Oakville Council to Halt Development of 20 Story Bronte Building

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Council to Halt Development of 20 Story Bronte Building

Tags: Oakville, Development, Condo, Bronte Village, Town Council

You know how Bronte has that old village feel to it? Well Oakville Council is trying to preserve that feeling by putting the brakes on the construction of a 20 story building. It’s a tough decision to make. On one hand, politicians and town councillors want to make decisions that reflect their constituents. Developers have constituents too – like investors and people who are looking fo...Read More

New Highschool planned for North Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Highschool planned for North Oakville

Tags: Oakville, School, Halton, Development, Real Estate,

North Oakville is expanding, especially evident in the Neyagawa and Dundas areas. More families means more kids which means more schools. A new highschool is in the works for the northwest corner of Dundas and Neyagawa.   The Town of Oakville is entering talks with the Halton District School Board. The 6.2 hectare highschool development proposal will require the town to purchase 3.8 hectares ...Read More

Oakville Group Helps Fort MacMurray

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Oakville Group Helps Fort MacMurray

Tags: Oakville, RedCross, Donations, Fort MacMurray

The fire in Fort MacMurray area showed that natural disasters always pose a threat. But the disaster also highlights the support that Canadians have for their fellow citizens and that there are people and organization that are willing to extend a helping hand. One Oakville group showing this is the Caravan Group of Companies.   Multiple 53-foot trailers were hauled by the Caravan Group to fir...Read More

OakvilleGreen Giant Garage Sale and Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

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OakvilleGreen Giant Garage Sale and Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

Tags: Oakville, Community, Local, Energy, Sale

The May 28th event is a highlight of Oakville’s community events bringing vendors, homeowners, and local organizations together. This year marks the tenth anniversary. The event is held at the Oakville Town Hall parking lot from 8am to 1pm and hosts a barbeque.   At first glance, a garage sale and an energy conservation fair might seem unrelated. But they are quite similar if you think ...Read More

Trail Upgrades in Oakville

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Trail Upgrades in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Recreation, Upgrades, Infrastructure

Oakville is gonna be a whole lot more accessible with a makeover to a crosstown trail system. The 12 km long Oakville Crosstown Heritage Trail is up for a $735,000 makeover.   The trail system goes from Ninth Line to the east bank of Sixteen Mile Creek, from Bronte Creek Provincial park to the west bank of Sixteen Mile Creek, and also from upper middle road to Dundas along the Sixteen Mile Cr...Read More

Why Halton Food For Thought is Awesome

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Why Halton Food For Thought is Awesome

Tags: Halton, Food, Community, Schools, Children

Food is a basic necessity of life. But it’s important that people, and especially children, are eating food that is nutritious. That is what Halton Food For Thought focuses on.   A recent gala raised $55,000 for the 20 year old Halton Food For Thought (HFFT) organization which will help to deliver many programs the many schools and communities throughout the Region. Schools are the big ...Read More

Ontario Aims to Curb Suburban Sprawl Across the GTA

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Ontario Aims to Curb Suburban Sprawl Across the GTA

Tags: GTA, Smart Growth, Development, public transit, housing density

The other week I was driving up Mississauga Road in north Brampton. It looked ridiculous; huge houses super close together, with tree-less backyards that would make a dog feel claustrophobic. I thought to myself – how long is this type of insane housing development going to continue?   Well, a projected 3.5 million more people are going to be moving to the GTA and Hamilton Regions withi...Read More

Why Do Foreign Buyers Like Canadian Luxury Real Estate so much?

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Why Do Foreign Buyers Like Canadian Luxury Real Estate so much?

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Luxury, Price Increases, Foreign Buyers,

The whole issue of foreign buyers in Canadian real estate markets is compounded by the fact of a lack of data from government agencies. But a recent report by Royal LePage has shed some light on the issue. The report suggests that 25% of luxury real estate purchases have been by foreign buyers over the past 10 years.   The study looked at the GTA, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal. Royal LePag...Read More

Rob Burton and the Ontario Municipal Board

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Rob Burton and the Ontario Municipal Board

Tags: Oakville, OMB, Municipal Affairs, Mayor, Developer

Oakville’s Mayor has a lot to say about the OMB. Some key words used by Burton include unaccountable, arbitrary and antagonizing. Valid points considering that 57 municipalities across Ontario are sending representatives to meet for a summit with the goal of reforming the OMB.   It is good to see that Oakville’s Mayor is vocal and involved with these issues. It shows that the lead...Read More

Oakville Council Supports Ranked Ballot Voting System

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Oakville Council Supports Ranked Ballot Voting System

Tags: Oakville, Democracy, Voting, Municipal Elections,

A lot of stats were thrown around in the last election about the how previous governments got a majority without have a majority of the votes. That kind of thing wouldn’t happen with ranked ballots.   Although ranked ballot voting systems aren’t happening on the federal level yet (it was election promise), it will take place in municipal and provincial elections. Yay democrac...Read More