Oakville is a suburban town in southern Ontario, located in Halton Region on Lake Ontario halfway between Toronto and Hamilton, and is part of the Greater Toronto Area, one of the most densely-populated areas of Canada. The 2016 census reported a population of 193,832.
Some Interesting Facts about OAKVILLE:
Oakville’s founder William Chisholm purchased 960 acres of land at an auction in 1827 for 21 shillings, three pence per acre. Total cost: approximately $4,116 for the entire parcel which is now known as the Town of Oakville.
Oakville has approximately 83 soccer fields, 74 baseball diamonds and two field hockey pitches for use by the public and local sports organizations.
Approximately 1.4 million tourists visit Oakville annually.
Many historical buildings in town are believed to be haunted by the ghosts of residents who once live in them. According to ‘Ghosts of Oakville’ author Joyce Burnell, Erchless Estate has had sightings of several different ghosts believed to be various members of the Chisholm family.