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Oakville, Ontario

city in Halton Region, Ontario

Oakville is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Town of Oakville
The downtown area of Oakville
The downtown area of Oakville
Motto(s): 
"Avancez" (French)
"Go forward" (English)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°27′N 79°41′W / 43.450°N 79.683°W / 43.450; -79.683
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
RegionHalton
Wards6
Neighbourhoods12
Founded1827
Government
 • Town MayorRob Burton
 • Governing bodyOakville Town Council
 • MPsTerence Young
Lisa Raitt
 • MPPsTed Chudleigh
Kevin Flynn
Area
 • Land138.88 km2 (53.62 sq mi)
Elevation
173 m (568 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total182,520
 • Density1,314.2/km2 (3,404/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
L6(H,J,K,L,M)
Area code(s)905, 289
WebsiteTown of Oakville Website

The population of Oakville was 182,520 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Oakville is Rob Burton.

Dundas Street was surveyed for a military road in 1793 and was bought by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada in 1805. British immigrants settled the area surrounding Dundas Street as well as on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1807. The Crown bought the area surrounding the waterways in 1820 and the area around the creeks, gave up to the Crown by the Mississaugas, was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827.[2]

The towns of Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and the remainder of Trafalgar Township merged with Oakville in 1962.

The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at 3001 Hospital Gate is open (as of December 13, 2015).

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census subdivision of Oakville, T - Ontario". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  2. "Oakville Museum History". Oakville. Retrieved 2012-12-14.

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