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Nestled on the western shores of Lake Ontario, Bronte is one of the most scenic and inviting places to live and do business in the GTA. And our evolution continues.

Bronte is home to over 13,600 residents, 175 businesses and growing. It is one of six growth areas identified in the Town of Oakville’s “Livable Oakville Plan” for revitalization as a complete community. It is being regenerated as a mixed-use area with a distinct character including a thriving commercial shopping district and a variety of housing options that provide an appealing year-round environment for future residents, employees and visitors.

In 2021, the Bronte BIA lead the BronteForward! community visioning process that captured what residents want this neighbourhood to look, feel, smell and taste like in the coming decades. The result: it’s a place where everyone is welcomed and everything you need is here. In other words, it’s what’s called a ’15-minute district’ where local residents can walk to all the amenities they need in about 15 minutes or so. 

Businesses We Need

To help fulfil the vision, we need to round out our retail mix to add to the unique restaurants, retailers and personal services already here.

In particular, we need:

  • Specialty fresh food, like a bakery, cheese shop, deli or butcher, organic, seafood
  • A bottle shop, beer store, LCBO or wine store
  • General merchandiser with a broad assortment
  • Hardware store
  • Casual dining and pubs, in particular, family oriented restaurants
  • Shoe repair
  • Post office
  • Community & cultural services, like a theatre or music lounge
  • Apparel stores, including kids & men’s
  • Bars and breweries, including a craft brewery with onsite brewing
  • Year-round market hall with multiple vendors; think Vancouver’s Granville Island Public Market or Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market or Paris’ Wincey Mills
  • Travel agency
  • Co-working spaces

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Why Bronte?

  • Waterfront
  • Sports
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Biking
  • Public Transit
  • Connectivity
  • Recreation
  • Housing Options
  • EV Charging Stations
  • Greenspace
  • New Public Square
  • Four Seasons
  • Public Spaces
  • Culture
  • Robust Retail Offerings
  • Heritage & History
  • Schools
  • Community Centre
  • Redevelopment Opportunities
  • Current Retail Vacancies Available
  • Pop-up Retail Options
  • Parking Management Strategy

Properties for Lease or Sale

Things are constantly evolving as change takes hold here. See the most recent list of vacant properties for lease or sale and link to the official realtors’ sites for the most up-to-date information.

For Lease:

Five street-level opportunities available at The Village on Lakeshore Road W @ Bronte Road

100 Bronte Rd; newly renovated office with harbour views; open concept and dedicated offices for up to 25 people; kitchen and boardrooms. Call BIA office for contact: 905-825-3258

Start a Business

The Halton Region Small Business Centre has lots of resources and courses to help you start and grow your business at minimal or no charge. Take advantage.

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Learn More & Contact Us

We have a clear and focused community created vision with short-, medium-, and long-term actions to get us there. We’re looking for partners to help us build a distinct sense of place by making Bronte walkable, bikeable and liveable, and ensuring we offer unique businesses that serve locals and visitors.

Bronte BIA Economic Development Summary & Action Plan 2022

Connect with us and we can share more data and research to help you make decisions.

Kylie Wilson

Executive Director