Protecting Oakville's future as Canada's most livable town

"Mayor Rob Burton is among the best mayors"

 — 2014 Toronto Star election endorsement
Mayor Rob Burton celebrates 1st re-election with 6-term former Mayor Harry Barrett

YTV founder Rob Burton

YTV founder Rob Burton

controls growth/debt/taxes

with real business know-how

controls growth/debt/taxes

with real business know-how

Mayor Rob Burton and Wendy Burton celebrating Oakville's 2012 Olympians

Rob preserves and enhances

Rob preserves and enhances

greenspace/heritage/economy

greenspace/heritage/economy

Councillors carry Mayor Rob Burton on their shoulders to celebrate end of powerplant threat

For Canada's most livable town

For Canada's most livable town

& Canada's safest region

& Canada's safest region

"Canada's greenest mayor is Oakville's Rob Burton!"
 — David Donnelly, Environmental lawyer & former Executive Director, Environmental Defence Canada


Mayor Burton cuts growth
Latest census shows growth at 30 year low


Mayor Burton controls growth
Our Official Plan limits growth to what fits  


Mayor Burton protects neighborhoods
Our Official Plan keeps neighborhoods stable


Mayor Burton protects green space
Rob created GTA's first municipal greenbelt 


Mayor Burton supports Greenbelt
Mayor leads Municipal Leaders for Greenbelt


Mayor Burton fights bad growth
Mayor led refusal of Glen Abbey application


Mayor Burton protects heritage
Mayor led Glen Abbey heritage designation


Mayor Burton saves green space
83%+ of Merton lands saved as green space


Mayor Burton grows our tree canopy
Urban Forest Plan taking Town to 40% canopy


Mayor Burton fights for Oakville
Mayor Burton led effort to abolish the OMB


Mayor Burton fixes traffic/transit
Wyecroft bridge, wider roads, & smart lights


Mayor Burton prepares for change
Mayor's Climate Change Plan leads nation 


Mayor Burton creates new rec centres
Old OTMH site in 2020, & Neyagawa by 2024

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Mayor Burton reviving downtown
2020 new streetscape, 2016 new Cultural Hub


Mayor Burton chairs Police Board
Halton Police rank #1 in all policing measures


Mayor Burton led well-being plan
1st Community Safety & Well Being Plan here


Mayor Burton leads Livable Oakville
#1 place to raise kids, & #4 best town of all 


Mayor Burton keeps finances strong
Town's finances rated healthiest by experts


Mayor Burton attracts great jobs
Mayor's plan adds over 1,000 new jobs a year


Mayor Burton supports auto industry
Rob leads Auto Mayors to defend/grow jobs


Mayor Burton fights poverty
For living wage & community benefit plans


Mayor Burton strengthens Heritage
800+ Heritage homes & 4th Heritage District


Mayor Burton values volunteers
Community Spirit prize honours volunteers


Mayor Burton supports arts & culture
Dedicated arts centre & greater arts grants


Mayor Burton promotes active mobility
1,500 km routes now, 700 km more coming


Mayor Burton helps seniors
Seniors shopping bus, free transit Mondays


Mayor Burton cares for vulnerable
We're only GTA Region creating social housing


Mayor Burton enabled new OTMH
Essential Town donation made without taxes


Mayor Burton built 4 new rec centres
QEPCCC, 16 Mile, Soccer, & Oakville Arena


Mayor Burton fights for Oakville
AG: Mayor's control bylaw killed powerplant


Mayor Burton listens to all
At community leaders roundtables & events


Mayor Burton inspires
Rob's Livable Oakville vision is for all of us 

Rob got us the tools we needed to clear the huge backlog we had in designating heritage properties. He understands that a big part of the charm and attraction of Oakville is its historical buildings. He also understands that this takes money. Fortunately, his leadership in managing the budget allowed us to preserve our heritage before it got destroyed."

Harry Barrett
6-term former mayor of Oakville

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Our neighbourhood fought a proposed development that was inappropriate in terms of scale and character for our community… As we had experienced a previous administration that presented a splintered reaction to big development, it was clear to us that Rob’s leadership and ability to bring council together in a united vision was a huge benefit to Oakville.”

Pam Knight
Coronation Park Residents Assoc.

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In 2008 it was unclear what Canada and the US were going to do in the recession. This Mayor organized the other Mayors in Ontario. They stood up. And I know for a fact that that news got to Jim Flaherty and got to the Prime Minister’s Office. I just want to say thank you. Thank you for your leadership!”

James Rowland
Ford Motor Company of Canada

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Rob Burton’s major contribution to the Kerr Street Dream Centre helped create a legacy of hope for many in our town. From his advocacy on our behalf with the Councils of the Town of Oakville and the Region of Halton, to the Mayor’s Gala and the Mayor's Invitational Softball Tournament, Rob has proven time and again that he cares deeply for those in need in our community."

Colleen Semkiw
former Director, Kerr Street Mission

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Rob is a visionary and always makes decisions with the future in mind. It's hard to find leaders who are knowledgeable, collaborative and perceptive. Rob fits the bill. He is highly skilled at successfully handling town wide responsibilities. I would highly recommend working with Rob."

Stephan Bobesich
TD Corporate & Specialty Recruitment Consultant

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Rob is a perfect example of what a mayor can do to show respect for the town he represents. He attends every charitable event we ask of him, on time, with a smile, he is always very humble and yet exudes knowledge and a sense of caring about his town and the causes important to Oakville."

Niki Papaioannou
Marketing Consultant

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I want you to tell the Premier I'm behind you 100%. If everyone would be more like you, focussing on making things better, the world would be a better place. What you're doing for the auto industry is absolutely essential."

Hazel McCallion
Mississauga mayor 1978-2014

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I'm proud to be from Oakville for so many reasons, not the least of which is because we have a strong, fair and compassionate mayor in Rob Burton. Oakville is an awesome town, let's keep Rob working for us."

Adam van Koeverden
Oakville Olympic Champion

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Rob is a man of action. Others talked about fixing the ice shortage, suggesting too little, too late. But Rob has actually delivered what we need now – six new sheets of ice. As we say in hockey, don’t change a winning game!"

Mark Bentley
former President, Minor Oaks Hockey Association

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Mayor Rob Burton is the best mayor Oakville has ever had!"

Kevin Flynn
Oakville MPP & Labour Minister

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THIS IS OUR TOWN

Contact Rob
Office 905-842-4111, mayor@oakville.ca
Home 905-338-1200, oakvillemayor@gmail.com
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