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Question Old Oakville, Ontario

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO

November 14, 2008

Oakville is located on Lake Ontario midway between Toronto and Hamilton. Most people know Oakville as a large wealthy suburb, but
Old Oakville dates back to the early 1800's and features a significant collection of historic homes. Some of these homes date from
the 1830s to 1850s and there is an excellent variety of styles from Georgian to Victorian and later. There are many beautiful homes
in Oakville, this collection show the ones immediately surrounding downtown Oakville (which was featured in Part I).

Oakville total population: 165,516
Population of Old Oakville: 17,655



The George Freestone House, 1887

The Peter McCorquodale House, 1834

Erchless and the Custom House, 1835-56

The David Patterson House, 1835

The Robert Wilson House, 1833



Justus Williams House, 1850

Just Williams' previous house, 1838





The Marlatt House, 1888




The Old Lind House, 1953

William Bond House, 1874



James McDonald House, 1837


Both of these Duncan Chisolm, shipbuilder, 1852

The Thomas House, 1829

Captain William Wilson, 1830


Jeremiah Hagman House, 1855





Robert Hanna House, 1877




Captain William Wilson moved top this house in 1870








The Worn Doorstep, 1870







Rose Cottage, 1856





James O'Connor House, 1852

James Freestone House, 1887



The Joseph Boon House, 1878


The Scotch Kirk, 1850

John Gallie House, 1854











Built in 1835

This one built in 1834




Have you seen Part I: Downtown Oakville?
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=160960

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Gazooks!!! I had no idea that old Oakville is so attractive. Beauty photos! I can see a trip on the GO train to Oakville in my future. Thanks flar.
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that's more like it! very nice.
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Wow! Those places are amazing! I wonder how much even the small ones go for?
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Dreamy photos Flar......edited to perfection!
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Those are some very beautiful homes for sure. That city looks freakin awesome! Too bad it would be ridiculously cold for half the year but other than that, it would be a great place to live with a very neat downtown.
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I added dates and names for some of the houses.

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Gazooks!!! I had no idea that old Oakville is so attractive. Beauty photos! I can see a trip on the GO train to Oakville in my future. Thanks flar.
I knew Oakville had some old stuff, but this is much nicer than I imagined. The small neighbourhood right between the lake and downtown reminded me a lot of Niagara-On-The-Lake.
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Holy sh*t! Nothing Fauxny about this part of the tour. What a knockout little town! So it's a suburb of both Hamilton and Toronto?
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A beautiful collection of old houses nicely photographed.
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Wow, that is amazing! I loved it! Thanks
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Holy sh*t! Nothing Fauxny about this part of the tour. What a knockout little town! So it's a suburb of both Hamilton and Toronto?
The suburbs in this area sometimes don't exactly fit the definition "suburb." There are several towns and villages that were there before the area filled in, but now the main cities between Hamilton and Toronto are Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga. All of these have a mixture of employment, residential and commercial. Burlington and Oakville are similar in size and are very white and middle to upper middle class. Each has an older core and some good density in areas. While the bulk of these places is suburban (single detached homes, big box retail), you will also find head offices for major corporations, as well as other offices, financial services and manufacturing. Oakville has a Ford assembly plant. People in Oakville are more likely to work in Oakville than Toronto, but many work in Mississauga, Burlington or other places. The entire Greater Toronto and Hamilton area is becoming very intertwined and people live or work in any combination of these cities.
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Very nice houses! I wouldn't have expected this in Oakville, even though I knew about older neighborhoods. What's with all of the British flags, though? I think that you have more British flags in your pictures than you have Canadian flags.
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Very nice houses! I wouldn't have expected this in Oakville, even though I knew about older neighborhoods. What's with all of the British flags, though? I think that you have more British flags in your pictures than you have Canadian flags.
Yes, I was wondering that also. Perhaps it's to take advantage of the fluttering breezes off of Lake Ontario.
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Great pics. Since our fall colors are weak here, this thread is eye candy. I love fall threads.
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Yea it reminds me of Niagara on the Lake too.

And yes Kevin, we have some beautiful autumn colours here.

Snow is coming tomarrow evening though, up to 15 cm or 6 inches.
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Beautiful!
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Beautiful homes and pictures. Nice variety of styles in this 'hood.
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Very nice houses! I wouldn't have expected this in Oakville, even though I knew about older neighborhoods. What's with all of the British flags, though? I think that you have more British flags in your pictures than you have Canadian flags.
I used to live in this part of Oakville and I always wondered what was up with all the flags...From living there and just getting to know the people, I found that a majority of them are actually from Britain, which explains most of the flags... The other reason is because this is one of the first British settlements on Lake Ontario, and most of the homes were originally built by British settlers that made Oakville their new home. The people that live in this part of the town like to keep the historical aspects of their homes in tact, which is another reason for the abundant amount of British flags.
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I suspect another reason for all the Union Jacks is that many of the original settlers of Oakville may have been United Empire Loyalists. Part of maintaining the authenticity of the neighbourhood involves showing loyalty to the British Crown.
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