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Oakville Real Estate - New French Catholic High School

The 'Oakville Real Estate' market will soon have a new French Catholic High School to offer to its residents. NORTH OAKVILLE TODAY - Bienvenue à la nouvelle école secondaire. Southern Ontario’s French Catholic school board, Conseil scolaire de district Catholique Centre-Sud (CSDCCS), announced Monday that they are planning to build a new high school in North Oakville. The board said they recently acquired a plot of land, at 2480 Dundas Street West, the proposed home of the school, located on the south side of the street to the east of Bronte Road. The property is located in the future development of “Millstone in the Park” by Fernbrook Homes, Menkes Developments. Read more...

Oakville Public Library available Online

If you can’t visit your local library in person, the Oakville Public Library is suggesting that you visit online. Many residents living in the Oakville Real Estate region are not aware of what the Oakville Public Library has to offer. The Oakville Public Library (OPL) is always available to you — on the Internet. In recent years, OPL has developed a detailed, user-friendly virtual branch, which offers a variety of services to the community without the concerns of line-ups or hours of operation. It’s as easy as creating a ‘My OPL’ account on the library’s website, where you can do anything from track your checked out items, place a hold, or renew items at any hour or pay fines. Read more...

Oakville Real Estate - CH says now is the time to destroy Giant Hogweed

Conservation Halton is advising that if residents have giant hogweed on their property now may be the time to destroy it. Giant Hogweed is a noxious perennial plant that has been spotted growing in the Oakville Real Estate area mainly along Sixteen Mile Creek and in some of the town’s parks and natural areas. During the summer the invasive plant reaches heights of 2.5 to 4 metres, with leaves up to 1 metre in breadth. It has a thick, 5 to 10 cm hollow stem and large umbrella-shaped flowers that are white in colour and can be more than 30 cm in diameter. Read more...

Oakville Real Estate - Town Gets $15 Million

The Town of Oakville announced Friday it has received $15 million from a trio of developers in fulfillment of the 2006 North Oakville Secondary Plan (NOSP) settlement agreement. Under the agreement, the developers — Great Gulf Group, Mattamy Homes and Trinison Management — get to develop 'Oakville Real Estate' in north Oakville, under the North Oakville Secondary Plan. In exchange, one of the things the Town gets is money allocated towards the development and construction of North Park, including the newly opened Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, located on Neyagawa Boulevard just north of Dundas Street. Read more...

Oakville Real Estate – Centennial Square in for a Major Makeover?

Downtown Oakville’s Centennial Square could be in for a major makeover. A group of about 10 residents have been working together over several years to try to get some dialogue going in Oakville about possible upgrades to the location, which currently houses the Oakville Centre for Performing Arts, Central Library branch, an art gallery and other public spaces. Now, Mayor Rob Burton is on board and wants the residents of the Oakville Real Estate area to decide if such a makeover should take place. “We’ve got to make sure (downtown) stays as good as it gets in North America,” said one of the group members, Don Pangman. “It’s spectacular downtown. We’ve got heritage. It’s got a lovely setting and we’ve got to make sure it stays vibrant all the time.” Read more...

Tim Hortons Camp Day is June 1st

Wednesday, June 1 is Tim Hortons Camp Day! Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons Restaurants is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. On Camp Day, when guests buy a coffee and participate in various fundraising activities, they will help send more than 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10-day summer camp session or a seven-day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation’s six camps in Canada and the United States. Children are selected by Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners who work closely with local youth organizations and schools to identify kids who would most benefit from an experience at camp. Read more...

Oakville Real Estate – CMHC Predicts Return to Stability

CMHC predicts that the housing market will stabilize in 2011, and that housing starts are expected to keep reflective of ‘demographic fundamentals’ through 2011-2012. “Modest economic growth, in conjunction with relatively low mortgage rates, will continue to support demand for new homes in 2011 and 2012. Nonetheless, we are expecting new and existing housing markets to fall in line with demographic fundamentals, as changes to mortgage rules take hold,” said Bob Dugan, Chief Economist for CMHC. Housing starts are forecast to be in the area of 166,600 to 192,200 units in 2011, with a point forecast of 179,500 units. In 2012, housing starts are expected to be in the range of 163,200 to 207,500 units, with a point forecast of 185,300 units. Housing Starts in the Oakville Real Estate area are expected to remain stable. Read more...

