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Word on the Street in Downtown Oakville! July/August 2021

Our Members and Community feedback is so valuable, which is why we are continuously reaching out to stay connected! Here are a few quotes from our members and the community over the last few months. It's all about those "the best part of your day” moments!

Downtown Oakville has a very welcoming charm. It makes you want to stroll the streets at leisure, walk into the boutique shops and enjoy a breakfast or coffee while relaxing on the red chairs at Towne Square. We can spend a good couple of hours here with family or walk by the lake on a good day.

- Gaurav, Leela Eco Spa (new business)

Great to see you today, too! Thank you for following up on this so quickly. I will reach out to the Town today and let you when and where we end up hosting the outdoor classes 🙂 Many thanks for your support!

- Lisa, Hot Yoga and Pilates

Hello! We are definitely interested. :) Always love being a part of any Downtown Oakville events! Please let us know what’s next. Kind regards.

- Samar, Green Press Inc.

What a relief it is that everything is opening up! It’s so great to see people out and about enjoying the Downtown. The flowers look absolutely beautiful – great choice! And Towne Square with all the patios set up looks fantastic.

- Taran, Edward Jones

Huge congrats on reaching 20K Instagram followers. Warrants a photo with balloons! My team and I are celebrating 100 live shows end of this month. I started then to get through Covid and now we’re here and still going on Instagram! We’re excited to have made it this far. I’m in all week. If you’re around on Wednesday come on by. 😊

- Daphne, Boa Boutique

I love that downtown Oakville is an eclectic business space where everything is within walking distance. I also love the great food options! Looking forward to our meet and greet this week and to being part of the business community!

- Elisa, Sculpt (coming soon to DTO)

All the cool kids are taking selfies with the #DTOakville sign in Towne Square and hash tagging…so we are too! Such a lovely date night in #dtoakville.

- (Instagram), Follower

What do I LOVE about Downtown Oakville? The sense of community; the mix of amazing small businesses, franchise and chain retailers; and, also being so close to the lake (adds an element of relaxation, which is so important to me!).

- Owen, Expedia Cruises

I am excited to see the new BIA member website. It is more intuitive and user-friendly. Thank you so much for your help! We are looking forward to joining more future activities.


Thanks for the quick response. It was great connecting with you this morning. I’ll complete the details for our business via the link you sent so we can get our business listing and Welcome to the Neighbourhood up and running. Looking forward to meeting you on Friday.

- Ish, Leela Eco Spa (new business)

I would like to virtually introduce you to one of my clients, a new business opening in the Downtown. They would love to know more about your role and how they can be part of our community here in Downtown Oakville (i.e. participate in upcoming events, the Work DTO, Shop DTO program, etc.). As well, to help promote their soft opening. Thank you so much and I appreciate everything that you do!

- Jessica, Royal LePage

This past year has brought us through a pandemic and multiple social movements that have opened our eyes in many ways. The common ground we’ve discovered is that through unity and grace, we can overcome anything. We are excited to continue to discover and learn and we thank this community for setting the stage for conversations that allow us all to grow together.

- Violet, Yellow Door Studio

Our grand opening this past Saturday was amazing! It was absolutely rammed – we had line-ups all day. Great crowd coming in and many came out because of DTOakville’s Instagram push…so big thanks for that!

- Johnny, Bobacha Café (new business)

The street looks absolutely beautiful and even more amazing with everyone enjoying their stroll while shopping and taking everything in that Downtown has to offer!

- Pat, Oakville resident

I looked at other places to start my business, but EVERYTHING drove me to Downtown Oakville. It immediately felt like home, I knew right away. Just strolling down the main street I saw a beautiful neighbourhood where people walked their dogs, strolled leisurely with their children, spent time with family or visited the shops with a friend. It gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling. It was love at first sight, really!

- Cristina, Renew Self MedSpa

Thank you so much for this email. I've had an especially busy day, and you've been on my mind to reply since this morning! I will follow up with the contacts you've provided and keep you posted. Your help is extremely appreciated.

- Lida, Inside Story Fine Lingerie

Thank you for the warm welcome! We are really excited to be a part of the Downtown environment. We were drawn into and fell in love with the close knit community and very family oriented vibe that Downtown provides. The area is appealing, professional and well maintained. As we have lived in the area for multiple years, and have experienced all aspects of the fabulous events that Downtown Oakville provides throughout the year, it was an easy and obvious choice to set up our store here!

- Courtney, ShineWaves Spirituality (coming soon to DTO)

The new community newsletter is very nicely done and great new look.

- Ray, PSC Public Sector Corporation

It was so lovely having the BIA ladies visit yesterday with our MP, Anita Anand. I would love to chat about an upcoming Instagram live takeover opportunity! I’ve got some great ideas!

- Sara, Dollface Beauty Bar

Can you see me jumping up and down from the office? I’m super thrilled to win the member app contest! How much better can today get?! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Gotta love the contagious new energy your team brings to DTO (credit where it’s due – this is where y’all take a bow!!).

- Onita, Nyla’s Room

Thanks so much for sharing the information about CharterAbility. It’s so amazing…I have been struggling finding accessible activities, which includes lakes. Can’t wait to book.

- (Instagram), Follower

Thank you to @oakvilledowntown for the opportunity to connect with some of our spirited business owners to hear their experiences during #COVID19 and how they adapted over the past months. It was wonderful to visit these businesses. I will continue to support small businesses as they are the backbone of the Canadian economy.

- (Instagram), Anita Anand, MP

What do I LOVE about Downtown Oakville? The overall atmosphere, community and the people. I am from Toronto where everyone and everything is constantly moving quickly and I love the more relaxed laid back vibe that coming to Oakville has shown me.

- Haley, HB Face (new business)

My business has been sold but will still carry the same name as always, and I’d like to introduce you to the new owner. Thanks for all your help over the years, you truly were the best of all the BIA's!

- Fran, Light Touch Med Spa

It’s so beautiful to see everything come alive again in the Downtown – the businesses, the people and the gorgeous flowers and décor – it all looks so incredible along Lakeshore, and the colours are so vibrant! I also enjoy walking through Centennial Square every morning and seeing the floral displays…I thank the Town crews every time I see them watering and say what a great job they are doing.

- Laurel, Oakville resident

Dear Friends and Family of Miso, after nearly 7 years of operation in this wonderful town of Oakville, we have decided to close our business on August 28th. We are so grateful and blessed to have shared such wonderful memories with everyone and our customers really became our family at Miso!! We have seen many kids grow into adults and are so thankful for allowing us to feel like part of your family as well. To all our customers, you are the ones who kept us going, and while Covid took its toll on us, if it wasn’t for your support we would not have been able to come this far. We wish everyone good health and success in all your endeavours! Look forward to seeing everyone around town. God bless!

- Fiona & Thomas, Miso Sushi & Tapas

I love Downtown Oakville business owners for the way they always take care of their customer’s fur babies. Feel free to bring your little dog into my studio when getting your hair done!

- Deborah, Chandelier Hair Studio

Would love to win the Downtown Oakville swag bag for my Dad!! Proud Oakvillian since 1965! Love the new logo and swag!

- (Instagram), Follower

We can’t wait to join the Downtown Oakville community and are looking forward to growing our little business more by continuing to bring comfort and job into your lives. We thank Downtown for the overwhelming love and support!

- Team at Haven Home & Gift (coming soon to DTO)

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