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Christmas Celebrations all Weekend long in Oakville

Friday Nov 17th, 2017

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You can keep the  Christmas cheer going after a night full of fun at Downtown Oakville's Tree Lighting Ceremony and head to the Oakville Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 18. Kicking off at 9 a.m., rain or shine, this year's theme of A Canadian Christmas Through the Ages, everyone is sure to entertain the whole family!   To help you pick the perfect seat, you can find the parade map HERE. Any additional parade information can be found on... [read more]

Downtown Oakville Tree Lighting Ceremony This Weekend

Monday Nov 13th, 2017

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  It’s time to embrace the colder weather and get ourselves into the Christmas Spirit. There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season then attending the annual downtown Oakville tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy live entertainment and caroling, explore the pop up market and maybe even meet Santa.   Head to Towne Square on Friday, November 17 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Be sure to go early, there’s always a crowd and it’s so festive to take a stroll and... [read more]

Hidden Treasures Bazaar this Weekend in Oakville

Tuesday Nov 07th, 2017

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Head to Iroquois Ridge Community Centre on Saturday, November 11 from noon-3 p.m. for Hidden Treasures Bazaar. A perfect way to keep some of your Christmas shopping local. You’ll find hand made items, baked goods, vintage jewellery and gift baskets - all unique items for that special someone on your shopping list.   Additional details can be found on oakville.ca   Enjoy local! [read more]

Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford in Town

Wednesday Nov 01st, 2017

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Want to meet celebrity chef Lynn Crawford? Head to our local Springridge Farm on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a book signing. Crawford is showcasing her newest book, Farm to Chef, where she writes about fresh cooking through our seasons.    It’s the perfect book for seasoned cooks, novices and foodies alike. And a great time to stock up on a few Christmas presents!    Further event details can be found at... [read more]

Tiny Tots Halloween event back in Downtown Oakville

Monday Oct 30th, 2017

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  With Halloween tomorrow there’s no better time to get your little ones in on the action a little early. Get your tots dressed in their Halloween best and head down to Towne Square Tuesday, Oct 31 from 10 a.m. - noon. They can trick or treat and meet Oakville Fire and Halton Police and you can sneak in a little shopping.   Details can be found here oakvilledowntown.com.   Enjoy! [read more]

Weekend Open House Run-Down

Thursday Oct 26th, 2017

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We are featuring two unique properties this Sunday, October 29 2-4 p.m. 396 Sandlewood Road. This one-of-a-kind custom built home is creatively designed with a sharp focus on generous and convenient living. Ideally situated on a quiet road in West Oakville and backing onto park.   Click here for additional listing information and photos. MLS#30558619   38 Second Street. Sitting on a generous landscaped lot in Old Oakville, this stately home is... [read more]

Taking Halloween up a Notch: Check out Local Haunted House

Monday Oct 23rd, 2017

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Halloween is almost here! As you gear up for the much anticipated night of trick-or-treating, get yourself in the spirit and visit a local haunted house. Solingate Manor Halloween House is back for another year with has spooky frights and ghoulish sights for all your trick or treaters! With a 24+ year tradition, Solingate Manor Halloween House isn't just about the tasty treats and Halloween haunts, it brings the community together and helps support Oakville Fairshare... [read more]

SOLD: Family Sized Town Home in Burlington

Friday Oct 20th, 2017

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This attractive freehold townhome on a desirable family friendly street in Burlington is now SOLD.   With extensive landscaping, classic red brick exterior and spacious family friendly layout, 5182 Porter is ready to welcome its next family.    If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!     MLS#30599889   [read more]

Meet Future Lions Foundation Guide Dogs this Weekend

Thursday Oct 12th, 2017

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  Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Fall Open House is this Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Curious about LFC Dog Guides? LFC Guide Dogs have been in the Oakville community for years and the open house is a great opportunity to see first hand what they do. Head to the annual open house this Saturday and learn more about what they do, who they help, and how it all works. You can also learn more about their extensive volunteer... [read more]

Autumn Harvest Saturday in Downtown Oakville

Thursday Oct 05th, 2017

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There's nothing better than kick-starting the fall season outdoors! With the weather still mild and the leaves just starting to change colours, it's the perfect time to enjoy our surroundings.   Autumn Harvest in downtown Oakville is this Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. It’s the perfect time to enjoy hayrides, beautiful downtown fall decorations, local shops and family activities in and around Towne Square.    You can spend the afternoon casually... [read more]

