Find an Event Near You! I live in or near: Find My Event Oakville Ontario is a town with a population of over , situated on Lake Ontario, and positioned halfway between Hamilton and Toronto. Its population grew by The town's history begins as the home of the Mississauga First Nation, who farmed around the area of Sixteen Mile Creek. In , what is now known as Dundas St. At this time many United Empire Loyalists were immigrating to Canada after the American Revolution, thus creating a great demand for land.
The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada purchased the land located between Etobicoke Creek and Burlington Bay in from the Mississaugas, and this purchase is known today as the Mississauga Purchase. In the land was divided into acre lots and settled by predominantly Scottish, Irish and English immigrants. By the Mississaugas had sold the remaining lands in the area to the Crown, and a man named William Chisolm would begin to develop the area.
Chisolm was the son of an Empire Loyalist who'd moved his family from Nova Scotia to Burlington Bay and whose main business was buying timber.
After purchasing acres of land around the Sixteen Mile Creek area in , William began building the first privately owned harbour in Upper Canada. The village was called Oakville and was soon home to warehouses, a gristmill, and a sawmill. In Oakville was officially declared a port of entry, and a customs house was established, to be run by Robert Kerr after Chisolm's death in The village became an official town in , and Chisolm's son George King Chisholm was its first mayor.
Another point of interesting Oakville history comes between and when the Underground Railroad secretly transported thousands of fugitive slaves across the Canadian border from America. Oakville Harbour was where many of the slaves would first see Canada, and during the middle of the 19th century Oakville's churches, schools and businesses were integrated.
Oakville continued to grow and became industrialized as several oil companies including Cities Service Canada and Shell Canada opened, as well as Ford Motor Company's Canadian Headquarters. Summertime brings the Oakville Waterfront Festival, the Oakville Downtown Jazz Festival, and many visitors from surrounding areas to enjoy the beautiful scenery and cultural events. Oakville is also a wonderful place to raise a family; many singles live here in the hopes of finding their mate. Held in downtown Toronto as well as Mississauga, participants sign up online for an event of their choice based on their age group.
Attendees arrive at a designated lounge or restaurant, where they are handed a "matchcard", a nametag and a pen. Each person meets a member of the opposite sex for three minutes; at the end of each date they mark off on their matchcard "yes" or "no" as to whether they'd like to see that person again.
Then next date then begins until they've met all All material, including text and artwork, is a registered copyright of 25dates.