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Encyclopedia > Oakville, Ontario
Town of Oakville
Motto: Avancez (French for Go forward)[1]
Coordinates: 43°27′N 79°41′W / 43.45, -79.683
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Halton
Wards 6
Neighbourhoods 12
Established 1827
Government
 - Town Mayor Rob Burton.
 - Governing Body Oakville Town Council.
 - MPs Bonnie Brown, Garth Turner
 - MPPs Ted Chudleigh, Kevin Flynn
Area [1]
 - Total 138.51 km² (53.5 sq mi)
Elevation 173 m (568 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 165,613 (Ranked 26th)
 - Density 1,195.2/km² (3,095.6/sq mi)
  [2]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Postal code span L6(H,J,K,L,M)
[1] Stats Canada
Website: Town of Oakville Official Website

Oakville (2006 population 165,613[2]) is a town on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, midway between Toronto (about 31 km or 19 mi away) on its eastern border and Hamilton (about 20 km or 12 mi away) from its western border. Oakville is part of the Greater Toronto Area metropolitan community. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The Town of Oakville, Ontario location image with Oakville being red. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The Regional Municipality of Halton, or Halton Region, is a regional municipality located in Ontario, Canada in the southwest part of the Greater Toronto Area and until 1974 was known as Halton County. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Rob Burton was elected mayor of Oakville, Ontario in the November 13th 2006 municipal election. ... The Oakville Town Council is the governing body of the Town of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. ... Bonnie Brown in the Member of Parliament for the riding of Oakville and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... John Garth Turner, PC, MP, BA, MA (born March 14, 1949) is a Canadian business journalist, broadcaster, and politician. ... Ted Chudleigh is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Kevin Daniel Flynn is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The table below lists the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2006 census for census subdivisions. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ...

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History

In 1793, Dundas Street was surveyed for a military road. In 1805, the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada bought the lands between Etobicoke and Hamilton from the Mississaugas, except for the land at the mouths of Twelve Mile Creek (Bronte Creek), Sixteen Mile Creek, and along the Credit River. In 1807, British immigrants settled the area surrounding Dundas Street as well as on the shore of Lake Ontario. Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Dundas Street showing the 506 Carlton Streetcar (the 505 Dundas Street streetcar also runs along Dundas), with Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in background. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada was the legislature for the province of Upper Canada, which later became the province of Ontario. ... Etobicoke (pronounced a-TOE-ba-coe; in SAMPA [@toUb@koU]), is the western region of Toronto, Ontario. ... The Mississaugas are a native people located in Southern Ontario. ... Bronte Creek is a waterway in the Lake Ontario watershed of Ontario Canada. ... Sixteen Mile Creek is a river running through Halton Region Ontario, Canada, from the Niagara Escarpment, through the towns of Milton and Oakville, where it flows into Lake Ontario. ... The Credit River is a river in southern Ontario which flows from headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment to empty into Lake Ontario at Port Credit, Ontario, now part of Mississauga. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ...


In 1820, the Crown bought the area surrounding the waterways. The area around the creeks, 960 acres (approximately 4 km²), was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827. He left the development of the area to his son, Robert Kerr Chisholm and his brother-in-law, Thomas Merrick. 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... William Chisholm (October 15, 1788 – May 4, 1842) was a farmer, businessman and political figure in Upper Canada. ... Year 1827 (MDCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Robert Kerr Chisholm (May 26, 1819 – February 27, 1899) was a political figure in Oakville, Ontario, serving as mayor in 1866. ...


Oakville's first industries included shipbuilding, timber shipment, and wheat farming. In the 1850s, there was an economic recession and the foundry, the most important industry in town, was closed. Basket-making became a major industry in the town, and the Grand Trunk Railway was built through it. 1885 map The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) was a historic railway system which operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the American states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. ...


The town eventually became industrialized with the opening of Cities Service Canada {later BP Canada, and now Petro Canada) and Shell Canada (later closed) oil refineries, the Procor factory, and, most importantly, the Ford Motor Company's Canadian headquarters and plant, all in close proximinty to the Canadian National Railway and the QEW/403. Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the Venezuelan state-owned petroleum company, is a United States-incorporated firm refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products. ... BP Canada began operations in 1948 and for many years was in retail operations until Petro-Canada emerged in 1975. ... Petro-Canada (TSX: PCA, NYSE: PCZ) is a Canadian oil and gas firm. ... Shell Canada Limited (TSX: SHC) is one of Canadas largest integrated oil companies. ... View of the Shell/Valero Martinez oil refinery An oil refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into useful petroleum products. ... Procor are a Canadian company producing railway shipping cars. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS) is a Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ...


