’s Community Spirit Awards


This year’s annual Community Spirit Awards presentation will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at Oakville’s Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). The 2015 Community Spirit Awards will be designed by local ceramic artist and QEPCCC instructor Thomas J. Suh.

Nomination forms are available at all town recreation facilities, Town Hall and Oakville Public Library branches, or can be completed online.


Property taxes on the rise in Oakville


Town staff presented Oakville’s proposed 2015 operating and capital budgets to the Budget Committee achieving Council's direction to keep the total property tax increase in line with inflation.

Town staff recommended a 2.35 per cent increase to the town’s portion of the tax bill for an overall property tax increase of 1.53 per cent including the approved region increase and estimated education tax rates.


Hundreds of free family-friendly activities across Oakville


The best thing about memories is making them! Build your Family Day tradition with the Town of Oakville on Monday, February 16. The town’s seventh annual Family Day celebration promises tons of free family-friendly activities and events for all ages and abilities.


Public Consultation Needed – Rates and Fees for 2015


Staff will present the 2015 budget discussion document to the Budget Committee on Thursday, February 19.

The Budget Committee will then hold both formal and informal public consultation meetings before the budget is brought forward to Council for approval on March 30.


Tour of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Oakville seniors


The Town of Oakville and many generous volunteers hosted the 45th annual Tour of Lights party last night to give 160 Oakville seniors an opportunity to take in the holiday light displays throughout town.

This year’s event began with a refreshment stop and entertainment at Town Hall followed by a tour of Oakville’s brightest holiday light displays led by off-duty Oakville Transit drivers and limousine drivers from Ward’s Funeral Home.


Christmas fire safety from Oakville Fire Department


Oakville Fire is joining fire departments across Ontario today in support of the Ontario Fire Marshal’s “12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety” campaign to raise awareness of the additional hazards the holiday season can bring and the steps residents can take to stay safe.


Anti-bullying advocate Kirk Smalley to speak in Oakville

As part of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 16-22, the YMCA of Oakville will host an evening speaking engagement for parents with anti-bullying advocate Kirk Smalley at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 at Oakville Town Hall.


New Canadians sworn in at Oakville citizenship ceremony


Twenty-eight new Canadian citizens were welcomed today at a citizenship ceremony hosted by the Town of Oakville in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Oakville’s newest Canadians come from 16 different countries.


Have your say about public transportation in Oakville


As part of its current service review, Oakville Transit has launched a new online survey at to gather feedback and suggestions from residents and workers in Oakville who do not use public transit. The survey will be available until Friday, November 21 at midnight.