Town of Oakville opts out of retail cannabis stores

Decision to be reviewed in December 2019
The Town of Oakville decided at its Council meeting Monday night that it will opt-out and not allow privately-operated cannabis retail stores in Oakville.
“Town Council’s vote to opt-out reflects what we have heard throughout our community,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We are supporting a wait and watch approach at this time. Municipalities just don’t have enough input into cannabis retail stores when it comes to notice, location, zoning and licensing.”
Council will reconsider its decision in December 2019 when staff will bring forward a new report once more information on retail cannabis is available.

Town votes on allowing Cannabis Retail Stores tomorrow – input wanted

January 14, 2019 — Council to vote whether to opt-in or opt-out of allowing retail cannabis stores in town.

Share your thoughts

The town wants to hear what residents have to say on this matter.

Attend Planning and Development Council on January 14, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Halton Regional Centre – Council Chamber
1151 Bronte Road, Oakville

Residents are welcome to share their opinion at the Council meeting on January 14 and can register as a delegate by emailing the or call 905-815-6015.

Remember to vote! – October 22 : Ward 2 and Mayor of Oakville

Please remember to vote this Monday, October 22nd for Ward 2 and Mayoral candidates. Voting is a key civic responsibility for all members of the community; we can only keep the West Harbour area such a great place to live through our civic engagement.

More voting information can be found here:

Another Successful WHRA AGM

Once again, the West Harbour Resident’s Association has had a successful, entertaining evening at our Annual General Meeting. Resident’s took the opportunity to enjoy socializing over beverages and snacks prior to the meeting, and had the opportunity to meet candidates for Ward 2 and the Mayoral candidates.

A big thank you to all of the residents, Mayoral candidates, and Ward 2 Candidates who attended our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.  Special thanks to the Oakville Yacht Squadron, who hosted us in their lovely facility right in the harbour and within the West Harbour area itself.

Bill Ardell did a wonderful job as MC, keeping the evening flowing, and maintaining decorum amongst all of the interested parties during the evening.

Cathy Duddeck, Ward 2 and Regional Councillor, spoke to issues of importance to the West Harbour Residents’.  Her presentation spoke to a great variety of topics, highlighting what a big task all Councillors undertake representing Oakville and our West Harbour area.  She has done a great job representing our neighbourhood over the years and was acclaimed in this years elections.

Ward 2 Candidates Ray Chisholm and Fraser Damoff made impassioned speeches about the issues of concern, followed by Mayoral Candidates Rob Burton, Julia Hanna and John McLaughlin. It was an interesting and informative evening as each candidate outlined their positions.

Resident’s had the opportunity to ask questions of all of the candidates, with candidates being given a time limit for responses. 20181016_202523




 The Mayor and Councillors will be in attendance as well as the candidates for the upcoming Municipal Election.

If you have specific questions that you would like to add to the agenda, let us know

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

At The Oakville Yacht Squadron

West side of the river at Oakville Harbour

Doors open 6:30 p.m. Social until 7:30 p.m.

 Cash bar

Light Refreshments provided

Come, meet your neighbours and find out what is happening in your community!

Thank you to all who attended the annual WHRA BBQ

Once again the WHRA BBQ was a roaring success.  Thank you to all who attended, brought salads, good cheer and merriment to our neighbourhood gathering. Special mention to Mother Nature, who held off with the rain until the last neighbours went home.

If you are missing trays or containers, please drop by 56 Kerr Street to pick up your items.

Attached are photos from this highlight of the WHRA Social Calendar.  IMG_6626



West Harbour Resident’s Annual BBQ- September 9th

We will once again host the annual WHRA BBQ on the verdant lawns of Jenn and Stephen’s home, at 56 Kerr Street on September 9th. The BBQ begins at 5pm. All WHRA resident’s are welcome to attend this fun filled annual event.

The WHRA Executive will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages. Resident’s are requested to bring a side dish for the communal table. Chairs and tables will be available, but resident’s are encouraged to bring one or more folding chairs with them if possible.

Please RSVP to Lesley Henshaw or Carole Gilbert so that we may estimate numbers for food at:



Oakville Named Best Place to Live in Canada

It will come as no surprise to most West Harbour Residents, nestled as we are between Kerr Village, Downtown Oakville, and Lake Ontario, but the Town of Oakville recently earned MoneySense Magazine’s coveted “Best Place to Live in Canada” for 2018.

Considering that Canada ranks at or the near the top of most every list of the best countries to live in the World, and that West Harbour can arguably boast more advantages than anywhere in Oakville, you have a very nice place to live, regardless of where you compare.

Link to article:

Oakville’s Canada Day celebration

Canada Day Celebration
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
July 1, 2018, 6-10 p.m.

New this year – the celebration will be an evening event starting at 6 p.m., with the fireworks show starting at 10 p.m. (weather permitting).

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and get to the park early to ensure a great seat for the fireworks over the water.

Family activities, music and food trucks will start in the park at 6 p.m.

Road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect before and during the event.

Harbours Master Plan Public Meeting 

Harbours Master Plan Public Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. 
Oakville’s beautiful and historic harbours are vital to our community and an important part of what makes Oakville such a great place to live, work and visit.
Based on extensive public consultation in 2016 and 2017, the Town of Oakville has developed a Harbours Master Plan that will ensure Bronte and Oakville Harbour continue to thrive well into the future.
Join us at a public meeting on June 13 at Walton United Church in Bronte where staff will present study findings and future directions.