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Old Oakville (Includes Kerr Village and West Harbour)

Old Oakville

Old Oakville includes Kerr Village and West Harbour the area extends from Lake Ontario (south) up to the QEW (north)  and from Dorval Drive (west) over to Chartwell Road (east)

Oakville was originally purchased by the Crown from the Indigenous Mississaugas in 1805 and the first British immigrants came to the area in 1807. In 1827 the land was auctioned off to Colonel William Chisholm who established Oakville as a ship building town and a port of entry in to Canada. William Chisholm built his own home ‘The Erchless Estate’ overlooking Lake Ontario and the newly established harbour. The historic buildings at the bottom of Navy Street are now part of Oakville’s community museum.

Old Oakville is one of Oakville’s prettiest neighbourhoods. There’s a mix architectural styles from old heritage homes to new custom builds. Stunning mansions grace the waterfront and downtown condominiums provide a turn key lifestyle for down-sizers and busy professionals. The streets are lined with mature trees and beautiful gardens can be seen just about everywhere. High ranking schools most often attract younger families while the ability to walk to restaurants, stores and Town Square draw the older crowd.

Schools:

Primary:
W.H. Morden PS: English K-8
New Central PS: English K-5
Oakwood PS: English K-5
Maple Grove PS: English  7-8
Pine Grove PS: French Immersion 2-8
E.J. James PS: French Immersion 2-8

Secondary:
T.A. Blakelock HS 9-12
Oakville Trafalgar HS 9-12
T.A. Blakelock HS: French Immersion 9-12
Oakville Trafalgar HS: French Immersion 9-12

Link to Find My School:  Halton District School Board  and Halton Catholic District School  Board

Highlights:

Oakville Museum: The museum holds a diverse collection of objects reflecting the history of Oakville from its establishment to the present day including costumes and textiles, fine and decorative arts, ethnological artifacts and Chisholm family-related materials.

Downtown Oakville: An upscale lakeside shopping district rich in historical character. Here you’ll find six blocks of beloved local shops, restaurants, and specialty boutiques and services,  as well as top names in fashion.

Kerr Village:  A vibrant community with a unique character nestled in the heart of Oakville. Kerr Village has a welcoming, eclectic, and trendy vibe. There’s a wide array of unique shops, restaurants, services, and community events.

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts: The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts provides its guests with a place to learn through dance, music, storytelling and theatre, in one of two theatres located on beautiful Oakville Harbour. Local, national and international performers delight audiences up to 260 days of the year.

Tannery and Water Works Park: revitalized shoreline and waterfront trail connecting Water Works Park and Tannery Park extends from the bottom of Kerr St. to the the mouth of the 16 mile Creek. 

Closest Dog Parks:

Post Park Leash Free:  Located at 512 Macdonald Road, between Balsam Drive and Chartwell Road.
Kingsford Gardens Leash Free: As you enter Clearview from the South Service Road at 2267 Kingsford Drive
Glenashton Leash Free: 1051 Glenashton drive, north of Upper Middle Road at 8th Line and Glenashton Drive.

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Claudia Chopik

Claudia Chopik

Hi, there! I’m Claudia, the founder of Meet Me In Oakville – A strong tribe of Oakville residents who get weekly information about the best events, restaurants, shopping, activities, and real estate In and Around Oakville, Ontario.