Oakville, Ontario

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Town of Oakville
The downtown area of Oakville
Motto: "Avancez" (French)
"Go forward" (English)
Coordinates: 43°27′N 79°41′W / 43.45°N 79.683°W / 43.45; -79.683Coordinates: 43°27′N 79°41′W / 43.45°N 79.683°W / 43.45; -79.683
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Halton
Wards 6
Neighbourhoods 12
Founded 1827
Government
 • Town Mayor Rob Burton
 • Governing body Oakville Town Council
 • MPs Terence Young
Lisa Raitt
 • MPPs Ted Chudleigh
Kevin Flynn
Area
 • Land 138.88 km2 (53.62 sq mi)
Elevation 173 m (568 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 182,520
 • Density 1,314.2/km2 (3,404/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code(s) L6(H,J,K,L,M)
Area code(s) 905, 289

Oakville is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The population of Oakville was 182,520 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Oakville is Rob Burton.

Dundas Street was surveyed for a military road in 1793 and was bought by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada in 1805. British immigrants settled the area surrounding Dundas Street as well as on the shore of Lake Ontario in 1807. The Crown bought the area surrounding the waterways in 1820 and the area around the creeks, gave up to the Crown by the Mississaugas, was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827.[2]

The towns of Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and the remainder of Trafalgar Township merged with Oakville in 1962.

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