Town of Oakville holiday information

As the holiday season grows closer, the Town of Oakville Council and staff would like to take this time to wish you and your family happy holidays. For town facility holiday hours visit the 2012 holiday hour public notice.

Enjoy this special time with family and friends and please keep the following information in mind:

On-street parking

Cars cannot be parked on the street between 2 and 6 a.m. from November 15 to April 15. If you are expecting to have overnight holiday guests and you have no room in your driveway, now’s the time to call and request a temporary on-street permit. To arrange for one, call 905-338-4394 before December 21 at noon. For one night of unplanned overnight on-street parking, please use the after-hours message service by calling 905-338-4394 to record your address and license plate details. Parking by-law officers will be checking the recording as they make their rounds. Officers will be on duty throughout the holiday season but the Parking offices will be closed as of December 21 at 4:30 p.m., reopening on January 2, 2013. Visit the parking permits page for more information.

Fire safety

The Oakville Fire department would like to remind you that with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we may be a bit distracted. Please put safety first. Never leave cooking or candles unattended. Decorative lights should be inspected every year before using them. If wiring is frayed or worn they should be replaced. Don’t forget to turn off the Christmas tree lights before going to bed or whenever you leave your home and to keep it watered. Also, please ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home. Visit the fire safety tips page for more details.

Snow clearing

Over the holiday season, town staff continues to ensure that snow plows and salt trucks are prepared for any weather activity. For snow clearing updates, visit the snow tracker page or call the Snow Line at 905-815-5999. Visit the snow clearing page for more information.

Oakville Transit

Oakville Transit will continue to provide service over the holidays. Please visit Oakville Transit website for revised schedules.

Arenas, community and senior centres

The town’s arenas, community and senior centres continue to offer residents a great place to gather with family and friends. Community Centres and arenas will be closed Christmas and Boxing Day, but open the rest of the week. Please check the website for early closing times on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The Kerr Street Senior Centre will be open for drop-in activities on December 27 and at the Sir John Colborne Senior Centre on December 28, both open from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Recreational activities

Enjoy one of the many free holiday skates from December 24-31. For outdoor fun, hike one of the many town trails or take the kids to an outdoor skating rink. For an indoor treat after the holiday rush, visit Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate December 27 and 28 for a variety of activities each afternoon.

Oakville Public Library

Snuggle up with a good book or video from your local library branch. Visit Oakville Public Library website for holiday hours.

Garbage/recycling/tree pick up

For information on holiday garbage/recycling schedules and tree pick up, visit Halton Region website.

Health care

For information on health care options or wait times, visit the Feel Better Faster website.

New Year’s Levee

Mayor Rob Burton and Members of Council invite you and your family to join them for a New Year’s Levee on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Town Hall, from 1–3 p.m.

Media contact

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-338-4244
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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