Oakville is a town in Halton Region, on Lake Ontario in Southern Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. As of the 2011 census the population was 182,520. Oakville has a long history of sporting and has few recognized professional sports teams. Glen Abbey Golf Course, site of several Canadian Open professional golf championships and many other amateur tournaments, is also located in Oakville. Elementary schools and high schools in Oakville are a mix of private and public schools, with one of the highest ratios of private schools to student population in the country.
There is something for everyone to do in Oakville all year round. Immerse yourself in the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival during the summer, Bronte Provincial Park's Maple Syrup Festival in March, or the wide range of activities organized each season by Oakville's three Business Improvement Associations. Have your pick of theatre, dance, music or comedy at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. If art is your passion, enjoy walking from gallery to gallery along historic downtown streets or visiting the new Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. With an abundance of parklands, trails, creeks, golf courses, a beautiful waterfront and award-winning gardens, Oakville residents can experience all the natural wonders.