Oakville’s New Sister City: Huai’an, China

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville’s New Sister City: Huai’an, China

Tags: Economic Cooperation, China, Oakville

  Feel bad that you can’t pronounce Huai’an? You're not alone. Perhaps its similar to Hawaiian? We should all become more familiar with how to say this city’s name; after all, it is Oakville’s new Sister City. Located in Eastern China in the Jiangsu Province, Huai’an has a population of 4.8 million people and has a rich history of various dynasties. Hi...Read More

2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

By: Nate Van Beilen

2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Tags: Toronto, Art, Festival,

This is the 10th year of the popular Nuit Blanche event, a free all-night spectacle of contemporary art around Toronto. The festival transforms Toronto into an exhibit in and of itself with more than 110 art projects created by hundreds of artists. The event takes place from sunset to sunrise on October 3rd. To increase accessibility to and from the event, TTC and GO Transit have teamed up to inc...Read More

Oakville Conducts Public Survey on Road Safety

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Conducts Public Survey on Road Safety

Tags: Road Safety, Public Opinion, Speed Limits,

“The safety of our residents is a top priority for Council,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “Your road safety survey responses will help us in our efforts to keep you and your family safe.” The Town of Oakville is seeking the public’s opinion and response to a survey in order to understand resident’s thoughts and experiences with traffic calming measures and t...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Glen Abbey

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Glen Abbey

Tags: Recreation, Schools, Golf Course

Glen Abbey’s claim to fame is the famous golf course which hosts the Canadian Open golf tournament.  Glen Abbey is located south of West Oak Trails, and Westmount neighbourhoods. It is bounded by Upper Middle to the north, the QEW to the South, 16 Mile Creek to the east, and Bronte Road to the west.   There are a number of reasons why Glen Abbey is highly sought after by home buy...Read More

Oakville Tree Planting Event

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Tree Planting Event

Tags: Property Value, Lions Valley Park, Oakville Green,

There is a saying that goes something like ‘The best time to plant a tree is yesterday’. Trees are very important for healthy communities and actually have a significant impact on home value. A mature tree in a well landscaped property can increase property values between 7 and 19%. If you want to learn how to plant trees and participate in greening our local parkland areas, don&rsquo...Read More

Millennials: To Buy or To Rent

By: Nate Van Beilen

Millennials: To Buy or To Rent

Tags: Home Ownership, Interest, Mortgage, Debt

A recent article in the Financial Post suggests that young Canadians, particularly the millennial generation, might be better off to consider putting off home ownership. American researchers explain that buying a home too early may put young families in a position of being poorer than all previous generations. Canadian household debt is concern where levels are significantly higher than the US. P...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Westmount

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Westmount

Tags: Oakville, Real Estate, Schools, Westmount, Neighbourhood,

    The Westmount neighbourhood is located beside directly to the west of Westoak Trails, between third line and Bronte Road. It is bounded by Dundas road to the north, and Upper Middle Road to the south. This neighbourhood Westmount was developed in the 1990s with a mix of detached and town houses. There are also a few areas with semi-detached houses. Because of the more recent...Read More

Harvest Festival Starting This Weekend

By: Nate Van Beilen

Harvest Festival Starting This Weekend

Tags: Children, Festival, Springridge Farm, BBQ

Don’t miss out on this year’s Harvest Festival at SpringRidge Farm. The Harvest Festival runs every weekend from September 19th to October 31st from 10am to 4pm. The festival takes place at Springridge Farm, a farm run by a family with over 100 years in 6 generations of farming experience. The festival offers activities for the whole family. There is a professional puppet show, wagon ...Read More

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Sept 18 - 20

By: Nate Van Beilen

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Sept 18 - 20

Tags: Toronto, Nathin Phillips Square, Paintings,

316 visual artists will be displaying their work in Nathan Phillips Square this weekend. If you are looking to decorate your home with genuine art, this is the place to go. From large scale paintings, to sculptures and photographs, this art show will certainly showcase a wide variety of artwork to satisfy your decor needs. There is a total of 14 categories of visual art, so a broad range of work ...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: West Oak Trails

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: West Oak Trails

Tags: Oakville, Community, Schools,

    Located in Central Oakville, the West Oak Trails neighbourhood contains a stretch of 16 Mile Creek, one of Oakville’s main land features. The neighbourhood is bounded by Dundas Rd. to the north, Upper Middle Rd.to the South, 16 Mile Creek to the east, and 3rd Line to the west.  Westoak Trails is a family friendly community with many green areas, natural forests, and h...Read More