Posts Tagged ‘Bronte’

Initiative to Protect 14 Mile Creek Greenspace Underway

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014


Kevin Flynn MPP for Oakville continues to promote the protection of greenspace in Oakville. The Provincial government along with the Town of Oakville and Region of Halton have been studying sensitive lands included in the natural heritage system of the 14 Mile Creek. MPP Flynn has written to the Minister of Infrastructure to ask that any plans to sell these lands are cancelled. “Oakville citizens are very committed to the principles of complete communities including responsible growth and protection of our greenspaces. I am certain that the protection of this greenspace fits into the concept of a complete community and will benefit our town and province for years to come,” remarked Flynn.

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Fun Winter Activities Right Outside Your Door

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Just because it is cold and snowy outside does not mean you have to stay stuck indoors all winter. Halton Region still offers plenty of activities to see and do anytime of the year.

Obviously, this is the best time to hit the slopes. Glen Eden has a 45-acre ski resort with 12 trails and a snow-tubing park. They offer private or group lessons for skiing and snowboarding. Or, if cross-country skiing is more your speed, you can visit one of the many provincial parks in the area to explore the trails. Bronte Creek Provincial Park has 5 kilometers of trails that loop throughout the park and are perfect for navigating on cross-country skis or snowshoes.

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State of the Art Hearing Clinic in Bronte Village

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Laura and Susan

Hearing Excellence, a state-of- the- art hearing clinic, strategically located at 100 Bronte Road in Bronte Village Oakville, opened its doors last February. Owner, Vineeta Ojha, takes pride in the quality of service she delivers and the impact the clinic makes in the lives of her clients.

Vineeta says, “Untreated hearing loss is common and may lead to isolation, depression and other medical conditions. When our clients ask us when is the right time to get their hearing tested, our answer is simple. Hearing is a precious gift and we need to monitor it regularly.”

Unique to the Hearing Excellence Clinic is their “Sound Escape Room” (SER) where clients get to try their hearing aids in multiple listening environments. Clients can listen to the sounds of waves or chirping of birds and many other listening environments right in the office in the SER without their hearing devices.

They can see/hear for themselves the difference new technologies can make in their daily lives. The key is to ensure that clients get the best out of their devices and that their hearing aids work for them in the best way possible. Detailed explanations on the hearing test results are offered and clients receive recommendations on the best possible solutions to improve the quality of their hearing.

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Find Health and Wellness in Bronte Village

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Bronte Village is the Health and Wellness Capital of Oakville,” according to Bronte BIA Chair, Mary Roberts, “It is a small area of Oakville that boasts big city services and professionalism with solid expertise and dedication to seeing that you find exactly what you are looking for. Together, these health and wellness professionals form a support team that draws visitors and locals alike who seek excellence.

Oakville’s vision is to become the most livable town in Canada. The health and well-being of its citizens is a key element. Oakville boasts health and wellness services with skilled practitioners second to none.

A little known fact about Bronte Village (southwest Oakville) is the number of unique health care professionals offering a wide variety of talents and a diverse range of services.

Thought for today:

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha

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Bronte gears up for second phase of economic plan

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The Bronte BIA is gearing up for the second phase of an economic action plan for Bronte Village merchants. In the fall of 2011, the Board of the Bronte BIA, through Board Member and Ward 1 Councillor Ralph Robinson, asked for assistance from the Town of Oakville’s Economic Development Dept. to form an expert panel to explore ways in which to improve the business climate in Bronte Village.

Since then, the BIA has worked with the Town departments to set out a process for consultation with the business community. Urban Marketing Collaborative (UMC), specialists in retail projects, were hired to undertake research as well as facilitate interviews, focus group sessions and stakeholder workshops in order to deliver a strategic economic action plan for Bronte, which has been received by Council.

Phase II of this process is taking place this week with two more stakeholder workshops planned for Thursday, October 10 at 8am at Walton Memorial United Church, the second on Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm. at the same location.

“This is an important initiative for Bronte”, says BIA Chair, Mary Roberts. During Phase I of this process we were told by prominent architect Ralph Giannone, a member of the expert panel who has been a key player in the design of many communities, “that Bronte Village is the next great thing on the western GTA waterfront, I’ve seen it before, change is coming and Bronte better be prepared for it”.

Roberts urges all Bronte BIA merchants and commercial property owners to engage in this process and be a part of the vision for our emerging Bronte.

She asked that people respond to either of the dates offered by responding to Victoria Stasiuk, Senior Economic Development Officer, Economic Development Dept., Town of Oakville at 905-845-6601 ext.3367 or by email to vstasiuk@oakville.ca