In the community
The southwest corner of Ward 3 is defined by the Sixteen Mile Creek to the west and Lake Ontario to the south. For centuries the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation travelled on and lived alongside these two bodies of water. At the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek, residents can now enjoy Lakeside Park and boaters can set sail from Oakville Harbour.
The area is now characterized by it's lake access, the business district of Downtown Oakville, historic residential neighbourhoods and 20th-century lakefront estates. Downtown is recognized for its vibrant mix of historic and contemporary mixed-use commercial and residential buildings. Cultural and community facilities, including the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate and the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, make it a destination for residents and visitors.
The corridor along the QEW and railroad tracks is home to commercial, industrial and office buildings. Midtown Oakville makes up just over 100 hectares centred around the Oakville GO Station. The area is planned as a mixed-use urban community with tall buildings, open spaces, and recreational and retail amenities. Pedestrian, cycling, transit and street networks will connect to the rest of Oakville.
The Town of Oakville was founded on the treaty lands and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Ward 3 sits on both Treaty 14 land which covers the majority of Oakville and beyond, and Treaty 22 land, which includes the lands on both shores of Sixteen Mile Creek south of the QEW.
- Oakville Public Library
- Public Engagement Hub