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Oakville Retirement Homes

A list of retirement homes in Oakville Ontario. *An asterisk on the right of each name denotes that this residence matches your search criteria from information provided from a previous year and/or little further information is available. Facilities listed without an asterisk, have provided detailed up-to-date information for 2019 .

DELMANOR GLEN ABBEY  (Retirement Homes) 
1459 Nottinghill Gate Oakville ON L6M 4W1
AMICA AT OAKVILLE  (Retirement Homes)  *
160 Bronte Road Oakville ON L6L 3C1
180 Oak Park Blvd. Oakville ON L6H 0A6
2220-2222 Lakeshore Road West Oakville ON L6L 5G5
3136 Dundas Street West Oakville ON L6M 0S5
REVERA - CHURCHILL PLACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
345 Church Street Oakville ON L6J 7G4
REVERA - THE KENSINGTON  (Retirement Homes)  *
25 Lakeshore Road West Oakville ON L6K 1C6
REVERA - TRAFALGAR LODGE  (Retirement Homes)  *
299 Randall Street Oakville ON L6J 6B4
SUNRISE OF OAKVILLE  (Retirement Homes)  *
456 Trafalgar Road Oakville ON L6J 3H9
1056 Queens Avenue Oakville ON L6H 6R3
380 Sherin Drive Oakville ON L6L 4J3



Oakville Ontario

The Town of Oakville is located in the southern Ontario region of Halton. This suburban town spans a total of 138.8 square kilometers. According to the 2011 Canadian census, over 182,520 residents lived in Oakville. There has been a significant increase of 10.2 percent in terms of population growth since 2006.

Oakville has thirteen (13) communities. This town is ranked 27th in the list of 100 largest Canadian municipalities in terms of population. Oakville’s motto is “avancez”, which means “go forward” in French. One of the interesting things about this town is that it is home to a much younger population than most of Canada by comparison. Approximately 28.1 percent of the inhabitants are minors in terms of legal age.

This town, like most of the municipalities of the Greater Toronto Area, shares a common history with its regional neighbors. Oakville is one of the many territories acquired by the British government during the Toronto Purchase in 1787. The entire area of Oakville belonged to the vast tracts of land inhabited by local Mississaugans – an important part of the First Nations Indigenous Peoples.

Throughout the early 1800’s, the Old Oakville harbor was a key entry port for sailors and merchants. By the 1820’s, the entire territory acquired by the British Crown was auctioned to a farmer and businessman named William Chisholm. William’s father was a Scottish immigrant and United Empire Loyalist who once served as a veteran in the War of 1812 against the United States. The Chisholm family also pioneered the shipbuilding industry in the town, but they were only able to keep their enterprise afloat against stiff competition until 1842. Shipbuilding was a thriving industry even in the 20th Century. Apart from shipbuilding, the town was also an important sector for wheat farming and timber production until the 1850’s.

Interestingly, the Old Oakville Harbor was one of the vital entry points for smuggling the African American slaves who escaped via the Underground Railroad. Canada was the biggest sanctuaries in North America for enslaved peoples of African descent.

Industrialization of Oakville was made possible with the opening of local and international corporations. Procor, a Canadian railway car producer, was established in Oakville in 1952. Oil manufacturers like Citgo (formerly Cities Service) and Shell also built headquarters in town. The American Ford Motor’s Company also located its Canadian headquarters in Oakville.

The Custom House is one of the key historical landmarks of Oakville. This antique building once served as an upgraded office of the customs service in 1856, built by the founder’s son William Chisholm. In 1834, the Oakville Harbor was declared a port of entry into Canada by the British Crown. For nearly fifty (50) years Custom House and its annexed Bank of Toronto has handled trade and transport between Toronto, Hamilton and other affiliated cities. In 1983, this building completed its extensive renovation since the 1930’s courtesy of the Oakville Historical Society.

Another key historical landmark is the Erchless Estate. Named after the Chisholm Clan base in Inverness, Scotland, the mansion has housed six generations of the Chisholm family since its founder. This property was eventually sold in the 1960’s to local realtors. The town representatives purchased the estate in 1977, with the last of the tenants vacating the premises in 1989. Since its opening on May 18, 1991, the estate has been visited by tourists who enjoy the scenic view of Lake Ontario.

The Oakville Lighthouse was first built in 1837 by the government of Upper Canada. The Chisholm family oversaw the restoration and maintenance of the lighthouse until it was completely devastated by a storm in 1886. The lighthouse underwent several relocations due to a number of reconstruction challenges of the pier. The Oakville Yacht Squadron is credited for transforming the wooden lighthouse into a cylindrical cement tower in 1960.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Oakville is the Lion’s Valley Park. This outdoor destination is famous for its extensive and winding trails. Both locals and tourists visit this area for hiking, but it is also a popular venue for picnics and bicycle enthusiasts. The Lion’s Valley Park is arguably one of the most scenic spots in Oakville.
Another attraction is The Gairloch Gardens. This 400-acre nature venue was developed by a Toronto-based civil engineer named Colonel William Mackendrick in 1922. An investment dealer named James Gairdner bought the estate in 1960, transforming the Tudor style residence into a scenic art gallery.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a 6.4 square kilometer estate located at the town’s western edge. This park provides an ideal opportunity for the energetic and adventurous person. Visitors come to this outdoor venue for cross country skiing during winter and biking in summer.

Oakville is an ideal family-friendly town. Bronte Creek Provincial Park is home to a Children’s Playbarn. This recreational activity serves as a fun-filled exposure into the life and culture of a rural area. Visitors learn about farm activities like raising cattle and planting crops.

There is as much fun indoors as there is outdoors in Oakville. One of the catchiest indoor activities in town is the renowned iFly Toronto. This facility features a simulation of sky diving, free falling and other aerial maneuvers inside a hi-tech wind tunnel. Accredited instructors provide coaching for prospective sky divers of all age groups.
There are a number of establishments that draw those looking for excellent dining experience. The Sixth Line Pub & Sports Bar is very popular for its sumptuous meals and wholesome live entertainment. Fionn MacCool’s is an authentic Irish pub known for its friendly atmosphere. One of most the interesting places to stop is in Cameron’s Brewery Company: an award winning craft brewery.



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