Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Oakville’

Big Plans for Downtown Oakville – What’s your Opinion

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Downtown Oakville

This Thursday, January 30, 2014, Oakville residents and business owners are invited to join the Downtown Plan discussion at an open house and workshop.

Since the Downtown Plan launch in December 2013, the study consultants have meet with over 45 community groups/organizations to understand their needs and wants in creating a downtown cultural hub and redesigning the function and look of the downtown streets.

With a projected cost of $30M to 100M the Town needs to hear from you!


Looking for Halloween Fun in Oakville?

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Check out our round up of local events to help get you spooked this year.

Fun for all ages and perfect for your daily dose of exercise – why not check out the Ghost Walks hosted by the Oakville Historical Society. Join the Society volunteers for a guided walk around the oldest part of Town and hear about some of Oakville’s ghosts and haunted happenings. Perhaps you’ll see a spirit or two on your walk! The walks start at 110 King St. and last about an hour. Adults are $12 and children under 12 are $6. For dates and times check out the Oakville Historical Society website.

On Halloween night get really spooked at Scaresdale Manor, located at 480 Scarsdale Court in Southwest Oakville. Each year, this ordinary suburban residence transforms into the amusingly spooky ‘Scaresdale Manor’, an elaborate haunted yard display which is well-respected and eagerly anticipated by the community, featuring many hand-crafted props and creatures, roaming characters, and dynamic, custom-made digital animation! For more information visit their haunted website.

How about Halloween Chow at the Whole Foods Market? On October 31 enjoy a Ghoulish lunch at the Bat Cart from noon to 1pm. Show up in costume and eat for free.  Don’t let the kids trick or treat on an empty stomach. Kids Hot Buffet features everyone’s favorites from 4pm to 7pm. Kids under 12 eat for free.  For details visit the Whole Foods Oakville Website.


Living in Oakville is a Good Investment

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

When deciding to buy a home, it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities of your life. Whatever your reasons – purchasing for the first time, upsizing due to financial or familial gains, or downsizing while gearing towards retirement – rest assured that choosing Oakville is a choice well made. As a resident of the Town of Oakville for over 30 years, I have personally seen our community change and grow in so many fantastic ways. Not only is it a beautiful place to live, but it is a thriving community with a tremendous amount of social and economic growth that carefully maintains a small-town feel.

Located off the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, our town has a strong and meaningful heritage. Known more recently for the vibrancy of its downtown core, Oakville manages to maintain a small-town feel that is loved by those who live here. Choosing to invest in the Oakville real estate market means you are investing in an exciting and economically prosperous town which is not only home to a highly respected school board, but home to amazing sports facilities, golf courses, private schools, shopping areas and a booming housing market that just continues to grow! With over 2400 acres of park space and beautiful walking trails, Oakville offers the perfect balance between an urban and rural setting. Whatever your preference, the Town of Oakville offers it!

Since 2012, the average housing price in Oakville has risen by almost 7% to $747,857.00 from $701,144.00. In an economy that has not been overly confident in our housing market over the last few years, it is clear that Oakville has not been affected, and for good reason. Located just outside Toronto, the Town of Oakville is a short commute for Toronto workers and boasts bigger homes with more property at a better value. Schools in Oakville are ranked amongst the highest in our province and the new Oakville hospital will be the most medically advanced facility in the Halton district. Our downtown core features a wide variety of boutiques and restaurants for every taste and budget while carefully maintaining the perfect balance between city chic and small town hospitality. Oakville’s uptown core also has a great feel, offering a fantastic variety of restaurants, shopping areas as well as new residential and schooling developments which has enabled Oakville to continue growing as one of the most desirable communities to live.


Get To Know Vocado!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Kolleen & Emily at Vocado

Downtown Oakville has many fabulous clothing boutiques, but one of my favourites is Vocado. Not only do they have a great selection of clothing, accessories and footwear, as well as the hottest denim selection in town, but it’s the kind of place where the staff immediately make you feel comfortable, and as co-owner Emily says “it’s a warm, friendly environment and we’re proud of it, and customers become our friends and we love that.”

The co-owners of Vocado are long time friends, and met years ago when they both worked at a children’s toy and book store on Lakeshore Road as teenagers. Emily Dobbie and Kolleen Hanna both grew up in Oakville, and they dreamt that one day they would open a fabulous boutique filled with all of their favourite fashions. Now, they actually have two fabulous boutiques, one in Liberty Village in Toronto, and their hometown location in Oakville, just down the street from where they met.


Core1 – Oakville’s Apple store with more

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012


Most people have at least one Apple product in their house. Even if you aren’t an iPhone user, or don’t have a Mac Book, it’s likely that you have some form of iPod in your possession.

Core1 is THE place to go for everything Apple.

From cables, cords and a new set of earbud headphones to the groundbreaking performance of the ultra fast Mac Pro desktop. But Core1 isn’t just the place to go to pick up the latest gadgets; it’s the place to go to learn how to make the most out of them as well.

Located in Downtown Oakville, Core1 is your Apple store with more. With a modern, yet comfortable environment, the friendly and helpful highly trained staff will be happy to answer all of your questions. Core1 is also one of the few retailers to receive the coveted Apple Premium Service Provider title, so you can be confident in knowing you’ve come to the right place.

From how to download music from iTunes, to in-depth training on the latest operating system, Core1 offers training session seminars and workshops on a variety of different levels, from one-on-one to group lessons. First time Mac purchasers who are new to the Apple world, or even new to computers, can sign up for weekly sessions for an entire year for as little as $99.