Bronte Village is a harbourfront locale with classic boardwalks, great restaurants and to the keen eye: nuggets of Oakville’s history scattered throughout the area. It’s an area that is both a time capsule of Oakville’s past and in a state of growth, with new shops and homes being built to this day. The marina is one of the most eye-catching areas in town, it’s a great spot for taking a jog with a scenic view. The marina and boardwalk is complemented by the appropriately nautical themed pub “The Cove”, and perhaps the best cup of coffee in all of Oakville can be picked up at “Taste of Colombia” nearby. Most of the restaurants in this area offer a nice view of the lake during the warmer months.
There are also some great supermarkets in the area – Denningers and the newly opened Farm Boy are popular places to grab groceries and the latter has a great hot table to grab a quick lunch. Not all shops are big chains however- everything from custom aquariums to art lessons can be found in a Bronte Village “mom and pop” shop. The neighbourhoods are quaint and tucked away far behind the main streets, so noise and traffic is minimal. There is also a mix of condos and townhomes overlooking the lake- great for those who want to have a close walk to their favourite shop or restaurant in the area. There is also a luxury condo building called “The Shores” which is a new addition to the area.
The area was also an important part of the Underground Railroad – there are plenty of old buildings and landmarks dedicated to historical events in the town. Even though there are a lot of old, small homes being torn down to build newer ones, Bronte Village still has plenty of historical landmarks that are being maintained today- such as The Sovereign House. Whether you want to be close to the town’s history, be near your new favourite restaurant, or just simply have a great view of the lake: Bronte Village is undeniably a beautiful place to live with plenty of character.