SOLD: Chic Town Home in Vibe Burlington

Monday Oct 02nd, 2017

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6-5030 Corporate Drive, Burlington is now SOLD!   This contemporary chic end-unit town home in an ideal location off Appleby line in the Vibe Condo development is now sold. Bright, open concept town with neutral decor is ready to welcome its next family. Unique features make this town an ideal next home for down-sizers or young professionals alike. This is a great place to call home!   If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional... [read more]

Millcroft Town: Listed and Sold in the Same Week

Monday Oct 02nd, 2017

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This updated, brick, end-unit town home in the desirable Millcroft pocket of Burlington did not last long on the market. Set in a small, private complex and backing onto green space, this is an ideal location.    Spacious front foyer with double closets leads you into the open concept main living area. Contemporary white kitchen, open to dining and family room with cozy gas fireplace. The upper level offers 3 full bedrooms, master with walk in closet, 4 piece ensuite... [read more]

Canada 150: Culture Days back in Oakville

Thursday Sep 28th, 2017

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  For the eighth exciting year, Culture Days is back in Oakville!   This year’s event is the biggest yet, with the celebration expanding over multiple days and in various venues within our great Town.   Family-friendly entertainment; check. Art workshops; check. Dance; check. Local artists; check. Live entertainment; check.   This event has something for everyone!   Running from September 29 - October 1, and hosted... [read more]

Beat the Heat: Oakville Splash Pads Still Open

Tuesday Sep 26th, 2017

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The summer weather has extended into fall and we are having unseasonably high temperatures for this time of year. We're not complaining, all the leaves will be off the trees and the weather will be cooler in the blink of an eye.   To help beat the heat, the Town of Oakville has kept all operating splash pads open!    Visit oakville.ca to view a list of splash pads throughout the Town.    Be sure to stay safe while enjoying this last bit of... [read more]

See you this weekend: Open House Rundown

Saturday Sep 23rd, 2017

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The Hisey-McDermott Team has a few open houses this weekend that we'd love to see you at. Come and visit us at any of the following listings: Saturday, Sept 23 2-4pm: 33-2022 Atkinson Drive, Burlington 6-5030 Corporate Drive, Burlington Sunday, Sept 24 2-4pm 33-2022 Atkinson Drive, Burlington 5182 Porter Street, Burlington Click on any of the links above to see full listing details.   [read more]

MoneySense: Canada's Best Credit Cards Report is BACK!

Friday Sep 22nd, 2017

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  Shopping around for a new credit card? It’s a great time to be evaluating spending, with back to school and the upcoming holiday season. Someone mentioned that Christmas is only 95 days away!    Most of us ask ourselves at some point “Is this credit card the best one for me? Am I really getting the most points/cash back/value for my spending?    Rather than try and figure it all out on our own, the much anticipated MoneySense report is... [read more]

Harvest Festival is back at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Wednesday Sep 20th, 2017

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With a slew of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, this is such a great way to celebrate the start of Fall. And of course, the nice weather is just a bonus.   Some of the activities you can expect:   apple cider pressing pick and carve a pumpkin blacksmith demonstrations wagon ride tour the century old farmhouse   Grab your family and spend the day outdoors!   Harvest Festival runs Saturday, Sept 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. - 4... [read more]

Just Listed: Family Sized Town Home in Burlington

Tuesday Sep 19th, 2017

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Welcome to 5182 Porter Street.   Great freehold townhome on a desirable family friendly street in Burlington. This home has been very well maintained by its current owners for 10 years! Exterior landscaping lends to the curb appeal with its classic red brick exterior, aggregate walkway allowing extra room for parking and double door entry.    Spacious and bright foyer with double closet, powder room and convenient interior access to garage. Eat-in Kitchen boasts oak... [read more]

Terry Fox Run This Sunday in Oakville

Friday Sep 15th, 2017

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The annual Terry Fox Run is taking place this Sunday, Sept 17 in Oakville. This momentous event begins at Coronation Park at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m.   You can walk, run, bike, roller blade, bring your stroller or even walk the dog on the lakeside 500m, 5K or 10K routes. You participate at your own pace - and you’re supporting the 37th annual Terry Fox Run!   Help reach this year's fundraising goal of $150,000.    This is an event... [read more]

