Community

THE VIEW FROM OAK PARK

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The dictionary defines “community” as: a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. As a Real Estate Agent working in the North Oakville area, I love our community. As a resident in the Oak Park area, I am particularly appreciative of our community-oriented neighbourhoods. Oakville is a popular residential destination because it is small, it is safe, it offers great accessibility to Toronto, the airports (Pearson, Hamilton & Buffalo and the highways and it has great schools, great shopping and great restaurants. (Mayor Rob Burton recently described Oakville as “Canada’s community of choice to raise a family or enjoy retirement.”) But what I really love about Oakville are the neighbourhoods. There’s the old (SE Oakville, Old Oakville, SW Oakville, Central Oakville, Glen Abbey, Bronte Creek, Bronte), the new (Joshua Creek, West Oak Trails, Westmount) and the in-between (Oak Park, River Oaks). Some have their own restaurants and shopping districts, but all offer good schools, parkettes for the kids and trail access for biking, hiking and blading. Older areas are getting refurbished with lots of new renovations. The population is turning over, and younger families are moving in. In the SW and Bronte, bungalows are being turned into million dollar homes. The Older areas are more established with lots of trees. The Newer areas have more young families and modern layouts. No matter what you’re looking for, Oakville has it!

Oakville is a city with a thriving arts community, lots of events and festivals and many unique small business districts. Ethnic diversity is growing. But mostly Oakville is community. My own sense of community is to get involved and to give back. (The Publisher of The Oakville Beaver called the citizens of Oakville “amazingly charitable with both their time and money…and committed to improving the lives of their neighbours.”) I strongly support Moms & Tots (which has grown from an Oak Park-serving to an Oakville-serving organization). But more on them in a future Blog. For the right here, right now, I want to remind everyone in my community that I am sponsoring a FREE PUBLIC SKATE this SATURDAY MARCH 20 from 12 NOON – 1 PM at THE RIVER OAKS ARENA, PAD B. Rumour has it the Easter Bunny may have visited and left treats for the kids. But you’ll have to come to know for sure!! So take a break from this amazing Spring Break weather, come down to the rink and strap on the skates with your kids. I’ll be the one handing out the treats! (Or eating them, depending on how many kids show up!!)

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