While spring is officially almost here, The Weather Network is warning that it’s not time to put away all your hats, mittens and snow boots just yet. Like most Canadian winters, we probably won’t see real spring until late April or early May - and we may see more below-seasonal average temperatures than we have in a while.
Most downtowns across the GTA have been consumed by malls, franchises and fast food as far as the eye can see - but not Oakville. Oakville is one of the few cities in the area with a vibrant, thriving downtown area.
Year round you’ll find shoppers and strollers (and a few on Segways) walking along the storefronts and heritage buildings - and if it weren’t for hands clasping the smartphones and Tim’s cups, you’d wonder if you’d somehow traveled back in time.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, a couple selling their luxury home was completely flummoxed (their word, not ours) that they couldn’t sell their home. Fantastic location, an on-premises tennis court, a veritable monument to luxury - but they just couldn’t sell.
Earlier last month Canada Post announced that 11 communities in Canada would be moved to community mailboxes, phasing out door to door mail delivery in a cost cutting measure over the next five years - a pilot programme that has left many Canadians scratching their heads.
We should really expect nothing less from a city named after a leafy oak. Oakville Harbours was recently recognized for meeting the highest environmental standards in Canada. It’s not easy to create standards that allow for livable, healthy conditions all while enjoying recreational boating, but Oakville has done it again.
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