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Starting a Business in Bronte

Halton Region Economic Development offers one-window access to government programs and services, information on Halton’s business environment and services to help you establish, expand or consolidate a business within Halton’s borders.

Oakville’s strong and diversified economic base offers an excellent location for both new and expanding businesses. Over 260 national and international corporate headquarters, constitute an important part of the 4,500 employers in Oakville. Oakville’s Top 100 Employers & Top Employers by Industry includes companies from the automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, ICT, professional service, and construction industries.  Over 19,000 are employed by Oakville’s Top 100 Employers.

Doing Business in Oakville

Businesses in Oakville currently pay between 2.4 and 3.6 times the tax rate of residential property owners even though they use less than half the municipal services used by a typical resident and pay for services they don’t even receive. In fact, these businesses subsidize programs and services for residential tax payers.

A low ratio of employers to residents also has serious environmental consequences. Sixty percent of Oakville’s employed residents have to leave the community every day to get to work. Encouraging businesses to locate and stay in Oakville will help reduce the impact commuting has on the world around us.

A liveable community must be financially sustainable. Development charges in the short term, along with property taxes gained from businesses over the long term will provide revenues to build needed infrastructure.

Retaining and attracting businesses to Oakville will help to offset increasing costs for delivering municipal programs and services—and will ultimately help reduce the rate of increase in residential property taxes.

Helpful websites:

Town of Oakville Public Tenders, Bids & Contracts – Vendor Information

Town of Oakville Permits, Licensing and Applications

Town of Oakville, Economic Development Department

Region of Halton Purchasing Department

Region of Halton, Economic Development Department

Region of Halton Small Business Information


There is currently a variety of lease and rental premises available in Bronte. Space ranges from modern live/work premises to two and three storey premises offering upstairs office space and ground floor retail.

Search these spaces using the online tools below. Our local real estate agents will be happy to provide full information on all properties of interest. Visit our Business Directory to view our local real agents who will be only too happy to assist.

Oakville Available Sites

Oakville has an inventory of 18.1 million square feet of industrial space, and over 2.2 million square feet of office space, with lease rates and property taxes that are competitive with other suburban locations (CBRE, Q2 2009). High amenity business parks and highway exposure characterize much of Oakville’s available space and development sites to meet current needs and future growth requirement.

The Town of Oakville has a robust and scalable telecommunications network that provides a full complement of telecommunications services to customers.

Online Commercial Real Estate Tools

Now you can dynamically search for available office, industrial, warehouse buildings and vacant land in Oakville by visiting

Detailed information on each property listing includes all building or site specs, infrastructure readiness, lease or sale price and complete contact information enabling you to connect to the seller via phone, email or web.

Realtors Across Canada provides this online tool, which is Canada’s Gateway to Commercial Real Estate.