Why you'd want to live in Oakville: Bronte Village
Established in 1834, Bronte Village (southwest Oakville) is one of the oldest Ontario communities, and arguably, one of its most scenically beautiful, having two open and publically accessible harbours – Inner and Outer. Bronte was a commercial shipping centre for grain and timber but evolved to a commercial fishing port by the 19th century. Bronte Harbour is a main access point to the Waterfront Trail system. Stroll Bronte’s spectacular Heritage Waterfront Park – harbour, boardwalk and pier, lighthouse, beach, parklands, cycling and walking trails, picnic and children’s play areas. Visit the friendly merchants or just relax and watch the boats and swans glide by. For ‘on the water’ excitement, charter a sport-fishing outing to catch trophy salmon. See the historic Sovereign House on Bronte Bluffs and the Fishermen’s Memorial at the Pier. Bronte’s marine heritage, with its “small-town” specialty shops and “big-city” health and professional services, dining options, shopping, exciting events and location midway between Toronto and Niagara, makes Bronte a great place to visit. Shop, dine, walk, bike, picnic or just sit on the grass to take in one of Bronte’s special events such as Oakville’s Canada Day – July 1st with fireworks, or Art in the Park in August.