The Tale of A Town Canada - This Friday in Oakville

Wednesday Sep 13th, 2017

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History, story-telling and humour - and Oakville? "Capturing the collective community memory of our country's main streets, one story at a time." Celebrate Canada 150 and bear witness to almost lost tales of Canada through witty personal anecdotes and family stories captured by the 'story-mobile'.  This show is unlike any other and offers a unique spin on local heritage. You're sure to find humour and bits of madness all rolled into one. Hosted... [read more]

Just Listed: Steps from the Lake in Old Oakville

Tuesday Sep 12th, 2017

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Welcome to 38 Second Street, Oakville.   Sitting on a generous landscaped lot in Old Oakville, this stately home is steps away from Lake Ontario and a short stroll to the downtown core. Equipped with modern amenities and recently renovated, the traditional aesthetic is seamlessly blended with the demands of today’s modern family.   Many recent updates & upgrades. Formal living room & dining room, open kitchen and family room with wood burning fireplace,... [read more]

BOC Interest Rate Hike - What does it mean?

Thursday Sep 07th, 2017

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The Bank of Canada announced an increase in the key interest rate this week. The rate now sits at an even 1%. This hike comes shortly after another 25-basis-point rise in July this year.   To put it into perspective, the benchmark interest rate is back where it was before two cuts were made in 2015 and we saw interest rates at an all-time low.   In a statement made Sept 6, the bank said solid employment and wage growth led to stronger consumer spending indicating that... [read more]

Back to School: Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Wednesday Sep 06th, 2017

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It's back to school week for the kids and we're sure you've got healthy lunches on your mind. It can be super easy to get into the PB&J rut, so we've included a few really great links each chalked full of healthy lunch box ideas. You'll find creative lunch ideas, a few spins on classics and perhaps a few new ideas to toss into the mix. Check them out below. Parents.com Food.com Bonappetit.com Enjoy and get creative!   [read more]

Just Listed: Chic Town Home in Vibe Burlington

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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Welcome to 6-5030 Corporate Drive, Burlington.   Contemporary chic town home in an ideal location off Appleby line in the Vibe Condo development. End unit, 2-storey town, ample windows, neutral decor with open concept kitchen/living area finished with ceramic and hardwood floors. Two generous sized bedrooms, full bath, with access to two balconies on the upper level. Two outdoor parking spots conveniently located directly in front of the unit.   Geothermal heating... [read more]

School Bus Orientation for First-timers

Friday Aug 25th, 2017

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  We’re in the midst of the back-to-school frenzy as Labour Day quickly approaches. Do you have a child taking the big yellow school bus for the first time this September? If so, Halton’s School Bus Orientation Day could be a great help!   A safety program to assist first-time riders as well as parents in the introduction of riding the bus safely as well as taking a bus ride before the first day of school. It’s a free program - and a great idea to calm... [read more]

How to Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse - It's almost here!

Monday Aug 21st, 2017

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As we count down to the much anticipated solar eclipse of 2017, NASA wants us to remember that safety is key.  It has never been safe to look directly at the sun for prolonged periods, this is important to remember, especially with the temptation of staring directly at an eclipse looming.    So, if you didn’t get your hands on an approved pair of safety goggles, here are a couple ways you can safely enjoy the eclipse.   Pinhole viewing.... [read more]

Music Event of the YEAR - Downtown Oakville

Friday Aug 18th, 2017

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The wait is over, TD Songs of Summer is happening this weekend. With six stages, 40 live performances, interactive art zones, food and drink venues, visual art displays, this is a full day event like no other. With a head liner like The Trews, TD Songs of Summer is sure to impress. Do not miss this FREE event. Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. in downtown Oakville. Leave the car at home and take the shuttle from Oakville GO. Full event details and music line-up... [read more]

It's Summertime Week 10 in Downtown Oakville

Thursday Aug 10th, 2017

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It's Summertime Week 10 in downtown Oakville, which means you'll find all sorts of endless activities to keep you entertained and enjoying the great outdoors!  Catch tonight's outdoor movie screening of E.T at 8:30 p.m. in Towne Square, live music from Matt Zaddy from 7p.m - 9 p.m. on Friday and unique activities over the weekend.  Full schedule is available at visitoakville.com.   Enjoy Local! [read more]

