Mayor Burton put all the players in a room, and a process which they were told would take months was completed in 2 weeks, without compromise on the requirements but with the kind of time-efficient one-stop shopping that really made a difference."

John Tory
at the 2010 Mississauga Jobs Summit

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If Camelot were set in Oakville

(With apologies to Lerner and Lowe)

Somedays, Oakville seems so nice a place to live....when Wendy and I went to see Camelot the opening song made me want to see what it would look like if we substituted Oakville for Camelot in the lyrics. With apologies to Lerner and Lowe, and to you, too, if it seems a stretch, here's what it...




Welcome new Councillor…

Ray Chisholm wins by-election

Oakville's south-central area, Ward 2, has elected a new Member of Town Council, Ray Chisholm. As Mayor, on behalf of Council it was my pleasure to welcome Mr. Chisholm, after the polls closed. All those who put themselves forward for the voters choice deserve everyone's thanks for their part in...




Choosing a new councillor…

Field of 11 candidates running

Oakville's south-central neighbourhoods (Ward 2) now have 11 officially registered candidates to choose among to fill the open Oakville Council seat in Ward 2. The seat was vacated when former Councillor Pam Damoff ascended to a seat in the Parliament of Canada in the 2015 election in Oakville...




How we welcome refugees…

Support groups organizing all across town

Mayor Burton's Refugee StatementThe federal government is working with Canadian organizations, private sponsors and all levels of government to help Syrian refugees resettle in Canada. Of the first wave of refugees, the majority will be privately sponsored and settled and cared for by their...
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