Bronte aspires to be a vibrant community where everyone is welcomed and everything you need can be found. Established as a small fishing village, today it is Oakville’s waterfront tourism destination with a robust residential community of 13,000+ people and an evolving commercial district.

Since 2017, the Bronte Business Improvement Area has run a beloved public art installation called At Home in Bronte, which has invited local artists, families and community groups to design and paint Muskoka chairs that are put on display year-round. The chairs serve as a colourful symbol that is unique to the fabric of Bronte and they continue to serve as a reason for visitors to come to the district.

A simple gesture like seating is key to transforming a place where everyone feels welcome. And public spaces which people feel connected to, actively participate in and are proud of have never been more important to people’s wellbeing.

The 2024 At Home in Bronte Project was sponsored by BUM Outdoor Furniture. Sixty local residents, families, community groups, artists and Bronte businesses painted chairs, which are now on display at the waterfront in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.

Visitors are invited to explore our beautiful waterfront and surrounding businesses to check out each uniquely designed chair – there are 130+ chairs to explore! Take a photo of yourself in the chairs and share @BronteEvents on Facebook and @BronteBIA on Instagram.

This program is organized and paid for by the Bronte BIA and its 175+ businesses. It is part of our effort to encourage local residents and visitors to get outdoors, get active and enjoy the colour, vibrancy and charm of Bronte.

Bronte is accessible by bike, car, local public transit and GO train. Read more about how to get here and parking before you head out. Once here, the pathways in the park and district sidewalks are wheelchair, stroller and feet-friendly. We’re proud to partner with the Town of Oakville which maintains plowed pathways in the park. The washroom at Fisherman’s Wharf is open and cleaned year-round.


Congratulations to the Bronte BIA and its partners on receiving funding from the first round of the My Main Street Activator program. The My Main Street Activator program, led by the Canadian Urban Institute, provides support across southern Ontario for local community placemaking projects, including activities, enhancements and policy and capacity building designed to draw visitors and increase local vibrancy. My Main Street is made possible by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Read more.