A Suburb by the Shore
What began as the merely a set of waterways and harbor land on the military road of what would be Dundas Street, the city of Oakville was developed by the son and brother-in-law of William Chisholm who won it in an auction in 1827. Its first industries took advantage of the nearby Lake Ontario and included shipbuilding and timber shipment, but by the 1850s, a recession closed the foundry and work moved to basket making. It became industrialized by the opening of sites for big name companies like Petro Canada and Ford Motor Company and took advantage of the Canadian National Railway and Queen Elizabeth Way highway. Eventually, the original settlement merged with neighboring villages to expand into the proper town of Oakville in 1962. Today, it is comprised of 12 traditional neighborhoods, from the historic Old Oakville to the recent West Oak Trails, and has become a cornerstone of the Greater Metropolitan area with a variety of inns and hotels. You can experience all the history, culture, and friendly faces of the area by staying with any of the inns or hotels in Oakville, ranging from Hilton hotels to the luxurious Westin Prince, and find out for yourself what makes this suburb by the shore so special.
A Local Sports Legend
Oakville may be known for many different things but one of its greatest claims to fame is its deep and abiding love for northern sports. This long list begins at the very top with the Canadian Soccer League Oakville Blue Devils, a recognized professional team, which associated with the largest soccer club in Canada, the Oakville Soccer Club. Beyond being able to boast that claim to fame, the city also has over 60 soccer fields and a fill size FIFA Certified indoor pitch. It’s also home to the Toronto Rock lacrosse team as well as the third largest minor lacrosse association in Ontario. Next up is, of course, hockey with the Oakville Ice women’s hockey team and the Oakville Blade, Oakville Hornets, and Oakville Rangers. They even have the Glenn Abbey, a Canadian Open championship golf course. If you are even the least bit interested in any kind of sport, a hotel room or suite at any of the hotels in Oakville Toronto will give you all the local sports you can handle.
A Great Extra
The Queen City may be your final destination and main attraction for most of your itinerary but that doesn’t mean you should cross Oakville off the schedule completely. With events like the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival, the Waterfront Festival, and the For the Love of the Arts Festival, the city has it’s own reasons to attracting a good amount of attention. Take in some local history and culture at the Oakville Museum, enjoy the beauty of nature at the Queen Elizabeth Park, or enjoy the wit and wonder of a show at the Oakville Center for Performing Arts. And when you feel like you’ve soaked up enough local color, head northeast on Queen Elizabeth Way and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the city itself. Your Oakville hotel room or suite awaits you when you’re ready to unwind.