GO Transit Welcomes Back Niagara Falls Rail Service

GO Transit will be once again offering weekend rail service between Toronto and Niagara Falls beginning on Victoria Day weekend. Weekend train trips will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and are great for those in the Oakville Real Estate area looking to get away for the day. "We are pleased to be able to restore our weekend rail service between Toronto and Niagara Falls," said GO Transit President, Gary McNeil. "Passengers rely on our rail service to provide a fast, convenient and cost effective travel option for their summer weekend getaways. We know that we will also attract new passengers who want to explore the beautiful Niagara Region." Read more...

Oakville Place Farmers' Market now open for season

The Oakville Place Farmers’ Market opened for its fourth consecutive season last week and will now be open every Thursday right through to Thanksgiving weekend. The market’s main feature is Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables, that are available from vendors including Blyleven Farms, McNiece Greenhouse & Produce, Richardson Farms, Andrews Scenic Acres, Hillsview Farms and Thames River Farms. The farmers hope to nurture the growing enthusiasm for eating quality locally-produced foods. Ontario field strawberries, sweet peas, asparagus, rhubarb and Ontario greenhouse tomatoes and peppers are among the early new crops that will be available when the market opens again this week. Read more...

Downtown Oakville open for business Canada Day!

Oakville’s downtown core has been declared a “tourist destination” by the Region of Halton and Town of Oakville. “This is fantastic news for downtown Oakville!” Says Joseph Diodati, Chair of the Downtown Oakville BIA. The mandate of the Downtown Oakville BIA is to promote and enhance the downtown area and make improvements to municipally owned properties. With that mandate comes over $900,000.00 in investment from the BIA members which goes into the promotion and enhancement of the downtown area. Approximately $750,000 is through the BIA Levy – an additional tax above the commercial tax levy and the rest comes from corporate sponsorship, donations, revenue generation and grants. “This little gem called downtown Oakville is dynamic, its’ cultured and most importantly progressive” Says Marcia Small, Downtown Oakville Board member and business owner who was instrumental in this exemption. Read more...

Oakville Real Estate – Leader in Trenchless Technology Construction

The Halton Region was recognized for its commitment to trenchless technology on construction projects this week. During its 20th anniversary, the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) recognized Halton Region for its significant contribution and education to trenchless technology, which refers to construction methods that repair, replace or install buried pipes and structures without any, or minimal, excavation. This has had an impact on the Oakville Real Estate market by keeping the road delays to a minimum while development continues to the Northern Oakville Real Estate area. Read more...

Oakville Real Estate – Skateboard Park finds home in Glen Abbey Park

A much relocated skateboard park is now one step closer to having a permanent home in the Oakville Real Estate area at Glen Abbey Park. Oakville’s Community Services Committee voted Wednesday night to install the skateboard facility, originally located at West Oak Trails Park, at the Glen Abbey Park/Community Centre location. The facility would be located in the Oakville Real Estate area just north of the Glen Abbey Park central baseball diamond and south of the Abbey Plaza. Read more...

Win a luxury dream home in Oakville

Oakville is home to some of the most impressive real estate in Canada, and now, you could be the proud owner of one of the most outstanding new residences in town. Oakville is pleased once again to be the chosen site for the Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes Showhome. Located at 1259 Braeside Drive, off of Morrison Road, this Grand Prize is valued at just under $4 million. Kevin Shea, Manager of Public Relations for The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation explains why the area continues to be the ideal site. “Southeast Oakville has been our location of choice for The Welcome Home Sweepstakes Showhome since 2007, and it continues to draw big crowds to see the amazing work of House & Home and PCM Construction.” Read more...

Canadian Home Price Index Moving Up

The Canadian Resale market swung upwards in December, according to the latest release of the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index- which indicated increases in five of the six markets surveyed. The index indicates that prices were up 0.3% in December from November, as well as having gone up 4.1% from the same time the year before. Looking at specific regions, there was a 0.1% increase in Calgary- which signalled the first gain out of the last five months. In Vancouver and Montreal both, the rise was 0.5%. Toronto rose 0.2%. Halifax was a much larger 3.6%- which did not impact the overall index as much as one might think. On the other side of the spectrum, Ottawa declined by 0.4%- which is the fourth consecutive decline. The 'Oakville Real Estate' market was not included in the markets that were surveyed. Read more...