EZBoxes delivers plastic moving boxes to Oakville, Ontario. Oakville is part of the Halton Region, on Lake Ontario, that is east of boarding Burlington, and west of boarding Mississauga Ontario.

Oakville is a town in southern Ontario, located in Halton Region on Lake Ontario halfway between Toronto and Hamilton. At its 2016 census population of 193,832, it is Ontario’s largest town. Oakville is part of the Greater Toronto Area, one of the most densely populated areas of Canada.

In 1820, the Crown bought the area surrounding the waterways. The area around the creeks, 960 acres, ceded to the Crown by the Mississaugas, was auctioned off to William Chisholm in 1827. He left the development of the area to his son, Robert Kerr Chisholm, and his brother-in-law, Merrick Thomas. Chisholm also formed shipbuilding business in Oakville Navy Street and Sixteen Mile Creek (Halton Region) and lasted until 1842, but shipbuilding in Oakville lasted into the late 20th century.

In the 1850s, there was an economic recession and the foundry, the most important industry in town, was closed. Basket-making became a major industry in the town, and the Grand Trunk Railway was built through it. In 1869, the population was 2,000. The community was served by the Great Western Railway and it was a port on Lake Ontario. The town eventually became industrialized with the opening of Cities Service Canada and Shell Canada oil refineries, the Procor factory, and, most importantly, the Ford Motor Company’s Canadian headquarters and plant, all close to the Canadian National Railway and the Queen Elizabeth Way highway between Toronto and Fort Erie.

In 1962, the town of Oakville merged with its neighbouring villages (Bronte, Palermo, Sheridan, and the remainder of Trafalgar Township) to become the new Town of Oakville, reaching northwards to Steeles Avenue in Milton. In 1973, the restructuring of Halton County into Halton Region brought the northern border southwards to just north of the future Highway 407.

Oakville has many communities that include: Old Oakville, Kerr Village, Bronte, Eastlake, Clearview, College Park, Iroquois Ridge North, Iroquois Ridge South, Glenn Abbey, Palermo, River Oaks, Uptown Core, and West Oak Trails. Oakville has a developed arts and culture sector. This sector shows itself through The Oakville Arts Council, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, The Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Ballet Company, Oakville CommUnity Arts Space, and the Oakville Galleries.



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