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Oakville Ontario - The Heritage Districts

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

The Town of Oakville has three heritage districts as designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. 

  • Old Oakville Heritage Conservation District
  • Trafalgar Road Heritage Conservation District
  • First and Second Street Heritage Conservation District

 Map of Oakville's 3 Heritage Districts

These three districts are all located in the real estate area called Old Oakville.  Each individual neighbourhood is situated within walking distance of Oakville's vibrant downtown core, Lake Ontario and the Oakville Harbour. Many homes on Trafalgar Road back onto the 16 Mile Creek.Oakville Harbour, Erchless Estate & Museum


All three very desireable neighbourhoods are located on leafy tree lined streets.  Stately century old homes sit amongst new custom built homes and upscale townhomes and condos.  Some of the newer townhomes even offer elevators. Many of the historic homes have been updated carefully to retain it's original charm and integrity.  Many proudly display historic plaques with the date and original owner's name.  The Oakville Historical Society is a wonderful source of information not only for homeowners who purchase historical homes but also for anyone interested in Oakville's rich history, all stemming from our beautiful harbour at the mouth of the 16 Mile Creek. 

Living in Old Oakville has it's benefits. Upscale Restaurants, Cafes, Boutique Shopping, Performing Arts Centre, Library, Lakefront walking trails, Oakville Club, Curling Club, Tennis Clubs, Boating Clubs and more are all within walking distance of the Heritage Districts.

Downtown Oakville Condos, Green Bean Cafe, Towne Square, Oakville Ontario, Jenny Kotulak photoCentury old Churches also grace the downtown core.  The Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital has resided on Reynolds Street for over 60 years.  Construction has begun on the new hospital on Third Line and Dundas Street in North Oakville and it will open it's doors in 2015.  Other medical arts buildings and many other professional offices are located on and near Lakeshore Road.

Residents in the heritage areas are in close proximity to Fortinos on Lakeshore Road and Whole Foods on Cornwall and Trafalgar for all their shopping needs.  Many area residents walk to the GO Station daily to ride the commuter train to Toronto to work.

Old Oakville and the heritage districts are not generally known as  first time buyer areas.  Smaller starter homes in these areas rarely come on the market for under $600,000.  Some buyers are paying up to $1,000,000. for properties, only to demolish the present home and build large custom estates.  Some townhomes sell for over $1,000,000.  Estates on Lakeshore Road or fronting on to Lake Ontario sell for well into the millions. 

You don't have to live in the historical districts of Oakville to enjoy what this area has to offer.  The Towne Square in the middle of Oakville's downtown is a gathering place for those out with their kids or dogs, or those looking for a great spot to enjoy a coffee or ice cream cone.

Downtown Oakville, Towne Square, Oakville Ontario  Oakville really is a wonderful community to call home.




Toronto, ON

Hi Jenny - Good to see you back here at ActiveRain with a new Oakville local post.

Jan 17, 2012 03:54 PM
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Jenny, it looks like a beautiful area to live in, and so close to great restaurants and shopping.

I love a town that is walking distance to  all the amenities . Older homes have so much charm to them.

Each one is uniquely different.

Irene Durocher Bristol Properties International

Boca Raton,Fla. on the Atlantic Ocean

Jan 18, 2012 01:54 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jenny, I get the feeling that the Oakville Heritage Districts are similar to some areas in Chicago along Lake Michigan where the same can be said about some of the condo prices there.  One of my best friends lives on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago on a 22nd floor condo...it certainly is a million dollar view of the lake and the city to the south.

Jan 19, 2012 03:23 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Jenny -

Good to see a post from you.  But I had to look too hard to find it.

Feb 07, 2012 10:14 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Jenny - I am missing your beautirul photo blogs about this beautiful place in Canada. We are dong it so well

Feb 11, 2012 03:21 PM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

Jun 25, 2012 02:02 AM
Liz Hill

Hi Jennny! One thing I know about Oakville is that there are lots of fellow South Africans living there!

Jul 25, 2012 07:15 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Hi Jenny - I never went to Oakville very much but I DO know there's money there :-)

Oct 08, 2012 02:06 AM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Yes John, I wish I knew where all the money comes from.  There are so many older bungalows being torn down with monster home replacing them.

Oct 15, 2012 11:35 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jenny, back to say hello...I noticed that you commented on one of my posts and had to stop by...nice to hear from you.

Jan 15, 2013 06:52 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Jenny, this is very interesting information about Oakville, Ontario. Very nicely done!
Aug 27, 2013 10:27 AM