Oakville is a vibrant suburban town that lies on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Oakville, being a smaller town in Ontario, has a modest population of roughly 182,520 (2011 estimate). The town is uniquely located, being only 30 km away from downtown Toronto. And the town neighbours with the US, being only an hour drive to Buffalo, NY. Oakville thrives in the world of business, being home to several national offices such as Ford Canada and Siemens Canada.

Oakville City Site
Oakville Demographics

Oakville History

Oakville's history began in 1827 by Colonel William Chisholm. Chisholm purchased the land from the Mississauga people to build a shipyard. The town flourished in the timber and shipbuilding industries for the 19th century. Oakville's harbour served as an entry point for African American slaves. Oakville was incorporated as a town in 1857. In 1962, Oakville merged with the townships Trafalgar and Bronte.

History of Oakville
Oakville History Society

Oakville Weather

According to Environment Canada, Oakville is home to some of the best weather Canada has to offer. Cities in Canada typically experience around 130 days of rain per year, yet Oakville only experiences around 102. The average yearly temperature is 8.1°C. July, the warmest month has an average temperature of 21.5°C. The coldest month, January, has an average temperature of -4.9°C.

Oakville Climate
Forecast for Oakville

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Cost of living in Oakville

According to Numbeo, the cost of living in Oakville is about $1,050 for a single bedroom apartment. Oakville is roughly 14 percent more expensive to live in than the rest of Canada. Although, compared to Toronto, the capital of Ontario, the cost of living is about 23 percent lower.

Numbeo: Cost of Living in Oakville
Cost Comparison: Oakville vs. Toronto

Real Estate

Per the most recent census (2016), there are 45,595 private dwellings in Oakville. Oakville Planning Department divides the town into 13 neighbourhoods. Oakville has proved to be very desirable for most Canadians. Moneysense ranks Oakville as third in quality of life for all of Canada. The town of Oakville is rich in nature with over 1,420 hectares of parkland and 150 kilometers of trails.

Homes for Sale in Oakville
Apartments for Rent in Oakville

Locate Key Resources


Oakville is home to roughly 30 medical clinics, most welcoming walk-ins. Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Milton District Hospital, and Georgetown Hospital make up the Halton Healthcare Services Corporation (HHS). Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is the only hospital serving the Oakville area.

Oakville Walk-In Medical Clinic Directory
Halton Healthcare


Oakville is abundant in options for transportation. Oakville transit provides 24 routes covering nearly the entirety of the town. Oakville transit uses the most up to date technology and provides accessibility to all people. If you prefer a more active alternative, Oakville has over 105 kilometers of on-and-off road cycling routes. The closest airport to Oakville is Toronto Pearson International airport. Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest and busiest airport, serving 41 million passengers annually.

Oakville Transit
Walking and Cycling in Oakville
Toronto Pearson International Airport


Oakville is home to over 80 schools. With over 10 private schools, private education is common in the city. In the heart of Oakville, Sheridan College's Skills Training Centre serves over 650+ students in various trades. Oakville is within close proximity of McMaster University and the University of Toronto, two of Canada's highest ranked universities.

University of Toronto
Sheridan College Skills Training Centre
Schools in Oakville

Enjoy The City


You won't go without a good night’s rest here. Oakville accommodates a stay for everyone. If you're one for a less traditional route, the town is ample in Airbnbs. In case you're one for traveling, Sandman Hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the Niagara Falls and Toronto. Homewood Suites, an affordable stay, is continuously recognized for their hospitality.

Stay in Oakville
Airbnb Oakville
Oakville Hotels (TripAdvisor)


Oakville is commonly recognized as a culinary destination in the greater Toronto area. Start your savory journey with authentic French dishes at JAC's Bistro. If you're cruising downtown and you're one for scenic views, the Plank Restobar overlooks the harbour. Stoney's Bread Company, a local favorite, serves a wide array of sandwiches and pizza. If you'd prefer an intimate setting, you’ll enjoy fine dining at Oakville's top rated restaurant, Cucci.

Top 10 Restaurants in Oakville
Restaurants in Oakville (TripAdvisor)

Things To Do

Gairloch Gardens is a must see! The park offers breathtaking views of beautiful flowers, scenery, and majestic trees. Bronte Creek is an ideal place to bring the family with a campground that has a children's farm, disc golf course, hiking trails, etc. If you're one for arts and culture, Oakville has exhibits, performances, and tours offered through the entirety of the year. Oakville is full of retail plazas, shopping malls, and specialty shops so it’s perfect for shopping sprees.

Experience Oakville
Top Attractions in Oakville (TripAdvisor)

Your Oakville Movers:

AMJ Campbell Van Lines

2924 Portland Drive
Oakville, ON

(905) 829-1233

Crown Relocations Canada

3100 Harvester Road, Unit #4
Burlington, ON

(905) 332-4332

King's Transfer Van Lines

863 Main Street East
Milton, ON

(905) 319-2263

Avenue Moving and Storage Ltd.

137 Horner Ave., Unit 2
Toronto, ON

(416) 253-3899

Scannell Moving & Storage

863 Main St., E.
Milton, ON

(905) 878-2823

Collins & Greig Cartage Ltd.

851 Rangeview Road
Mississauga, ON

(905) 274-2991

Mackie Moving Systems Corporation

6701 Financial Drive
Mississauga, ON

(905) 363-1026

King's Transfer Van Lines - Mississauga

4100A Sladeview Crescent
Units # 1 & 2

Mississauga, ON

(905) 565-9950

Premiere Van Lines

1303 Aerowood Drive, Unit D
Mississauga, ON

(905) 502-6683

AMJ Campbell Toronto West

6140 Vipond Drive
Mississauga, ON

(905) 670-7111

Harvey Moving and Storage

505 Kenora Ave., Units #5 - 7
Hamilton, ON

(905) 573-8776

Falla Cartage & Movers Ltd.

10 - 495 Woodward Ave.
Hamilton, ON

(905) 544-1744

Dewitt Movers & Storage

140 King St., E.
Dundas, ON

(905) 522-5566

AMJ Campbell Van Lines

305 Industrial Road
Unit 102

Cambridge, ON

(519) 896-3366