Halton Region, which was incorporated in 1974 to comprise of four municipalities:
The City of Burlington and the Towns of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.
The Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington make up the urban area to the south, generally along the lakeshore
and the Towns of Halton Hills and Milton make up the largely rural area to the north, clustered around the 401 and 407. While these communities were originally bedroom communities to nearby Hamilton and TOronto, today they are self-sufficient communities, with a complete range of educational, cultural and recreational facilities.
The first European to visit the area was the French explorer and fur trader Oavelier de la Salle and Louis Joliet, who arrived at Burlngton Bay in 1669 via the Grand River from Lake Erie on their return from Lake Superior. In 1821 Jasper Martin from Newcastle England built a grist mill along the banks of the Sixteen Mile Creek, near today's Milton, founding a settlement of 60 people first called "Martin's Mills" which had an ashery, small store and a post office.
Oakville was founded in 1827 by Colonel William Chisholm (1788-1842), who became a merchant and shipbuilder on 960 acres granted at the mouth of Sixteen Mile Creek, where he soon established the first privately owned harbour in Upper Canada and handled trade between Hamilton and Toronto. When the railway reached Milton in 1877, the town added several brickyards by the escarpment around Milton Heights.
After World War II, Halton entered into a period of prosperity and rapid growth, and by the early 1970s, Halton's population grew by 400 per cent as job opportunities and cheaper "country" living attracted residents.
The Oakville Ford Plant was built in 1952 and created 5,000 industrial jobs and prompted many auto suppliers to build in the area. In 1974, Halton County was reorganized into the Regional Municipality of Halton with four restructured municipalities (Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville).
The community's greatest two attractions are proximity to Lake Ontario (for water sports) and also to the Niagara Escarpment, with hiking, skiing, and a range of land-based recreation on extensive pubic parkland.
Oakville's manufacturing sector is clustered in the automotive, advanced technologies, and pharmaceuticals, with several alrge knowledge-based employers. Burlington has a manfuacturing sector strong in food processing, automotive & metal fabrication, pharaceuticals, and bio-tech, with several companies strong in information techologies, financial services, as well as transportation & logistics.
Oakville and Burlington have a wide range of housing, with single-family housing in both ruban and suburban settings, higher density condos and apartments in popular areas, as well as rural acreage and farm homes not far from the cities' cores. All are accessible to transit and major highways like the QEW, the 401 and the 407 for ready acess to nearby Hamilton, Toronto and Pearson International Airport.
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Here are some of the Oakville-Burlington Home & Condo builders listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Dormaster Garage Doors & Windows provides premium services in garage door installation and repair in Markham, Ontario. Also available 24/7 for emergency service and repair
An award winning Custom Home Builder and Renovation company. We specialize in Custom Home Building, Home Additions, Renovations, and General Contracting. Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville.
Flooring store and Live Edge-Re-Claimed custom Furniture.
A Burlington Ontario Real Estate Sales Professional with RE/MAX Realty Enterprises who provides expert service to out-of-town Buyers.
PRASADA Custom Homes is a luxury custom home builder in the Oakville – Burlington area. We pride ourselves in superior craftsmanship, attention to detail, and our unwavering focus on your satisfaction.
Here are some of the Oakville-Burlington realtors with knowledge of suitable homes available in the neighbourhood you want, listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
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I am Sarah Logue, Realtor and Team Leader in Millcroft, Burlington with Remax Escarpment. My teams specialty is selling homes in Millcroft, Burlington and Oakville.
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Alex Irish & Associates, a group of hard working, like-minded, community oriented Realtors who are all committed to practicing Real Estate with unwavering integrity, dedicated personalized service and a high degree of professionalism
Here are some of the Oakville-Burlington mortgage lending and mortgage broker companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
Professional mortgage brokers that provide residential and commercial mortgage financing. Contact us for your home mortgage advice 905 691 6706.
The Mortgage Department Corporation is independently owned and operated by Jim Panasiuk. Jim is a trained professional and is fully licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and has been serving your community for over 20 years.
Trusted and experienced mortgage broker serving Burlington, Hamilton, Brantford, Oakville, Guelph, Mississauga, Grimsby, Milton, and GTA. Mortgage advice for first time buyers, mortgage refinancing, home equity loans, reverse loans.
Ad Lakhanpal is a Mortgage Broker and can assist and handle cases of self employed, new immigrants, investors, bank turn downs, damaged credit, bankruptcy, or low down payment and more.
We help to arrange financing for home purchases, refinance, debt consolidation and investment through banks and non bank lenders. We make house calls.
Here are some of the Oakville-Burlington moving & storage companies listed in the Moving In Canada directory:
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK provides residential and business moving services, storage services, and packing supplies. We take pride in our "Movers Who Care" reputation and our 96% referral rate.
Genesis Transportation strives in finding the perfect freight forwarding solution for you. Specializing in 3pl solutions and cross border freight, let Genesis be the start of worry free transportation.
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If you're moving in Hamilton, you're in the right place. You Move Me is your favorite local movers in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, and the Greater Toronto Area!
The UPS Store offers printing & copying, graphic design, shipping services (including UPS plus other couriers), packaging boxes, supplies & service, mailbox rentals & more.
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Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Oakville-Burlington
ON: Milton, in the middle of Halton Region, sits alongside the picturesque Niagara Escarpment, just south of the 401. Milton has a GoTrain/bus station connecting the community to Toronto.
ON: Many of Bronte^s original settlers were United Empire Loyalists, and in 1954 Bronte Village became amalgamated into the Town of Oakville
ON: Oakville has a small town ambiance with excellent Highway, GO Train, and VIA Rail transportation. Oakville is home for 4,500 businesses and over 260 major head offices, including the Ford Motor Company of Canada
ON: Burlington has three general areas, Aldershot, west of the QEW and nestled along Burlington Bay, Old Burlington which is between the QEW and Lake Ontario, and the newer areas of Burlington lie north of the QEW closer to the Escarpment.
We have lots more neighbourhoods for you to explore and investigate...