Mon, 28 Mar 2022
The Town of Oakville is continuing to deliver a number of smart city technologies to better connect the community and improve access to town services. Free public Wi-Fi, digital information kiosks, and real-time parking information are now available in downtown Oakville.
The free Wi-Fi network is open to all visitors daily using a Wi-Fi-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer and is available in downtown Oakville from Navy to Allan streets along Lakeshore Road East.
To connect to the town’s Wi-Fi signal, go to your Wi-Fi settings on your device and select “Public Wireless”. A log in page should automatically open on your device, informing the user that by logging in, they are accepting the town’s terms and conditions for use of the free wireless network. Please note, Wi-Fi speed and availability is dependent on how many visitors connect to the service and what they are using the available Wi-Fi for.
Digital information kiosks have recently been installed at Reynolds, George, and Navy streets along Lakeshore Road East to help visitors learn more about what is happening in the area. A digital sign showing real-time information on parking availability has been installed on Lakeshore Road near Navy Street heading into the downtown core with another being installed on Trafalgar Road later this spring.
A map with real-time parking information is also available on the town's website to help residents find places to park more easily.
Visit the Smart technologies in downtown Oakville page for more information.
“Visitors can stay connected and enjoy an enhanced digital experience in downtown Oakville with free public Wi-Fi, information kiosks, and signs showing real-time parking availability. The town remains committed to delivering new technologies and innovative ways to connect our community and improve access to public services.”
Mayor Rob Burton