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With mild temperatures, picturesque neighbourhoods, and a high-income population, Oakville, Ontario is the quintessential upscale suburb. Home to 196,722 residents and counting, this lakeside community placed 7th in MoneySense's Top Canadian Places to Live, and for good reason. A low crime rate, thriving arts and culture scene, and abundance of private and public schools make this GTA community perfect for families and young professionals.

Plus, when it's time to get around, residents of Oakville have the best of both worlds. A mix of robust public transit systems and plenty of streets and highways make for a smooth ride through town. But no matter how easy it is to get around this dynamic suburb, Oakville drivers need to make sure they've got the right kind of car insurance for their vehicles. At LowestRates.ca, drivers can get the best rates from all the top insurers in Ontario.

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Most popular cars in Oakville.

Like many GTA drivers, Oakville motorists like their Japanese automakers, but they also have a hankering for BMW:

Popular Brands

  1. Honda
  2. Nissan
  3. Acura
  4. Hyundai
  5. BMW

Who shops for auto insurance in Oakville?

According to the latest census, Oakville's population is a little younger than the Canadian average. Our data reflects the same result.

Gender of our users

Male
62.2%
Female
37.8%

Average Age

28

years old

Tickets & Accidents

Have Tickets
29.7%
Have Had Accidents
21.6%

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Facts and myths about driving in Oakville

Facts

  • You can adopt a road in Oakville. This town offers residents the opportunity to help keep their roads clean through the Adopt-a-Road program. Residents can volunteer to pick up litter along municipal roads, keeping their community streets pristine.
  • Have you ever wondered where the iconic Weather Network channel is based? This classic Canadian weather news and information channel broadcasts out of Oakville, Ontario. The Weather Network has been broadcasting nationally since 2005 — that's a lot of forecasts.

Myths

  • It's hard to get in and out of Oakville. False. The QEW, Highway 403, and the 407 ETR all run through Oakville, making the commute to and from this lakeside suburb easier than it seems.
  • People only commute from this suburb to get to work in neighbouring Toronto. False. 60% of people who work in Oakville come from outside town each day.
  • There's nowhere to shop in Oakville. False. This suburb is home to the Oakville Place Shopping Centre, which was renovated in 2004 and has 42,000 square meters of retail space.

Oakville driving tips

  1. When you're making your way to Oakville Place for some retail therapy, drive courteously. This part of town bustles with pedestrians making their way from one store to another, or walking to and from their parked cars, so take extra care behind the wheel.
  2. If you're driving to one of Oakville's many trails, plan ahead so you can find good parking. This town is known for its scenic nature trails, like the Bronte Creek Trail, Crosstown Trail, and scenic Waterfront Trail. If you plan on leaving your car behind to explore the scenery by foot, remember to leave your vehicle in a designated parking area.
  3. If you're on your way to soak in some smooth jazz at the Oakville Jazz Festival, you need to know where the action takes place. Six separate stages are set up along Lakeshore Rd East, from Navy Street to Allan Street. Check out the maps on the Festival's official website for details on how to navigate your way to jazz bliss.

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