Local Long Weekend Events to Keep you HAPPY

Friday Aug 04th, 2017

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Happy Civic Day Long Weekend!  The summer is flying by this year, maybe it's because there have been so many fun activities in and around Halton to keep us happy, engaged and busy! Well there is no shortage of amazing activities in Halton this weekend! No need to fight the traffic heading north, check out the events below. Also, don't forget about the two Oakville farmers' markets on Saturdays.  Enjoy local! A few noteworthy events to pack your... [read more]

It's Summertime Week 9 in Downtown Oakville

Tuesday Aug 01st, 2017

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It's Summertime Week 9 in downtown Oakville, which means you'll find all sorts of endless activities to keep you entertained and enjoying the great outdoors!  Starting Thursday with an outdoor movie screening of The Mask, live music from Oakville Jazz Ensemble on Friday and unique activities over the weekend.  Full schedule is available at visitoakville.com.   Enjoy Local! [read more]

Positive Changes Coming to Ontario Condo Boards

Thursday Jul 27th, 2017

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  The government of Ontario recently announced a mini overhaul of some existing regulations under Ontario’s Condo Laws that are set to increase transparency and efficiency.   On a high level, some of these changes intend to: increase communication between boards and owners implement training for condo directors expose any conflicts of interest increase access to records streamline disputes/complaints make it easier for owners to participate in... [read more]

Oakville Farmers' Markets - They're Not Just About Food

Wednesday Jul 26th, 2017

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Have you had a chance to visit one of Oakville's farmers' markets this year? There are two markets to keep your pantry stocked with local produce, dairy products, meats and sweets!  On Saturday's between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. head to Dorval Crossings for the Citivan Club of Oakville's long running (almost 40 years) market. Details available here. Or you can also visit the Downtown Oakville Farmers' Market on George Street any Saturday between 8 a.m.... [read more]

It's Summertime Week 8 in Downtown Oakville

Tuesday Jul 25th, 2017

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It's Summertime Week 8 in downtown Oakville, which means you'll find all sorts of endless activities to keep you entertained and enjoying the great outdoors! It starts Thursday with an outdoor movie, live music on Friday and unique activities over the weekend.  Full schedule is available at visitoakville.com.   Enjoy Local! [read more]

SOLD: Solid Family Home in Desirable West Oak Trails

Friday Jul 21st, 2017

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This solid four bedroom family home on a desirable crescent in West Oak Trails is now SOLD.   Move-in-ready home with ample updates throughout - this home is going to welcome it's next family!     If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!   MLS#30581590   [read more]

Stanley Cup in Oakville Tomorrow

Wednesday Jul 19th, 2017

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Now is your chance to see the Stanley Cup in person, and right here in Oakville. Oakville native Scott Wilson of the Pittsburg Penguins is once again bringing the Stanley Cup home to share with his hometown of Oakville! You can meet Wilson, grab an autograph and photo and see the infamous Stanley Cup on Thursday, July 20 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex from 10:30 a.m. - noon.   Have fun! [read more]

Canadian Food Truck Festivals Coming to Burlington

Monday Jul 17th, 2017

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Get ready for a culinary event that will leave you happy, entertained and your belly delighted. For one weekend only, head to Spencer Smith Park in downtown Burlington and experience the Burlington Food Truck Festival.    Live music, endless food options and the beautiful Lake Ontario and downtown Burlington, what more could we ask for?   Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 from noon - 9 p.m.   Full event details can be found online... [read more]

Fun Line-up of Events at Midnight Madness

Friday Jul 14th, 2017

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  Summer fun in downtown Oakville is in full swing tonight. Midnight Madness is back celebrating 40 years and tonight’s event is sure to be one for the books.   As Oakville’s largest retail event of the year, you’re bound to find a few brag-worthy deals. And to keep you entertained you can enjoy live music and family-friendly shows.    Ditch your car and walk, cycle or take the free shuttle from Oakville GO. Midnight Madness runs from 6... [read more]

Nightmare on Kerr Street - a Laughing Matter?

