Oakville is a vibrant and impressive community of approximately 170,000 residents within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Founded in 1857, this beautiful lakeside community has a strong heritage that is preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Today, Oakville has become one of the most coveted residential and business centres in Ontario, with great neighbourhoods, quality schools, easy access to major highways, great shopping and places to do business. Located just a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto, and an hour’s drive from the U.S. border, Oakville truly has something to offer for everyone. It’s a thriving municipality that provides all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre, while also maintaining its small-town ambiance.