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Guide for Moving to Oakville, Ontario

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Situated between Toronto and Hamilton, Oakville is a city of choice for people moving to Ontario. With 1420 hectares of parkland, 150 kilometres of trails and extensive public services it attracts young families, professionals and seniors. If you’re preparing for an upcoming move to Oakville, here’s a useful guide to help you get to know your new city in advance. 


Oakville City Services

Your first major concerns when you arrive will be waste collection, transportation and medical care.

  • Get all the information you need about garbage and recycling from Oakville’s waste management page.

  • Public transit is managed by Oakville Transit, whose services include free rides for youth and seniors, plus a Care-A-Van program for adults with disabilities.

  • If you’re planning to build a new home or renovate the house you’ve just purchased, check out the city’s Building and Renovations page to ensure your construction plans comply with local regulations.


Family Services

If you’re moving to Oakville with your family, you’ll need to plan for schooling. Oakville has more than 80 schools, many of which are private. For your college-aged kids, it’s the home of Sheridan College and within easy proximity to the University of Toronto and McMaster University.

For your family’s healthcare needs, Oakville is serviced by Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and approximately 30 clinics, many of which have walk-in services. For extensive information and access to healthcare resources, visit the Halton Healthcare site.

If you or a member of your household is near retirement age, Oakville offers resources and programs to address the interests and needs of seniors in the community.


Things to Do in Oakville

Whatever your interest, Oakville has an activity for you. The city offers an online newcomer’s guide to help you get started. Here are some activities you can look forward to.

Outdoor enthusiast? Oakville boasts 200 parks, including 31 on the waterfront. Other outdoor features include sports fields, tennis courts, splash pads, dog parks and skateboard parks.

Musically inclined? Of the many musical organizations calling Oakville home, you’ll find everything from barbershop harmony to jazz bands to Scottish country dancing.

Creative or crafty? Get involved in a crafting or photography group. The World of Threads Festival is an annual gathering of international fibre and textile artists.

History buff? Visit Erchless Estate, the home of the city’s founding family, or explore Oakville’s almost 60 kilometres of Heritage Trails.

Visit the city’s community groups page to explore the many ways you can get engaged in your new city.


Get an Estimate from Local Movers in Oakville

If you’re looking for a full-service moving company to handle your relocation to Oakville, trust the team at Appleby Moving & Storage Ltd. We’ll move you across town or, and we can even provide temporary storage if needed. Contact us today to learn more.




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