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A Walk Down Memory Lane… In Oakville!

Now that the warmer weather has embraced us, there is no better time to head out into the sunshine and check out the local shops, restaurants, and the historical features of gorgeous Oakville Downtown.

For those of you interested in the roots of your neighborhood, here is a brief history lesson to show you just how lucky you are to be a part of Oakvillage’s community.

Oakville’s history dates back to 1827 when Colonel William Chisholm, purchased 940 acres of uncleared land from the Crown at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek and then laid out the village’s original street grid, which remains intact to this day. Along the quaint streets of Old Oakville are vintage early 19th century structures. One of the oldest is the wood framed Thomas House, constructed in 1829, and situated next to Oakville’s original 1835 post office in Dingle Park.

The crown jewel of Old Oakville is Erchless, the red brick Georgian mansion of Oakville’s first mayor, Robert Kerr Chisholm. Situated next to Lakeside Park and with a commanding view of Oakville Harbour, this stately mansion is now home to the Oakville Museum. Scattered across Old Town are numerous historic structures. Among them is the Canada Presbyterian Church (1850) and St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church (1840), which enjoys the distinction of being the only church in Oakville still in its original form.

We hope you have a chance to get out and see them all this spring and summer!  Make Oakville your home today,  and register for Phase 2 of Minto Oakvillage


Home Renovation Ideas And Stores Near Oakville, Just In Time For The New Year

Home Renovation Ideas for the New Year- Oakville

Now that we have almost settled in after all the holiday busy scuttle of parties and gatherings, many of us are ready for a New Year change – in our home of course!

We have found some fabulous Home décor and Reno stores close to Oakville to help rediscover and revamp your favorite spaces in your home. Wheather you are going for an Art Deco feel, Cotemporary/Modern, Traditional or an Edgy Transitional feel, you can be sure to find just the right items to suit your vision. Some of the styles you may be considering are;

Art Deco: streamlined, geometric style of home furnishings popular in the ’20s and ’30s featuring rounded fronts, mirrored accents, sleek lines and wood furniture with chrome hardware and glass tops.

art deco

Contemporary: A design which often has clean, sleek lines and is marked by solid colors, predominantly muted neutrals or bold punches of color in furniture and accessories. The furniture is lower to the ground and often has metal frames or straight legs with an emphasis on basic shapes and forms. Graphic elements in artwork or as accents work well with this look.


Interested in learning more design styles and ideas before you head out for some shopping? Visit: http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/design-styles-defined-pictures

Once you decide on a style/ design, you can make your way into one of these magnificent stores in Oakville!


House Warmings:

Located in Oakville, this establishment has been around for 20 years. Because they are a family owned business, they are passionate about their products and well stocked with everything you can possibly need to start or finish that renovation, or simple room transition. Carefully selected items in their store promises to give your space a warm and inviting environment. Aside from home products, professional assistance is readily available upon request. Their team of experts can help with Paint and color schemes, space planning, furniture selections, room accessorizing and much more!  Be sure to stop by, or visit their website at http://housewarmings.ca/



Urban Barn:

Whatever you have decided for this New Years Renovation resolution, the perfect piece can be found for your dining, living and bedroom space at Urban Barn. There is a vast selection of items from modern furniture pieces, edgy bold and eclectic, to more elegant and sophisticated styles. In addition, you will also find all the accessories you need to complete any room in your home. Art pieces and specialized services are also offered such as, Décor accents, wall décor, lighting, drapery, rugs, and the list goes on with different ways to speak to your individual needs and styles. Come visit Urban Barn in their Oakville home! For more information on services, products and location, click here: http://www.urbanbarn.com/home.do?gclid=CJeM7I7LkMoCFRCNaQod8JIDJw

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Oakville Winterberry Lane: Furniture and Home Décor:

Located in South East Oakville, Winterberry Lane offers a unique selection of vintage furniture and the option to transition your already favorite pieces to get professionally treated. They have a philosophy that rather than discarding furniture you no longer need or enjoy, you can revamp it into something beautiful and perfect for you New Year design ideas. In addition, they provide services such as professional grade spray booth where every piece of your furniture will undergo a multi- step spraying process by artists that have over 30 years of experience! For more information on services, location and contact information visit the website at: http://www.winterberrylane.com/

winterberry lane

Mississauga Home and Design Centre:

Are you someone who knows you need a change in your home, but you don’t have a clue as to what direction you want to take yet? Why not visit the Mississauga Home and Design Centre, where you will find everything and anything related to new and old home renovations, home décor, decorating ideas, and much much more! The Mississauga Home & Design Centre is your one-stop destination for all your home décor needs, and all conveniently located in one easily accessible plaza on Dundas Street West just east of Winston Churchill Boulevard. Whether you need guidance or you want to walk around to get some ideas rolling for your future New Year’s renovation, stop by for some inspiring ideas to get the ball rolling! For hours and location visit their website here: http://www.oakvillehomedecor.ca/index.html

shabby chic

We hoped this help narrow down your search for the perfect style, and store located near you in Oakville for that perfect New Year home renovation. Whether it’s one room, an area of your office, or the entire home, be sure to visit one of these fabulous stores waiting to help make your dream home a reality!

If you’re still looking to move to Minto Oakvillage, be sure to register for Minto Oakvillage Phase 2 on our website!

Happy New Year!

Come Visit Downtown Oakville’s Autumn Harvest!

Celebrate fall in downtown Oakville! Every Saturday in October from 1 to 4 pm, residents of Oakville and their families can enjoy hayrides, in-store activities, and live entertainment at the Autumn Harvest.


Participating downtown Oakville businesses are offering special offers and activities for families to enjoy. Kensington Kitchen and Bath will host fall and Halloween themed stories and treats every Saturday at 1:30 pm, perfect for the kids. Tommy Bahama is hosting a sidewalk art competition where you can show off your artistic ability win some great prizes!



If you have a sweet tooth, then you may want to participate in the Black Forest Pastry Shop Mile. On Oct 24, take part in a fun and fabulous cupcake relay where you get to indulge in a cupcake for every mile you run, running until all the cupcakes are done!


Fall is a favourite season for many, and it’s the perfect time of year to spend quality time with your loved ones. Enjoy fall-flavoured foods, changing leaves, and pumpkin picking with your family or friends. For a full list of participating events and activities, visit Towne Square or visit the Oakville Downtown website http://oakvilledowntown.com/ . Towne Square will be providing maps to help direct visitors and residents throughout downtown that will highlight what is happening in stores during Autumn Harvest.




If you live in Oakville or just want to explore the neighbourhood more, the Autumn Harvest is great way to experience fall while getting to know your community.



If you’re still looking to move to Minto Oakvillage, be sure to register for Minto Oakvillage Phase 2 on our website!