A short 30-minute drive from Toronto, an hour's drive from the U.S. border, Oakville boasts an $88 milliion tourism industry, with over 1.4 million visitors annually.
Residents and visitors enjoy theatre, dance, music and comedy performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. They can visit the museum at Erchless Estate, located in the home of the Chisholms, Oakville's founding family. Other points of interest include galleries, historical societies and local architecture, expecially in heritage neighbourhoods.
Among the many special attractions and activities for the whole family: Oakville's annual Waterfront Festival, Festival of Classics and Jazz Festival all draw crowds from around the GTA. The community also provides plenty of recreational opportunities, including PGA-recognized Glen Abbey Golf Course, which has hosted the Canadian Open for many years.
Enjoy over 2,400 acres of park space, many with groomed hiking trails, or join a recreation centre which provides programs for all ages. For boaters, Oakville features two picturesque harbours with docks and slips for sailboats and powerboats.
Oakville's strong and diversified economic base offers an excellent location for both new and expanding businesses. Currently, over 260 national and international corporate headquarters represent automotive, technology, business service, aerospace, pharmaceutical and tourism sectors.
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