Posts Tagged ‘Oakville’

Bronte Village Welcomes You Home

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

As many of you know, Oakville offers an incredible array of neighbourhoods to choose from when looking for your perfect home. One of the oldest and most historical areas in Oakville is the quaint and beautiful Bronte Village situated only steps from the lake and prestigious Bronte Harbour.

The first harbour built in Bronte Village was completed in 1856 and became a popular hub for many activities – both social and industrial. Today, Oakville’s very own Village-On-The-Lake offers an incredible amount of activities, shopping and dining options for local residents and a special historical feel that is adored by all who visit.  Some of Oakville’s best restaurants, salons and boutiques call Bronte Village home, and if you are looking to move to or within Oakville, you can too!

The beauty of Bronte Village lies not only with the fact that you can enjoy french fries from a chip wagon and ice cream from one of Oakville’s most well-known creameries while strolling along the pier on a lovely summer day, but in the fact that this community is currently offering a number of luxury condos on the lake and detached luxury homes for sale.

If you are looking for a home in Oakville, consider three custom homes currently under construction, choose your finishes and move into your new home in the spring. Or if a waterfront contemporary home with riparian rights is more your style, that wish can also come true. Meanwhile, The Shores continues to offer some of the most luxurious and affordable waterfront condominium living in Oakville. Real estate values in this hidden gem of a community continue to increase well beyond current market averages.

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There’s Still Time…Help United Way Oakville Reach & Exceed 2012 Goal Today

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Oakville United Way Community Leaders Reception:   Speaker David Nickerson, Jo & Host Stephen Sparling

United Way Oakville will receive a donation gift from Stephen Sparling and generous Oakville business people who were invited to join Stephen’s “$1000 Club”. Designed to help Oakville United Way reach their projected 2012 goal of 4.2 million dollars by January 22nd 2013, Stephen hosted an Oakville United Way Community Leaders Reception with guest speaker David Nickerson, an employee of Stephen Sparling International, at the offices of OcConnor MacLeod Hanna.

United Way Oakville has a shortfall of $60,000 as their 2012 campaign comes to a close. The $1000 Club has raised over $20,000. Stephen Sparling hopes to increase this gift with your help. The $1000 Club’s gift will be matched by The Sproutt Foundation, an organization that matches Community Leadership gifts of $1000.00 or more. Brad Park, United Way Oakville CEO, says “The United Way Oakville goal reflects the very real needs of important agencies and services in our community – services that are in danger if the goal is not met. Your gift-donations will promote healthy people and strong communities”. (more…)

Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr: A Halton Economic Update

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair with Julia Hanna, Oakville Chamber of Commerce Chair

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce hosted Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair, to give a Halton Economic Update to its members. His message was clear and concise. He is proud that “Halton is a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire” He also feels that “because we are blessed with this inviting and stable environment, businesses are attracted to Halton and want to call it home.”

Gary Carr was elected to the position of Regional Chair at the Regional Municipality of Halton in 2006, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Committed, charismatic, entertaining and well organized, Gary has, during his time as Halton Regional Chair, made himself available at all times, stayed involved in the Halton community and has continually strived to create an environment that will reflect the high standards that the Halton Region has now and will continue to have in the future. A progressive, long-term approach to planning has been mandated in order to build an even better Halton Region.

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Abbey Park High School Students Host “Human Trafficking Awareness Week”

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Taylor of “free-them” & Monisha at Abbey Park High School

Abbey Park High School students hosted “Human Trafficking Awareness Week” to fight the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise, that of human trafficking. Abbey Park students have partnered with our local “free-them” organization for the second year to raise funds for the victims, and to increase awareness of the human trafficking issue in the Halton Region and Canada.

In 2011, Abbey Park High School student Anu Lalith Kumar discovered the issue of human trafficking when a neighbour asked her to put up posters for “free-them”. Her fellow social change council members got on board with the campaign, fostering the desire to contribute positively to community and the environment. Kumar along with social change council members partnered with “free-them” to organize “free-them” Human Trafficking Awareness Week. Kumar, now a graduate of Abbey Park, says, “High school students are in the prime target range of trafficked humans, so I’m hoping more students will be affected by the severity of this issue and participate in the week’s activities, as well as make donations.”

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Santa Claus is coming to Oakville! Events to Welcome the Christmas Season!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Christmas Tree to light up the town!


Santa Claus is coming to Oakville! Our Town is preparing for his visit with the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies, sponsored by our local BIAs, in Downtown Oakville, Kerr Village and in Bronte Harbour Village. Celebrate the lights, the charm and the magic of Oakville as the Christmas festivities begin on November 16th.

With entertainment beginning at 5pm on Friday November 16th the official lighting of Oakville’s Downtown Christmas Tree at the Towne Square will begin. Santa’s Ambassadors will be treating everyone to free apple cider and hot chocolate. The Salvation Army Band, St Andrew’s Children’s Choir and, at 7pm, an old fashioned downtown Oakville Christmas Carol sing-a-long with the Appleby College Choir followed by music by Holiday Jazz will be special parts of the evening as you enjoy the festivities and wait to see the glorious Downtown Christmas Tree come alive for the 2012 Christmas season at 7:30 pm.

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