Bronte Village is located on the western shores of Lake Ontario accessible from all directions and by almost all modes of transportation, including by boat!
Bronte is a walkable, safe and inviting neighbourhood right at the water’s edge. You can walk from Rebecca Street @ Bronte Road in 10 minutes or from Third Line and Oakville South Centre/bus exchange in about 20 minutes. Leave the car at home if you live nearby and enjoy the fresh air and ambiance as you stroll the area.
Bronte is serviced by four Oakville Transit bus stops along Lakeshore Road – at Bronte, Jones, Nelson and East Street – in addition to stops on Bronte Road north of Lakeshore and beyond.
The No. 3 & 3A Third Line services South Oakville Centre, Bronte GO and Bronte Village.
The 14 & 14A Lakeshore West services the Oakville GO, downtown, Bronte Village, and connects to Burlington Transit.
Both run every 30 minutes during peak hours. Check for service impacts due to COVID.
Did you know kids under the age of 5 ride for free with a paying adult and seniors can ride all routes all day for free on Mondays? Read more.
Oakville is a designated Bicycle Friendly Community. The Waterfront Trail links Bronte to neighbouring cities like Port Credit to the east and Burlington and Hamilton to the west, plus local cycling routes. Sidewalk bike racks are located throughout the district. A continuing pilot project has bike corrals in place on Bronte Road near Marine Drive throughout the Summer and into Fall.
Check out the Town of Oakville’s active transportation options, tips and ideas.
Located at the intersection of Lakeshore and Bronte Roads, Bronte Village is a 15-minute drive from anywhere in Oakville. There are a variety of public and private parking options, from quick stop curbside spots that allow for 20 minutes to run an errand, longer-term municipal lots, designated accessible parking, private lots attached to designated commercial buildings, to paid street parking for 2-9 hours.
Bronte is currently part of a two-year (2019-2021) paid parking program launched by the Town of Oakville outside commercial storefronts on main and secondary streets as well as town-owned spaces at Bronte Village Mall front row facing Lakeshore. It was implemented to address concerns about availability of parking in the area. Parking is managed with metres, monthly permits and the Honk mobile payment app.
Offering and enforcing paid parking options ensures spaces are available for customers, visitors and residents to keep the district thriving. Charging for parking in commercial areas is a common way to promote turnover and manage demand. Rates, fees, durations and hours of operation in Bronte Village are consistent with those in other commercial districts in Oakville.
Rates are $1.50 per hour and $0.25 in 20-minute quick stop spaces (free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays). All-day (nine-hour) parking is available on Ontario Street for $7 per day or $39.55 for monthly permit.
Be aware that some parking lots are privately owned (meaning not owned or operated by the Town). They are specifically for customers of the adjacent stores, restaurants and businesses only. If you park on the private property and leave the lot – even just to run a quick errand at another business – you may be ticketed and/or towed by the private property owner. Look carefully for signage to be sure. Neither the Town nor BIA manages or influences operations on private property.
Since January 1, 2020, tow trucks require a license to operate in Oakville. The bylaw regulates the fees charged when a vehicle is towed from a private property. If you think you’ve been charged more than the law allows, such as an ‘administration fee,’ contact the Town immediately.
Steer your boat into Bronte Harbour, past the lighthouse, and moor at the Visitors Mooring along the pier on your right for a few hours. Shop, dine and re-stock supplies in Bronte before heading home.
Read more about Harbour Office services, fishing, renting slips, boat launches and more at the Town’s Oakville’s Harbours website.