old Oakville

I had to go to Oakville yesterday to get something from a lighting shop – I broke my 70s floor lamp. I had forgotten how pretty Oakville is. If you want a quick little afternoon of sightseeing, go to old Oakville, Lakeshore Rd. and Trafalgar area. It has lots of little boutique-style shops, a couple of ice-cream places, and it’s close to the lake. Just south of Lakeshore in that area are some streets lined with cute little houses. They are brick, clapboard, probably some board & batten, and well-maintained. They are cuter than the average old Ontario house, likely because Oakville served as cottage country to Toronto, I guess more than a century ago. Also kind of interesting are the huge houses east of that area, with their stone walls and iron gates. You can take the GO train to Oakville, or if you drive, along Lakeshore is a relaxing drive… well, west of Southdown Road it is. I love spending time in the old parts of cities; I see many similarities between old downtowns, and the small Ontario towns I grew up in.

1 Comment so far

  1. Sj (unregistered) on May 3rd, 2006 @ 8:30 am

    I also love the feeling of some of the places around T.O. Oakville is nice, but I loved the feel of Unionville. It always reminds me of a small cottage town or something. Not too far away but feels like another world.



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