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



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 pace
Latest census shows growth at 30 year low

Mayor Burton controls growth
Our Official Plan limits growth to where it fits  

Mayor Burton protects neighborhoods
Rob's plan keeps growth away from neighborhoods

Mayor Burton protects greenspace
Oakville's greenbelt is GTA's first greenbelt

Mayor Burton supports greenbelts
Mayor leads Municipal Leaders for Greenbelt

Mayor Burton fights bad growth
Rob led Town's refusal of Glen Abbey application

Mayor Burton protects heritage
Rob led the 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 led abolition of the Ontario Municipal Board

Mayor Burton fixes traffic/transit
New Wyecroft bridge, wider roads, smarter lights

Mayor Burton chairs Police Board
We are safest & Police #1 in all policing measures

Mayor Burton leads well-being plan
New Safety & Well Being Plan allows all to shine

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 protects the future
Mayor's Climate Change Plan leads nation 

Mayor Burton protects Oakville's health
Rob's Health Protection Air Quality bylaw a 1st

Mayor Burton helps seniors
Seniors shopping bus, free transit Mondays

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

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

Mayor Burton values volunteers
Community Spirit prize honours volunteers

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

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

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Mayor Burton revives downtown
2020 new streetscape, 2026 new Cultural Hub

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

Mayor Burton enabled new OTMH
Essential Town donation made with no tax burden

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

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

Mayor Burton fights poverty
For living wage & community benefit plans

Mayor Burton thinks long-range
Rob's Vision 2057 Plan has consensus support

Mayor Burton supports arts & culture
QEPCCC Arts Centre & greater grants to arts

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

Mayor Burton listens to all
At community leaders roundtables & events

Mayor Burton inspires results
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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