Oakville, Ontario facts for kids
|Town of Oakville|
The downtown area of Oakville
|Motto: "Avancez" (French)
"Go forward" (English)
|• Land||138.88 km2 (53.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||173 m (568 ft)|
|• Density||1,314.2/km2 (3,404/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||905, 289|
|Website||Town of Oakville Website|
The population of Oakville was 182,520 in 2011. The mayor of Oakville is Rob Burton.
Dundas Street was surveyed for a military road in 1793 and was bought by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada in 1805. British immigrants settled the area surrounding Dundas Street as well as on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1807. The Crown bought the area surrounding the waterways in 1820 and the area around the creeks, gave up to the Crown by the Mississaugas, was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827.
The towns of Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and the remainder of Trafalgar Township merged with Oakville in 1962.
The new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at 3001 Hospital Gate is open (as of December 13, 2015).
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Tim Hortons headquarters
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