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Oakville is a town in the Halton Region of southern Ontario. It lies on Lake Ontario, 30 km (18 miles) west from Toronto. As such, it is a part of the Greater Toronto Area. Oakville borders Milton, Burlington, and Mississauga. The town is divided into several communities.
Oakville’s location in the Golden Horseshoe and its closeness to Toronto, contribute greatly to the economy of the area. Top industries in the city are advanced manufacturing, life sciences and technical services, along with digital media and animation. Top employers in the city include Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd., Becton Dickinson Canada Inc., Siemens Canada, and Pelmorex Media Inc. There are many options for office space throughout the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Oakville has a lot to offer in terms of sights and things to do. Many parks are located at the Lake Ontario waterfront, as well as a lighthouse and pier. Golf fans can enjoy a visit to the Glen Abbey Golf Course, housing the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. The downtown area has a lot of specialty shops, boutiques, and places to eat. The city has a diverse array of restaurants. Examples include: authentic Asian cuisine at Celadon House and The King’s Arms, one of the busiest bars in town with occasional live music and an outdoor patio.
Oakville is less than 40 km (25 miles) from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Driving to Oakville from downtown Toronto is possible through the Gardiner Expressway, which continues as Queen Elizabeth Way towards Niagara Falls. Public transit services are available as Oakville has its own train station, serviced by GO Transit and VIA Rail. Downtown Oakville is easily to traverse as a pedestrian and has public transportation available.