The suburb town, Oakville, is located in the southern part of Ontario in the Halton Region between Toronto and Hamilton. Oakville belongs to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The town was established in 1827 and has a population of 192,832, based on the 2016 population census. Furthermore, it has a land area of 138.89 square kilometers and therefore a population density of 1,314 per square kilometers.
Most of the Oakvillians are European Canadians (up to 68.4%); the total aboriginal population is 0.7%; the South Asian population is 8.9%; Chinese 7%, Arabians 3.2%; Blacks 2.9% and so forth. Based on the 2011 population census, about 69.6% of Oakvillians speak English as their mother tongue; 1.8% speaks French, 1.5% speaks Polish and so forth.
Further, Oakville is rich in arts and culture. The Oakville Arts Council (OAC), formed in 1978, ensures that Oakville arts and culture is upheld and promoted. The first Oakville Youth Arts Council was formed in 2012-2013 with the purpose to create activities, events, and programs for student artists and the youth. Notable centers for arts in Oakville include Oakville Galleries located in downtown Oakville and East Oakville and Oakville Center for the Performing Arts.
Oakville is home to several topnotch companies, such as Tim Hortons, the Ford Motor Company, Mattamy Homes, and so forth. The town also comprises the Oakville Place Shopping Center, Smart Center Oakville and so forth.
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