Established in 1827, Central Oakville is adjacent to Olde Oakville, bordered by Dorval to the West and Speers Road to the North. Central Oakville is affordable living in close walking distance to Kerr Village, downtown Oakville, the lakefront and marina. Because of this it is an up and coming neighbourhood undergoing a gentrification. Central Oakville is known for quiet treelined neighbourhoods and active community associations. This community is a mix of detached homes and condo/townhouses. West Harbour has in fill construction along with older traditional homes. Kerr Village offers bungalows.
Kerr Village is the heart of this community neighbourhood. As we wrote earlier this year “Kerr Street has essentially morphed into Kerr Village, a vibrant community with a welcoming, eclectic vibe that is attracting young families and millennials in droves! It even has its own Facebook page that updates community events and local news. Its urban revitalization is served well by its small town hospitality. There are more independently owned businesses in this neighbourhood than in all of Oakville. Shop owners take the time to get to know their clientele and it is not unusual to be welcomed by your first name as you come through their doors. The dining options also illustrate the community’s diversity. Aromatic coffee shops, ethnic eateries, bakeries, specialty food shops and both casual and fine dining are offered.” Just a stone’s throw to Lake Ontario and just a short stroll to downtown Oakville, it is convenient to both the QEW and GO transit. And there is plenty of free parking!! With all this, who wouldn’t want to consider central Oakville as the place to live!
This September, the southern part of Kerr Village will welcome the newly constructed Trafalgar Park Community Centre which has incorporated the historic Oakville Arena, with its distinctive wooden truss roof, within its design. This new 65,000 square foot community hub will include an NHL-size ice pad, a fitness centre, a full-size gymnasium, an indoor running track, a new seniors’ centre and public meeting space. The adjacent Trafalgar Park will feature a fully accessible playground with a shade structure and a double tennis court that will be converted into an artificial outdoor rink in the winter months. This new community centre will be a popular gathering place for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
The Town of Oakville has selected artist Laura Marotta to create a permanent outdoor sculpture to be installed at the north entrance of the new community centre. With its polished stainless steel surfaces and geometric lines, this unique art installation is designed to be a social hub that invites exploration. It will be unveiled at the grand opening in September 2018.
In addition, a new Fire Hall is also being built on the northwest corner of Kerr and Rebecca Streets. It will include a Heritage Room with interactive displays, public education materials, historic artifacts and the town’s vintage 1948 pumper truck will be on permanent display. It is expected to open this June and will replace the Fire Hall currently located at Navy and Rebecca Streets.
Burloak Canoe Club (Several Olympic medalists have rowed here. Larry Cain and Adam Van Koeverden)
Kerr St. Café – café serving a varied menu with a specialty of vegan foods.
Stoney’s – a great place for sandwiches and salads.
The Best pizza is found here – Fantastico Pizza
Listen to some great music at the Moonshine Café.
Coming soon! For those who LOVE coffee, Specialty Coffee Roasters Vereda Central!
Fantastic Thai food award goes to Salad Thai.
Don’t feel like cooking. Pick up a fantastic dinner at Boffo’s.
Visit Film.ca to go to the movies on the cheap.
Farmer’s Market on Saturdays
The Sweetest Thing – A brand new bakery that has just opened on Kerr Street, just 3 doors down from Kerr Street Café.
Oakwood Public School
357 Bartos Drive, Oakville
W.H. Morden Public School
180 Morden Road, Oakville
Pine Grove Public School
529 Fourth Line, Oakville
Thomas A. Blakelock High School
1160 Rebecca Street, Oakville
St. James Catholic Elementary School
255 Morden Road, Oakville
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
124 Dorval Drive, Oakville