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

Uses real business know-how

controls growth, debt, & taxes

Uses real business know-how


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

Rob preserves and enhances

Rob preserves and enhances

our greenspace, heritage, & economy

our 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

and Canada's safest community

and Canada's safest community

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

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


Our Town controls growth
Census shows slowest growth in 30 years


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


Our Town controls growth
Official Plan protects stable neighbourhoods


Our Town is fixing traffic/transit
Wyecroft bridge, wider roads, smart lights


Our Town finances are best
Experts rate Town's finances as strongest


Our Town enabled new OTMH
Town donation made new hospital possible


Our Town cares for vulnerable
Only GTA Region that creates social housing


Our Town gets results
Mayor Burton a leader in OMB abolition


Our Town is prepared for change
Climate Change Plan that leads the nation


Our Town supports Greenbelt
Mayor Burton co-leads Leaders for Greenbelt


Our Town grows great jobs
Award-winning plan adds 1,000 jobs/year


Our Town promotes jobs
Mayor Burton leads Auto Mayors for jobs


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


Our Town safest for 10 years
Community Safety & Well Being Plan leader


Our Town is Canada's safest
Mayor Burton leads Halton Police Board


Our Town fights dangers
AG: Mayor's control bylaw killed powerplant


Our Town controls growth
Our Official Plan puts growth where it fits


Our Town plans its growth
Council rejects ClubLink development


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


Our Town values its greenspace
83% of Merton lands saved as greenspace


Our Town protects heritage
Glen Abbey Course designated heritage


Downtown to be best in Canada
New streetscape & cultural facilities ahead


Our Town attracts families
#1 town to raise kids, & #4 best town of all


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


Our Town creates new rec centres
Reynolds site 2020, then another in north

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Our Town fights poverty
Community benefits & living wage plans


Our Town helps seniors
Seniors shopping bus & free transit Mondays


Our Town aids active mobility
1,500 km routes now, 700 km more coming


Our Town built new rec centres
QEPCCC, 16 Mile, Soccer, Oakville Arena


Our Town values volunteers
Community Awards celebrate volunteers


Our Mayor listens to all
At local events & town leaders forum


Our Mayor inspires
A Livable Oakville vision, by a mayor for all

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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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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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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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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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 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 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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