Wednesday Jul 12th, 2017

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If you liked A Nightmare on Elm Street, then you’ll love A Nightmare on Kerr Street.    Presented by Oakville Improv, this show is a parody of quintessential slasher flicks from the 80s and 90s. And the best part, it really is improv, so no one knows how it will end.    Created and directed by Oakville resident Gary Pearson who's had a hand in creating laughs on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas, MadTV and Sunnyside to name a few, this show... [read more]

Annual Oakville Children's Festival at QE Park

Saturday Jul 08th, 2017

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Head to Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre on Sunday, July 8 for Oakville’s annual Children’s Festival.    Jammed packed with a full list of activities, this free event has something fun for the whole family. Be sure to pack your bathing suit as public swimming is free as well. This year’s Oakville Children’s Festival runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.   For the full schedule of events, visit oakville.ca here.   [read more]

Outdoor Movie Fun in Oakville

Thursday Jul 06th, 2017

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Nothing screams Canadian summer like an outdoor film! Pack some blankets and a lawn chair and head to Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on Friday, July 7. This is an outdoor cinema like no other. Funds raised support Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in purchasing much-needed equipment.    OTMH Sunset Cinema is free admission, and from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. you can enjoy pre-movie fun, concession, bbq and raffle draws.   Details at oakville.ca   Stay... [read more]

Canada's Best Places to Live 2017

Tuesday Jul 04th, 2017

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  The MoneySense Canada’s Best Places to Live 2017 ranking report is out and there are some really surprising features. This robust study covers all of Canada and also breaks down each province.   *Spoiler alert; both Burlington and Oakville snagged top spots in Ontario, which of course is no surprise to us!    Check out the full report on MoneySense.ca and learn why we consistently rank in the top spots.   If you're looking to make a... [read more]

Celebrate Canada 150 in Bronte

Friday Jun 30th, 2017

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This is sure to be a Canada Day like no other.  Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with family, friends and neighbours at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. This FREE all day family event is chalked full of exciting activites. You'll find a morning farmer's market, vendor village with local arisans showcasing their wares, food vendors, music performances on 3 stages, a zids zone and to top it all off, an amazing evening fireworks show. This is one not to be missed.... [read more]

Just Listed: Country Retreat in South East Oakville

Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017

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Welcome to 319 Balsam Drive - your retreat in the city.    Traditional french chateau meets the flare of modern country in this exceptional custom-built home. Situated back from the road at the end of a winding driveway, you feel as if you are at a country estate. Located on one of South East Oakville’s most prestigious streets, this setting offers private garden views like no other. Offering a total of 12,865 sq ft of finished living space sitting on just... [read more]

Just Sold: Brick Bungalow in Desirable West Oakville

Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017

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  This solid brick bungalow in desirable West Oakville is now sold. With so many options and in a great pocket in south Oakville, it's no surprise that this home didn't last long.  If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!   MLS#30581548   [read more]

Just Listed: Solid Family Home in Desirable West Oak Trails

Wednesday Jun 21st, 2017

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Welcome to 2473 Blue Holly Crescent.    Solid four bedroom family home on desirable crescent in West Oak Trails. This move-in-ready home is awaiting a new family. Open concept main floor with combination living room and dining room with easy access to family-sized eat-in kitchen. Ideal layout for entertaining as it overlooks the family room. Many updates throughout; dark hardwood floors & hardwood stairs, gas fireplace, freshly painted, pot lights, stainless steel appliances... [read more]

Just Listed: Brick Bungalow in West Oakville

Wednesday Jun 21st, 2017

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Welcome to 536 Sandmere Place. Solid brick bungalow in desirable West Oakville. Three bedrooms on the main level, two on the lower level and two full baths, this home can be lived-in, renovated, expanded or build your dream home on this private 68x115 lot. With approx 1249 sq ft, hardwood floors and newer roof, there are many options with this home. A stone's throw to children's play ground and tennis courts. Quick and easy access to highways, public transport, elementary and... [read more]

Outdoor Movie in Downtown Oakville

Thursday Jun 15th, 2017

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Summer in downtown Oakville is chalked full of endless fun! There are so many fun events for you and the whole family to enjoy. Even if organized activities aren't your thing, just taking a stroll and browsing the local shops is a great way to spend the day. There are a host of summertime events starting today and heading through the weekend. Tonight, head to Towne Square at dusk for a free outdoor movie screening. For this weekend's activities, visit... [read more]

SOLD: Family Home in Desirable South East Burlington

Monday Jun 12th, 2017

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  This traditional two-story is located in one of South East Burlington's most desirable pockets is now SOLD. With it's ideal location, it's no surprise it didn't last long.   If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!   MLS#30579092   [read more]

Downtown Oakville Sidewalk Sale is on NOW!

