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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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