In 1962 the town of Oakville merged with its neighbouring villages (Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and the remainder of Trafalgar Township) to become the new Town of Oakville, reaching northwards to Steeles Avenue in Milton. In 1973, the restucturing of Halton County into Halton Region brought the northern border southwards to just north of Highway 407 Bronte is the community that makes up much of the west end of Oakville. ... Steeles Avenue, near its intersection with Warden Avenue. ... Coordinates: , Country Province Region Halton Established 1818 Government  - Town Mayor Gord Krantzz [1]  - MPs Bonnie Brown, Garth Turner  - MPPs Ted Chudleigh, Kevin Flynn Population (2006)  - Town 53,939 Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5) Area code(s) L9T Website: Town of Milton Milton (2006 census population 53,939) is a... Highway 407, officially called the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR), is a tollway located in southern Ontario Canadas Greater Toronto Area. ...


Divisions

Oakville's Planning Department divides the town into 12 communities. These divisions have little to do with politics and are based on traditional neighbourhoods. Oakville's Planning Department's 12 communities are:

  • Old Oakville - located in South-Central Oakville along the shore of Lake Ontario, it is the original Oakville Settlement and is centered on Oakville Harbour.
  • Bronte - located in Southwest Oakville along the shore of Lake Ontario, it is a community centred on Bronte Harbour and includes the Coronation Park district to its east.
  • Eastlake - located in Southeast Oakville along the shore of Lake Ontario, it is bordered on the west by Morrison Creek and to the north by Cornwall Road. 2005 Town Planning documents say its eastern boundary is Winston Churchill Blvd but the same document's map shows a different configuration (see link).
  • Clearview - located in Center East Oakville, also sometimes referred to as Sherwood Heights.
  • College Park - located between 16 Mile Creek and just east of Trafalgar Road, from the QEW north to Upper Middle Road, it surrounds Sheridan College.
  • Iroquois Ridge North - located in North East Oakville between Upper Middle Road and Dundas Street.
  • Iroquois Ridge South - located in North East Oakville. The Falgarwood area is located in the southern end of the Iroquois Ridge South community.
  • Glen Abbey - located in West Oakville, it is a large area west of the Glen Abbey Golf Course
  • Palermo - located in Northwest Oakville, it is a small community centred on the intersection of Dundas Street and Bronte Road (Highway 25).
  • River Oaks - located in North-Central Oakville, it includes the Oak Park development.
  • Uptown Core - located in North Centre Oakville. It includes the area on either side of Trafalgar Road between Dundas Street and Glenashton Drive.
  • West Oak Trails - located in North Centre West Oakville, it is also a fairly recent development.

Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Glen Abbey Golf Course is one of Canadas most famous golf courses. ...

Demographics

Ethnic Origin Population Percent
English 43,370 30.18%
Canadian 38,935 27.09%
Scottish 28,420 19.77%
Irish 25,695 17.88%
Italian 12,280 8.54%
German 12,260 8.53%
French 10,970 7.63%

According to the 2006 Canadian Census Oakville had 165,613 residents. This represents a 14.4% increase since the 2001 Census. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ...


Based on 2001 Canadian census data[3][4] Oakville is home to a number of ethnic groups. Due to its proximity to Toronto, the city is growing more diverse. Visible minority groups (non-white population) consists of Asian (chiefly East Indian) 4.3%, Chinese 2.2%, and Black 1.9%. A growing mixed race population totals 1.4%. The Indies, on the display globe of the Field Museum, Chicago The Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term used to describe lands of South and South-East Asia, occupying all of the former British India, the present Indian Union, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and...


79.4% of residents stated their religion as Christian, almost evenly split amongst Roman Catholics and Protestants including Anglicans. Non-Christian religions include Muslim: 2.0%, Hindu: 1.3%, Sikh: 1.1%, and Jewish: 0.7%. 14% indicated no religion. There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Bhavna says there are 300 million gods in Hinduism. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


Oakville was younger than Canada in terms of age in the 2001 Census. Some 21.7% of the population consisted of children (ages 0 - 14), while those over 65 number 10.8%, resulting in a growth rate of 12.7% in the 5 years before 2001, and a median age of 36.4 years.


The median household income was $ 83,982 with an average house value of $306,209.


Sports

Oakville has a long history of sporting. The only recognized professional sports team in Oakville is the Oakville Blue Devils of Canadian Soccer League. The Blue Devils are affiliated with the Oakville Soccer Club, which is the biggest soccer club in Canada.[5] Oakville also has a moderate amount of success in hockey with a Tier II Junior "A" franchise since 1966, and a "AAA" hockey system. The town also has a Junior "B" lacrosse team who recently won the Founders Cup in 2006. Oakville Blue Devils are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 2005. ... The name Canadian Soccer League has been used by two different professional sports leagues. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Victoria Shamrocks vs Peterborough Lakers, Mann Cup 2005. ... Founders Cup Trophy The Founders Cup is the championship trophy of Canadas Junior B Lacrosse leagues. ...