Friday Jun 09th, 2017

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The sun is out and the weather is much warmer, it's the perfect time to get outdoors and explore.  This weekend is the 44th annual Downtown Oakville Sidewalk Sale. Grab your family and friends and go for a stroll. Shop the latest home and fashion trends and see what local businesses are offering. All weekend from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Additional details can be found here.  [read more]

Kerr Village Vintage Market back this Weekend

Thursday Jun 08th, 2017

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Kerr Village Handmade & Vintage Market is back for 2017! Kicking off this weekend, and for the next few Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you will find a host of local artisans showcasing their wares. Located in the parking lot at Kerr St and Westside Dr, be sure to check it out this Saturday, June 10. Full details can be found here. Enjoy local! [read more]

Just Listed: South East Burlington Family Home

Tuesday Jun 06th, 2017

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Welcome to 625 Deerhurst Drive.    This traditional two-story is located in one of South East Burlington's most desirable pockets. Ideally situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with path leading into Sherwood Forest Park. With inviting landscaping and curb appeal there are many options with this home.    A great family home with four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and large open living/dining area, as well as main floor family room that... [read more]

Oakville Farmer's Markets are Back!

Friday Jun 02nd, 2017

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I don't know about you, but nothing screams summer like the opening of local farmer's markets. The Downtown Oakville Farmer's Market is set to open June 3 and this year it's celebrating Canada's 150 with a few extra special events. Not only will you find the traditional market, but thanks to the Oakville Summer Cultural Connection, there will be a host of fun activities all summer long. Be sure to visit George Street any Saturday or Sunday between 8 a.m. and 2... [read more]

Still Looking for Summer Camps?

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

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The Town of Oakville has numerous summer camp programs available for 2017. Summer is fast approaching, and some camps are full, but there are many that still have spots available. There is something for every interest, from swimming to art and everything in between. Check out the online registry system for full camp details and availability. Details can be found on the Town's website here.  [read more]

Oakvillegreen Garage Sale this Weekend

Friday May 26th, 2017

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Bring your shopping bags to Town Hall this Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. for Oakvillegreen's Community Garage sale. With over 80 parking spaces full of curated goods, it's a perfect opportunity to get your treasure hunt on! And while you're there, be sure to head inside Town Hall for the annual Oakville Conserves Energy Fair to learn a few ways to keep energy consumption down and reduce costs in your home. Additional details can be found here.   [read more]

Oakvillegreen Garage Sale this Weekend

Friday May 26th, 2017

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Bring your shopping bags to Town Hall this Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. for Oakvillegreen's Community Garage sale. With over 80 parking spaces full of curated goods, it's a perfect opportunity to get your treasure hunt on! And while you're there, be sure to head inside Town Hall for the annual Oakville Conserves Energy Fair to learn a few ways to keep energy consumption down and reduce costs in your home. Additional details can be found here.   [read more]

Canada 150: Celebrate with local Ballet

Wednesday May 24th, 2017

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The Oakville School of Classical Ballet will be performing its Spring Showcase this Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oakville Centre. Featuring a host of talent from pre-professional, professional and conservatory programmes, this show is not to be missed! Tickets and show details can be found on the Oakville Centre website here. Enjoy local!     [read more]

Getting the Garden Ready: Oakville Plant Sale

Monday May 15th, 2017

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With the upcoming long weekend and, dare I say it, warmer weather upon us, it seems like an opportune time to get outside in the backyard, dust off the patio furniture and get the garden ready. Or maybe you've already completed the big spring clean up and are ready to start planting and enjoy your hard work. Whatever stage you're in, be sure to stop by Munn’s United Church this Saturday, May 20 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for the Oakville Horticultural Society... [read more]

Downtown Oakville Spring Bloom is back this Weekend!

