Several buildings have been preserved from the 19th century, including decorous Georgian manses, Victorian follies, the Old Post Office (1835) and Thomas House (1829). The Oakville Museum consists of the restored Chisolm estate, Erchless (1858), and the custom house (1856). An important component of the local economy is the FORD MOTOR CO plant which was built following World War II. Other manufactured products include rail cars, electric fixtures and electronic, automotive and aerospace components. Two campuses of Sheridan College and the Golf Hall of Fame and Museum are located here.
Author DANIEL FRANCIS
Links to Other Sites
Regional Municipality of Halton
The official website for the Regional Municipality of Halton, Ontario. Encompases the Towns of Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville, and the City of Burlington.
The official website of the Town of Oakville, Ontario.
The website for Jane’s Walk, a network of free walking tours that explore the quality and livability of local neighbourhoods based on ideas espoused by Jane Jacobs. Click on "The Community" to access the latest news and photos on their blog and more. Also, check out "Find Your Walk" for maps and descriptions of local walks throughout the country.