On the shores of Lake Ontario in Oakville, the picturesque Bronte Harbour Village of Bronte offers something for everyone. The Bronte Business Improvement Area oversees the stretch running along Lakeshore Road West from East Street down to West River Street and all roads south to the lake.
With over 200 businesses calling Bronte Harbour Village “home”, there really is a lot to discover.
Officially founded in 1834, the Village of Bronte has a long history with many changes taking place over the years. Bronte Harbour Village is the oldest fishing village on Lake Ontario. It boasts a magnificent Heritage Waterfront Park, Waterfront walking and cycling trails, Bronte Beach and Bluffs, and the historic Sovereign House Museum operated by the Bronte Historical Society on West River Street on the Bronte Bluffs. From it’s small beginnings to the cultural and business hub it has become, it has kept it’s small town feel with a pleasant mix of old and new.
Spend a delightful day strolling through the streets of Bronte. Shop at fine one-of-a-kind boutiques and discover merchants who are ready to offer expert advice. Dine casual or formal at any number of restaurants considered some of Oakville’s best places to eat. Where the food is created with love and served with a smile. Art and entertainment also thrive in Bronte. With a large artistic community, you can find everything from art classes to dance, as well as galleries and concerts. And to discover some of Bronte’s history and heritage, a visit to the Sovereign House Museum is a must.
Bronte Harbour also has the largest concentration of beauty and wellness services in Oakville. With beautiful spas and salons, relaxing wellness centers, and rejuvenating yoga studios, you can pamper your mind, body and soul. After your class or treatment, take a relaxing walk by the harbour and on Bronte’s boardwalk, out to the Heritage Park gardens and pier, and along the marina promenades to watch the boats and swans go by. After the sun goes down and you are ready to unwind, find comfort in one of the many first class hotels in Bronte.
Make a day of it. Spend an afternoon, a day, or a weekend… shop, eat, play, and get pampered all within walking distance at the Village-by-the-Lake. And parking is FREE.
Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. Bronte has it all!
Beautiful Bronte………..simply Spectacular!