Bronte is a community in the southwest corner of Oakville the borders on Lake Ontario to the south and Rebecca Street to the north. It is one of the oldest parts of Oakville originally founded in 1834 as a fishing village. In 1962 it become part of the Town of Oakville along with the Township of Trafalgar and other communities. Housing developments in Bronte boomed in the 1960’s and 1970’s as Oakville grew in population. The median price paid for Bronte homes for sale in the first half of 2015 was about $700,000 in the west part of Bronte (117 sales) and about $780,000 in the east (69 sales).
Running through the heart of Bronte is Bronte Creek, also known as 12 Mile Creek. Bronte Harbour is situated at Lakeshore Road and Bronte Road where Bronte Creek flows into Lake Ontario. The Bronte Harbour Yacht Club was established in 1960 and is still thriving today. In 1996 the Bronte Outer Harbour Marina began construction and within a few years it was home to 425 boats when filled to capacity.
Bronte was also the home of the fastest man in the world, Donovan Bailey went to high school at Queen Elizabeth Park, a high school in Bronte that has since been converted into the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.
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