A Message From the Mayor of Oakville

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Oakville’s vision is to be the most livable town in Canada. This vision drives us to remain focused in our commitment to environmental sustainability, cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity and community safety and well-being.

Growth in our town aligns with our Livable Oakville Official Plan; we control growth to only what fits environmentally and economically for our residents and businesses.

We continue to develop initiatives that will move Oakville in new directions. We leverage the strength of our existing assets to create a favourable ecosystem for business attraction and a diversified economic base. We work with post-secondary institutions, government partners, community organizations and the private sector to support the rapid growth of small business, innovation and entrepreneurship.

These collective efforts fuel our local economy to remain strong and competitive:

  • Town finances remain the healthiest in Ontario;
  • Oakville’s unemployment rate remains below the provincial average; and
  • Oakville once again set and met its annual job creation target of 1,000 new jobs.

As a result, Oakville not only offers an incredibly high quality of life for residents, but is also home to remarkably talented, internationally-recognized business leaders and companies with a global footprint.

We are proud of the talent that has chosen to call Oakville home. To learn more about our livable town, visit oakville.ca, or simply visit Oakville to experience our livability for yourself.



Mayor Rob Burton

Read the full Perspective Oakville Fall 2017 feature here.