Lifestyle in Oakville
The Downtown Oakville shopping district situated along Lakeshore Road, is the crown jewel of this popular lakeside community. The heritage buildings that line this street are home to some of the finest clothing boutiques, furniture and design stores, gift shops, antique shops, and restaurants in the Greater Toronto Area.
Throughout the year the Downtown Oakville B.I.A. hosts a wide variety of events including: the Oakville Waterfront Festival, the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival, an Autumn Festival, and a Santa Claus Parade. Midnight madness and sidewalk sales are also annual events.
The Bronte Village shopping district located west of downtown Oakville along Lakeshore Road, caters mostly to the residents in the immediate area. You will find a small mall, and a diversified retail mix along this corridor. Be sure not to miss the quaint boutiques, shops, and restaurants situated off Bronte Road, south of Lakeshore Road, overlooking the sailboats in the Bronte Marina.
The north end of Oakville contains a plethora of smaller shopping centres and strip malls including the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre at 1011 Upper Middle Rd East, located at the northeast corner of Upper Middle Road & 8th Line. The largest of these is the Oakville Town Centre, at 230 North Service Road W, is located at the QEW and Dorval Drive, and the Oakville Place, 240 Leighland Avenue, is just north of the QEW, at Trafalgar Road.