Canada's Best Locations:
Wednesday Dec 28th, 2022
Oakville has been selected as one of Canada's Best Locations by Site Selections:
Rebekah Diec Stormes, Director, Economic Development
“The Livable Oakville Plan is a historic achievement that helped Oakville become the most livable town in Canada. Our official plan helps us control growth and protect our existing neighborhoods.” — Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, December 2021, after a year that among other things saw the town successfully fight off efforts to redevelop the town’s historic Glen Abbey Golf Course and saw Amazon move a planned facility to nearby Mississauga
Recent Projects: Hilti, Wiseacre Studios, Dana Inc., Geotab
Oakville’s 2021 annual report stated that more than 1,000 new jobs were created in this town of 225,000 people in 2021. The town’s economic development department, in partnership with building services, implemented a pilot program to provide enhanced service to priority non-residential building permit applications. From April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, three new investment files were successfully supported through the pilot program. “This new approach will get people building and enhance Oakville’s competitiveness for new investment,” says the Invest Oakville team. Oakville is No. 2 in the GTA by percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Plans are underway to transform Midtown Oakville into “a vibrant, people-oriented, mixed-use community that can accommodate more than 13,000 residents and 7,000 jobs in the coming decades,” said the annual report.
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