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Question OAKVILLE, ON | Downtown

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. The town has a substantial upscale shopping district in its old downtown core. Downtown
Oakville is a mixture of old and new. This is what we'll look at in Part I, along with the harbour and Kerr Village. Oakville also has a
significant collection of historic homes. In Part II we'll venture into the beautiful old neighbourhoods surrounding the core.

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
























This is the only remaining station from the Hamilton Radial Railway that connected Hamilton with Oakville from 1906 to 1925.



































LAKE ONTARIO AND THE HARBOUR










KERR VILLAGE










Be sure to check out Part II:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=160959

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What do I think of this town you ask? Well, I really like it!!
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Without looking it up on a map, it reminds me of a prosperous edge city of someplace like Toronto. The closest comparison I have would be someplace like Walnut Creek, CA. Very pretty, very upscale. I can't not like anyplace with a "butchery".
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Very nice. Reminiscent of some of the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. Some of the infill falls victim to the same scheme as that of other wealthy areas around North America--same style architecture as the classics, but with botched details and cheap materials. The vintage structures on the strip are great, though. Great set.
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Looks very Swedish/Scandinavian to me.

Great pics as always flar.
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i'm not sure what to think of oakville. i'm sure i'd appreciate it more if i were 30 years older. but please, whatever you do, don't photograph the atrocity that lies north of the QEW. i just don't have the stomach for it.
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Looks very prosperous, though some of that new residential stuff is sort of "fauxny".
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Oakville's a nice suburb. Very wealthy. It has a nice old downtown, that's for sure.
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I have a good friend that lives in Oakville and whenever we are together in downtown Oakville we hit each others shoulder whenever we see a non-white. LOL rarely.

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Every city has it's place....and this one is no exception. While not my "cup of tea" I am sure most people like this kind of an urban setting.
Beautiful photos btw.
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this town is awesome. Such a vibrant main street. I really like how the newer buildings kept the old style and integrated into the street very well.
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Well I think I like it quite a bit.
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Beautiful town! And fantastic shot. Thanks!!
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I like it! Good pics.
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I like the town, thanks for the photos.
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one Of The Most Beautiful Places I Eva Seen
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Nice pictures again. These neighborhoods look alright. Even the infill looks decent (probably because of the trees and the healthy mix of old buildings in the neighborhoods).
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Oakville is a bit of a mess and the faux infill isn't great. However, it's surely one of the nicest suburbs of Toronto.
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Nice pictures. As others have mentioned, Oakville is pretty ritzy. One of the nicest suburban "downtowns" in the 905, but also the most expensive. One of my friends insists she grew up in an older working class part of Oakville, but I've yet to see that!

Incidentally the planned development of North Oakville is one of the more progressive suburban plans in the GTA. It'll be interesting to see what happens there.
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