THIS IS OUR TOWN


Our Town controls growth
Latest Census shows growth at 30 year low


Our Town controls growth
Official Plan puts growth where it fits


Our Town controls growth
Official Plan protects stable neighbourhoods


Our Town protects heritage
Glen Abbey recognized as Heritage Landscape


Our Town protects heritage
800+ Heritage homes, 4th Heritage district


Our Town wins
Mayor Burton a leader in abolition of OMB


Our Town is prepared
Climate Change Plan that leads the nation


Our Town finances strongest
Experts rate Oakville as best fiscal health


Our Town enabled new OTMH
Town donation made new hospital possible


Our Town attracts good jobs
Award-winning plan adds 1,000 jobs/year


Our Town reduces poverty
Community Benefits & Living Wage jobs


Our Town houses the vulnerable
Only GTA Region creating social housing


Our Town safety & health tops
Community Safety & Well Being Plan leader


Our Town Canada's safest
Mayor Burton chairs Halton Police Board


Our Town grows tree canopy
Urban Forest Plan takes us to 40%


Our Town greenest in GTA
GTA's first & biggest municipal greenbelt


Our Town supports Greenbelt
Mayor Burton chairs Leaders for Greenbelt


Our Town aids active mobility
1,500 km paths/trails, 700 km more approved


Our Town fixes traffic/transit
Road widenings, smart lights, Wyecroft bridge


Our Town helps seniors transit
Seniors shopping bus & free transit Monday


Our Town values volunteers
Community Spirit Awards for volunteers


Our Town attracts families
Rated #1 town for kids & #4 best town of all


Our Town building rec centres
Reynolds site 2020, N. Park, N. Trafalgar next

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Our Town built new rec centres
QEPCCC, Soccer, 16 Mile, Trafalgar Park


Our Downtown will be best
New streetscape & cultural facilities


Our Town boosts arts & culture
Dedicated arts centre, arts grants expanded


Our Mayor listens
Monthly leaders forum & local groups/events


Our Mayor inspires
Livable Oakville vision & a mayor for everyone

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

"Mayor Rob Burton is among the best mayors in the GTA"

 — 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

Uses real business know-how

controls growth, debt, & taxes

puts residents first in all we do

Uses real business know-how

controls growth, debt, & taxes


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

Rob preserves and enhances

Rob preserves and enhances

our greenspace & heritage

our greenspace, heritage, & economy

and grows our 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

And Canada's safest community, too

And Canada's safest community, too

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"Canada's greenest mayor is Oakville's Rob Burton!"

 — David Donnelly, Environmental lawyer & former Executive Director, Environmental Defence Canada

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 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 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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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. On behalf of all of us here, Mayor Burton, thank you for your leadership.”

James Rowland
Ford Motor Company of Canada

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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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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 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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Mayor Burton put all the players in a room, and a process which normally could take months was done in 2 weeks, without compromising on requirements but with time-efficient one-stop shopping that really made a difference."

John Tory
at the 2010 Mississauga Jobs Summit

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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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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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