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2019 Bronte Village Summer Guide

The first Bronte Village Summer Guide is now available at Bronte BIA retailers & online!

Events, shopping, dining, fishing, business, marina, parking……  

Click the link below to view what Bronte offers to you this summer!

Download Bronte Summer Guide

Posted in Business, Events, News, Seasonal Posts

Bronte’s “Lake Notes” Concerts features The Dave Murphy Band

Thurs, June 27 at 7-9PM.

Back by popular demand for the second year, the Bronte Lake Notes free Summer Music Concert Series is back with a crowd-pleasing pleasing mix of diverse and eclectic entertainment mix that includes traditional jazz, offering a diverse range of genres from traditional jazz, popular songs, a 40+ piece acapella Broadway performance choir, rock and fiddle. Opening night featured The Climax Jazz Band, Canada’s Ambassadors of traditional jazz.

If you are ready for a night of great music, fun and dancing you are ready for the Dave Murphy band this Thursday!

Posted in Lake Notes, News

Town Announces New Pilot Commercial Parking Program coming to Bronte Village in June

This June, the Town of Oakville will launch a two-year pilot commercial parking program in Bronte Village to address business and community concerns about the availability of parking in the area.
 
During the pilot program, paid parking will be available alongside Bronte BIA commercial storefronts on main and secondary streets, as well as at town-owned spaces at Bronte Village Mall front row facing Lakeshore. Parking will be controlled with meters, monthly permits and the Honk mobile payment app.
Posted in Business, News

Valentine’s Day in Bronte Village

Valentine’s day is only a week away, have you got your gift for the special people in your life? Don’t panic if you are not ready yet, we got you covered in Bronte Village.
 
Dining?
Looking for just the right place to have dinner? We have many dining choices to diverse taste and budget, dine in and take out.
Click here to find restaurants. 
 
Gift Ideas?
For that special something, explore our local, independent shops, from fabulous clothing boutiques and jewellery stores to one-of-a-kind gifts shops and designer home accessories, Bronte provides many options.
Click here to find our stores. 
Posted in Business

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. 
Posted in News

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.

Posted in News

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.

Posted in Business

Are you willing to lose 52 days of sales?

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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.

Posted in Business, News

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

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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.

Posted in Events, News