Parking/Towing Warning in Bronte Village

As some of you may be aware, Bronte has recently struggled with its available parking spaces and towing issue for both residents and visitors. To help with the challenge, we have worked with the Town to add more interim parking spots along secondary roads as noted above on the map.

Private Lots Currently Enforcing With Towing 

  • 2441 Lakeshore Rd. W. Sobeys/Rexall (Crombie Reit Private Lot) & adjacent Hero Burgers/Bronte Village Dental lot
  • 2440 Lakeshore Rd. Centriller Square (Davpart Property Management.  Block with stores bounded by Denningers on east end and El Spero on west. This lot also serves stores on Marine Drive.

Did you know that 

  • Only ‘present’ customers visiting a business with a private parking lot are allowed to park in that designated commercial business parking lot. When you exit that business and then leave your car to walk elsewhere, you are not considered a present customer and therefore, can be towed by that commercial property owner. It is illegal to park in a private commercial parking lot, eg. if you park your car at Centriller Square and walk to another business not served by this lot, your car will likely be towed. 
  • There are a number of privately owned commercial business parking lots, surrounded by Bronte Rd., Lakeshore Rd W., Marine Dr., and Jones St. Please refer to the map provided below to learn which businesses are served by each parking lot. Please don’t leave your car in one lot and cross to another lot servicing other businesses. 
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Bronte BIA Board of Management Statement

The Bronte BIA shares the concerns of residents regarding the current practice of predatory towing in our Bronte business community. Unfortunately, the BIA has no jurisdiction over the right of private commercial lot owners and the manner in which they choose to protect their parking for their own customers. However, the BIA is working diligently with the Town and all the stakeholders in this matter to find a long-term solution.

Parking in Bronte Village – Councillor Sean O’Meara
As some of you may be aware, Bronte has recently struggled with its available parking spaces for both residents and visitors. As we undergo revitalization and development in Bronte, we expected some disruptions however the recent towing of vehicles by private property owners has been regrettable to say the least.
I want to outline what we have done from a Town’s perspective on this issue.

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Mother’s Day… Some Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming this weekend, and it can be difficult to think of a way to treat moms. Whether you want to get her something she will use all the time or a surprise to make a special memory, don’t overthink it, it’ll only make it even harder. Here are some ideas, all of them easy to find in Bronte Village.

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Are you willing to lose 52 days of sales?


A recent study asks small retail businesses “Do you know what the busiest shopping hours are out of the whole week?

Between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM on weekends. According to the Simmons Market Research Bureau, 11% of people are out shopping during that time and this doesn’t include your tourists.

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Oakville community shows creativity and pride in bids to design Bronte chairs for Canada Day

AHIB promote poster

The Bronte Village BIA was thrilled to receive an overwhelming response to its call for submissions to paint a Muskoka chair for the At Home in Bronte, Perspectives & Reflections public art initiative. Local families, artists, businesses and charitable organizations answered the BIA’s call to submit unique and creative designs for a chair that conveys their perspective on Canada’s and Ontario’s history in Oakville, and celebrates the diversity of this community.

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Oakville’s Canada Day 150th Celebration Volunteers Needed

volunteer need Oakville's Canada Day 2017

We are currently looking for Volunteers for Oakville’s Canada Day. Volunteers would be providing assistance with programming and logistical operations, and offering hospitality to our guests in areas such as Bronte BIA Hospitality Booth (Information and Merchandise), Vendor check-in, parking, performer check-in and liaison, set-up, tear-down, and more. Please contact us to discuss options!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. It puts you in the center of things and gives you the ability to really make a difference and meet great people with the same vision…a vibrant, beautiful, and very livable Bronte Village community.

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Bronte Heritage Trail and Canada 150 Mobile Exhibit

Bronte Historical image

The Bronte Heritage Trail and Canada 150 Mobile Exhibit is a new project designed to bring Bronte Village’s history to life with location based content, e-beacons and interpretive signage, to highlight the unique roots of this community, and promote Canada’s 150th year of confederation.

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Vendor Opportunities at Oakville’s Canada Day 150 Celebration!

Canada Day Vendor booth

It is that time of the year again; we are now accepting applications from marketers and vendors who wish to participate in Oakville’s Canada Day.

This promises to be a blockbuster year for all Canadians.

Oakville’s Canada Day is a 1-day event that will take place in beautiful Bronte Heritage Park on Saturday, July 1st, 2017. For over a decade, we have hosted one of the best Canada Day celebrations and this year will be no exception.

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Bronte BIA Awarded Funding for Ontario 150 Celebration Public Art Project

Ontario Tourism Culture and Sport Minister Eleanor McMahon has just announced that Bronte BIA is one of 367 organizations across the province to receive funding under the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program. She notes that “2017 marks a once-in-a-generation chance to celebrate who we are and share our dreams for the next 150 years. This celebratory year will be a time of excitement and inspiration and it will be a chance for the province, as a founding member and leader in Confederation, to engage all Ontarians and play a leading role in commemorating and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada”.

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