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Oakville’s Established Neighbourhoods

What town in southwestern Ontario is home to the Weather Network and the headquarters of everyone’s favourite doughnut chain, Tim Hortons, has the major highways of the QEW, 407 and 403 running through it and is also part of the Greater Toronto Area? If you answered the town of Oakville then give yourself a pat on the back. This town is full of different homes, apartment buildings, mixed use build...
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Old Toronto

The Toronto we know today has grown in leaps and bounds to become a megacity, but back in the day, Toronto, or Old Toronto as it is referred to now was a much smaller, albeit dense area that was home to 19th Century buildings, many of which are only two or three stories tall as well as being the ‘hub’ of commerce for the area. Today, Old Toronto is also known as ‘downtown’, ‘south’ or ‘central’...
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Toronto Landmarks

When you think of Toronto chances are you think of the impressive skyline with the iconic CN Tower and the many skyscrapers grazing the clouds, but the city is home to some other pretty amazing things too, like Casa Loma, The Hockey Hall of Fame and The Art Gallery of Ontario, to name but a few. Construction of the CN Tower started in February of 1973 and it officially opened to the public on O...
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Oakville’s Newer Neighbourhoods

Oakville is a town in Southwestern Ontario that has mature tree lined streets and older--some even historical—homes and neighbourhoods that have been around for generations. Oakville is also a town that boasts several new developments that have turned into neighbourhoods of their own over the years. These communities have parks, green spaces, great schools and all the shopping and entertainment op...
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Spotlight on Cabbagetown

On the East side of downtown Toronto is the neighbourhood of Cabbagetown, a place of colour, of character and of a rich history that dates back to a time before Toronto was even a city. It started as farmland with sporadic cottages on it back in the 1850’s and grew steadily until it was absorbed into the city of Toronto in the late 19th Century. It was home to the working class Irish immigrants wh...
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Spotlight on Harbourfront

Sitting on the northern shore of Lake Ontario just beyond downtown Toronto is the neighbourhood of Harbourfront. Its many amenities are part of the waterfront that comes alive in the summer months with festivals, arts and free outdoor concerts. What was once a bustle of activity for the shipping industry and an industrial zone has become a welcoming, bright place that is mixed use and for use by a...
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The Oakville Neighbourhood of Glen Abbey

Perhaps one of the most notable neighbourhoods in the town of Oakville is Glen Abbey, an area bordered to the north by Upper Middle Road, to the south by the QEW, to the west by Bronte Road and Dorval Drive to the east. A recent census put the population of Glen Abbey at over 20,000 which makes it the second largest community in town next to Bronte. When you think of Glen Abbey, you may t...
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Mississauga

Like most of the major towns and cities that make up Ontario, Mississauga was once inhabited by Native tribes that can be traced back centuries. In the early 1600’s there were tribes of Native Peoples that lived around the north shore of Lake Huron and by the early 1700’s these tribes had migrated south and settled into the land around Etobicoke Creek, Burlington Bay and the Credit River. ...
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Streetsville

Nestled in the city of Mississauga is Streetsville—the ‘village in the city’ one that boasts a small town feel, a quaint main street and a picturesque landscape all its own while being just minutes from the hustle and bustle in Canada’s sixth largest city. Queen St. is the main draw of the village as it houses all the historical buildings and stores, pubs and restaurants that make this village ...
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Port Credit

Port Credit is a community that is part of the city of Mississauga, and is located where the Credit River meets Lake Ontario in the central part of south Mississauga. Being on the water affords this community to have a fantastic Harbourfront and a promenade not to mention over 40 hectares of parkland and 225km of scenic walkways. It is a lakefront neighbourhood that is totally walkable, perhaps th...
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