Oakville is a suburban town in Southern Ontario, Canada. Located in Halton Region, on Lake Ontario, it is part of the Greater Toronto Area. As of the 2011 census the population was 182,520. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto to one side and Hamilton to the other, the beautiful Town of Oakville is known for its picturesque harbours, vibrant shopping districts and active arts community. Oakville is home to three distinct business areas: Bronte Village, Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village, each brimming with character, unique shops and restaurants.