Glen Abbey Golf Course, site of several Canadian Open professional golf championships and many other amateur tournaments, is also located in Oakville. The National Womens Hockey League (NWHL) is the highest level of womens ice hockey in the world. ... The Oakville Blades are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Ontario Hockey Association and the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... The Oakville Buzz are Junior B box lacrosse team from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. ... The OLA Junior B Lacrosse League is a box lacrosse league sanctioned by the Ontario Lacrosse Association in Ontario, Canada. ... OMHA Emblem The Ontario Minor Hockey Association is a major ice hockey governing body at the minor level. ... Glen Abbey Golf Course is one of Canadas most famous golf courses. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ...


Education

Elementary schools and high schools in Oakville are a mix of private and public schools, with one of the highest ratios of private schools to student population in the country.[citation needed] Oakville is covered by the Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest, and Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Halton Catholic District School Board has its headquarters in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. ... The Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest, also known as CSDCSO or Ontario District School Board #58, manages the French-language schools in the central south-western region of Ontario. ... Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud has its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Oakville is home to Sheridan College, a renowned animation and business studies institute, and Oakville's only higher education facility. Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a diploma and degree granting Canadian polytechnic institute with campuses in Oakville, Ontario and Brampton, Ontario, both western suburbs of Toronto. ...


Government

Municipal

At the municipal level, the governing body is the Oakville Town Council consisting of a mayor (currently Rob Burton) and twelve councillors. The town is divided into six wards, with two councillors elected to represent each ward. The Oakville Town Council is the governing body of the Town of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. ... Categories: Lists of Canadian mayors ... Rob Burton was elected mayor of Oakville, Ontario in the November 13th 2006 municipal election. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K. and its former colonies. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods...


Each ward's Town Councillor represents the ward solely on Oakville Town Council. Each ward's Town and Regional Councillor is a member of the 21-member governing council of the Regional Municipality of Halton, in addition to being a member of the 13-member Town Council. The Regional Municipality of Halton, or Halton Region, is a regional municipality located in Ontario, Canada in the southwest part of the Greater Toronto Area and until 1974 was known as Halton County. ...


Provincial

Oakville is divided into two provincial ridings which use the same boundaries as the federal ridings and is currently represented provincially by: For the song by Chamillionaire, see Ridin. In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county[1]. The term has similar or analogous meanings in other countries. ...

Oakville in relation to the surrounding area ridings Oakville is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997. ... Kevin Daniel Flynn is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Halton is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1988 and since 1997, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1867 to 1902 and since 1999. ... Ted Chudleigh is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ...

Federal

Oakville is divided into two federal ridings which use the same boundaries as the provincial ridings and is currently represented federally by:

Bonnie Brown in the Member of Parliament for the riding of Oakville and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... John Garth Turner, PC, MP, BA, MA (born March 14, 1949) is a Canadian business journalist, broadcaster, and politician. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ...

Arts and culture

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts houses several performances by local and international artists. It is also the performing venue for the Oakville Symphony Orchestra and the Oakville Ballet Company. The Oakville Arts Council provides further artistic talents in the town showcasing films, literary figures and visual arts. The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a municipally run multi-use facility which opened in downtown Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1977. ... The Oakville School of Dance (est. ...


Taras Shevchenko Memorial Park

In close proximity to the crossing of Third Line and Dundas Street West is a sixteen acre park owned by the Ukrainian Taras H. Shevchenko Museum and Memorial Park Foundation with the poet's statue in the center.[6] Over the years, this site has been vandalized, including an arson fire that destroyed the Museum in 1998. Near the end of 2006, the statue was stolen, probably to be melted and bronze to be sold for scrap.[7] On January 2, 2007, Halton Regional Police recovered the statue's head.[8] Dundas Street showing the 506 Carlton Streetcar (the 505 Dundas Street streetcar also runs along Dundas), with Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in background. ... Taras Shevchenko Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: ) (March 9, 1814 [O.S. February 25] – March 10, 1861 [O.S. February 26]) was a Ukrainian poet, also an artist and a humanist. ... The Halton Regional Police Service polices the Regional Municipality of Halton which encompasses the City of Burlington and the Towns of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills. ...


Sister city

In April 1984, Oakville Mayor Harry Barrett, and Neyagawa Mayor Tadahiro Nishikawa signed an agreement making the two municipalities sister cities. In honour of this declaration, a major Oakville street was renamed Neyagawa Boulevard.[9] Neyagawa (寝屋川市; -shi) is a city located in Osaka, Japan. ...


External links

See also

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References


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Oakville is a very diverse city and this is mostly due to its proximity to Toronto.
Oakville is divided into two ridings that are used for both provincial and federal legislatures: Halton Riding and Oakville Riding.
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