Each year, Town of Oakville receives plenty of kudos from organizations across the country. Here are a few of the feathers we added to our community’s cap in 2022.
New Community Profile earns a Marketing Canada Award
Our February 2022 Community Profile – Where Living Works (pdf) was designed to attract more great companies to our community by spotlighting the benefits of Oakville as a business location. It also attracted national honours: a prestigious Marketing Canada Award from the Economic Developers Association of Canada.
Oakville continues to rank among Canada’s best locations to invest
For the fourth year in a row, Site Selection Magazine — an international business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development — listed the Town of Oakville among the top 20 best locations to invest in Canada.
Culture Days festivities take home top spot
Oakville’s 2022 Culture Days celebration was ranked as Canada’s best among participating mid-sized cities, beating out Waterloo, North Vancouver and other communities across the country. This year, our annual event featured 84 unique in-person events and 14 virtual opportunities offered by the Town of Oakville, local artists, creators, and community groups.
Sixteen Mile branch relocation wins award
Steenhof Building Services Group won the first-place award for Educational Modular Building under 10,000 sqft. from the Modular Building Institute (MBI). The MBI Awards of Distinction represent the highest honours awarded to the modular construction industry.
Stepping up for United Way
The town received the Step up for the Community Award from United Way for fundraising more than $83,000. The funds will be invested into Halton and Hamilton programs including healthy food for families, afternoon programs for children and youth, support for older adults facing social isolation, and other supports to the vulnerable population.
Making a splash with aquatics programs and facilities
The town received Lifesaving Society Ontario’s David W. Pretty Cup for a third year in a row in recognition of having the largest lifesaving program in a community with a population between 100,000 and 250,000. Meanwhile, the Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre received the Parks and Recreation Ontario Aquatics Facility Design Award for excellence in aquatics facility design and innovation. The centre features a 25-metre lap pool swimming pool and a warm lap swimming pool that are kept at 84°F and each have a wheelchair access ramp into the water.