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Welcome to Oakville Real Estate - A guide plus a description of Oakville and the amenities

Oakville Real Estate

Tourism is an important industry within the Oakville Real Estate area, attracting over 1.4 million visitors annually. Real Estate in Oakville has over 2,400 acres (972 hectares) of park land, two natural harbours, historic buildings, theatres and galleries, Glen Abbey Golf Club - site of the Canadian Open, and the annual Waterfront Festival, and Jazz Festival. Corporate travelers find Oakville a preferred locations or hub for business in the Toronto/Southwestern Ontario area. Meetings & conference venues, contemporary accommodations, dining, shopping and live theatres are features of the Oakville Real Estate Market.

Real Estate Activity
Oakville Economic Development tracks major non-residential real estate transactions (over $1,000,000) quarterly.  Download a list of real estate transactions in the Oakville Real Estate market for 2010 YTD (pdf, 12 kB).

Construction Activity
Construction Activity tracks the value of building permits issued for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects in the Oakville Real Estate market.

Historical building permit information for 2004-2008 (pdf, 50 kB).

Industrial and Office Market Profile
The Industrial and Office Market Profile  provides a snapshot of current economic and real estate activities and trends in the Town of Oakville, including inventory totals (sq.ft), availability and vacancy rates, average rental rates, average realty taxes, and operating costs within the Oakville Real Estate area.

Top 100 Employers
Oakville’s Top 100 Employers list include companies from the automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, ICT, professional service, and construction industries.  Over 19,000 are employed by the Top 100 Employers located in the Oakville Real Estate region.

Town Planning

Town of Oakville Official Plan
The Official Plan of the Oakville Planning Area is the principal policy statement regarding the future development of the Oakville Real Estate. It provides direction for official bodies, private interests, and the community at large to ensure proper coordination of decisions and activities of both the public and private sectors of the Oakville Real Estate community. In particular, it is intended to be a guide for the Council of the Town of Oakville in the exercise of those powers conferred upon it by the Planning Act, The Municipal Act, and The Regional Municipality of Halton Act
Source: Town of Oakville 2006 Consolidated Official Plan

Town of Oakville Zoning By-Law
Zoning By-law 1984-063 is the Town’s comprehensive Zoning By-law, which deals with permitted uses of land and buildings on all properties in the Town of Oakville.  The Zoning By-law is intended to help implement the goals, objectives and policies of the Town of Oakville Official Plan for Oakville Real Estate matters. 

The text should be read together with the maps. Although the sections of the text are updated on a regular basis, it is advised that you contact the Planning Services Department / Building Services Department to ensure the text and map you are viewing is the most recently approved version for the Oakville Real estate area.

Town of Oakville Land Use Planning Applications and Forms
There are numerous processes involved in the development of land, individual properties or large tracts of land within the Oakville Real Estate market. To develop a property, one or more applications may be required.

The Development Services Department reviews applications and conducts inspections in accordance with the Town of Oakville policies and by-laws and other applicable law within the Oakville Real Estate area.
Source: Town of Oakville 2006 Consolidated Official Plan

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Ryan Crane is an Oakville Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp. Brokerage. He Specializes in the Mississauga, Milton, Burlington, and Oakville Real Estate markets. You can reach him at (905) 842-7000


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