Bronte is a walkable, safe and inviting neighbourhood right at the water’s edge. You can walk from Rebecca Street @ Bronte Road in 15 minutes or from Third Line in under ten minutes. Leave the car at home if you live nearby and enjoy the fresh air and ambiance as you stroll the area.
Take the Bus
Bronte is serviced by four Oakville Transit bus stops along Lakeshore Road – at Bronte, Jones, Nelson and East Street – in addition to stops on Bronte Road north of Lakeshore and beyond.
The No. 3 & 3A Third Line services South Oakville Centre, Bronte GO and Bronte Village.
The 14 & 14A Lakeshore West services the Oakville GO, downtown, Bronte Village, and connects to Burlington Transit.
Both run every 15-30 minutes during peak hours.
Did you know kids under the age of 5 ride for free with a paying adult and seniors can ride all routes all day for free on Mondays? Read more.
Bronte is accessible by bike from all parts of town and neighbouring cities. Sidewalk bike racks are located throughout the district. A continuing pilot project has bike corrals in place on Bronte Road near Marine Drive throughout the summer and into fall.
Check out the Town of Oakville’s active transportation options, tips and ideas.
Drive – Know Before You Go
There are a variety of parking options in Bronte Village from Quick Stop curbside spots that allow for 20 minutes to run an errand, longer-term Municipal lots, designated Accessible parking, to paid street parking for 2-9 hours.
Bronte Village Pilot Commercial Parking Program
In June 2019, the Town of Oakville implemented a two-year paid parking program outside commercial storefronts on main and secondary streets as well as town-owned spaces at Bronte Village Mall front row facing Lakeshore. This was to address concerns about availability of parking in the area. Parking is managed with meters, monthly permits and the Honk mobile payment app.
Offering and enforcing paid parking options ensure spaces are available for customers, visitors and residents to keep the district thriving. Charging for parking in commercial areas is a common way to promote turnover and manage demand. Rates, fees, durations and hours of operation in Bronte Village are consistent with those in other commercial districts in Oakville.
Rates are $1.50 per hour and $0.25 in 20-minute quick stop spaces (free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays). All-day (nine-hour) parking is available on Ontario Street for $7 per day or $39.55 for monthly permit.
Don’t Get Towed
Be aware that some parking lots are privately owned (meaning not owned or operated by the Town). They are specifically for customers of the adjacent stores, restaurants and businesses only. If you park on the private property and leave the lot – even just to run a quick errand at another business – you may be ticketed and/or towed by the private property owner. Look for signage to be sure.
New Tow Truck Licensing Bylaw
As of January 1, 2020, tow trucks require a license to operate in Oakville. The new bylaw regulates the fees charged when a vehicle is towed from a private property. If you think you’ve been charged more than the law allows, such as an ‘Administration Fee,’ contact the Town immediately.