Thursday May 11th, 2017

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Downtown Oakville Spring Bloom is this weekend. Grab your friends and family on Saturday afternoon and head to Towne Square to participate in some family friendly activities.  Because of the rain we've been experiencing, some activities have been moved indoors this year. The line-up of events and specific details can be found on Downtown Oakville's website here. Stay local! [read more]

SOLD: Stylish Town Home in Millcroft

Tuesday May 09th, 2017

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This Updated modern three bedroom townhome located in sought after "South of the Green” in Millcroft is now SOLD.     If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!   MLS#30565721   [read more]

SOLD: Family Home on a quiet court in Bronte

Tuesday May 09th, 2017

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We're pleased to say that 286 Vance Drive is now SOLD!   This ideal family home sits on a pie shaped lot on a private court in Bronte and is conveniently located minutes to Bronte Harbour, shops, restaurants, schools & highways. With ample space for the whole family and bonus features like hardwood floors, cozy wood-burning fireplace and finished basement, it's no surprise it is now sold!   If you are looking to make a move and would like to... [read more]

OPL Annual Book Sale this Weekend

Thursday May 04th, 2017

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The Friends of the Oakville Public Library (FOL) is hosting its Friends' Annual Book Sale this weekend. Head to Oakville Central Branch (120 Navy St) this Friday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Sunday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Bring extra shopping bags because books are a steal at $1.50 per pound. Proceeds support OPL community run programs.  Event details can be found on OPL's website... [read more]

Just Listed: Family Home located on a quiet court in Bronte

Wednesday May 03rd, 2017

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Welcome to 286 Vance Drive.   Great family home sitting on a pie shaped lot on a private court in Bronte. This 2 story, 4 bedroom home is awaiting a new family. Main floor with spacious foyer, L-shaped living & dining room with hardwood floors, updated white kitchen, main floor family room with cozy wood burning fireplace and convenient walk out to yard. On the upper level you’ll find a generous sized master bedroom with a 3 piece en-suite, and three additional bedrooms... [read more]

Sibling Duo Performing Canadian Classics at The Oakville Centre

Monday May 01st, 2017

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A great Canadian sibling duo is performing at The Oakville Centre Friday, May 5 and it's a show not to be missed. Clear your schedule and catch Matthew and Jill Barber harmonize Canadian classics in their own unique style. Tickets are still available and can be purchased on The Oakville Centre's website here. Enjoy! [read more]

Halton PA Day Activities

Thursday Apr 27th, 2017

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Halton School Boards get a day of professional development on April 28 and you may still be looking for some last minute activities for your kids. The Town of Oakville has plenty of drop-in programs to fill the day, as well as a number of private centres that offer fun options for the little ones. You can find a host of Town run programs on the Town's Recreation and Culture page here. Also, there are some great resources found on Oakville Kids website here.  Enjoy! [read more]

Official Plan Released: Ontario will Try to Cool Housing Market

Thursday Apr 20th, 2017

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Ontario’s Ministry of Finance released a statement today outlining its plan to cool the “hot” housing market and enable more people to find affordable housing.    Among numerous measures, Ontario's Fair Housing Plan includes a much-discussed 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) similar to the recent tax imposed in Vancouver. This tax aims to address the unsustainable demand for housing and make housing more available.   Another main... [read more]

Local Hands-on Art Event this Weekend

Wednesday Apr 19th, 2017

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Whether you're an avid art collector or just looking for a staple piece for your home, the Kaleidoscope of the Arts Exhibition and Sale has an option for you. Taking place April 21-23, this event is a spring guild sale bringing together artisans from a variety of local art groups. There is a myriad of styles and mediums to choose from, and you even have an opportunity to meet the artists.  Head to the Art Gallery of Burlington at any of the following times and... [read more]

Family Easter Event This Weekend in Bronte

Wednesday Apr 12th, 2017

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The annual Bronte Bunny Trail - Easter EGGstravaganza is back for it’s fourth year! Kicking off at the Bronte Heritage Park Gazebo on Saturday, April 15 at 10am -  bring your friends, family and of course all the little ones.   You’ll have an opportunity for a photo-op with the Easter Bunny, followed by a local parade. Participating businesses will have yummy treats and there are some fun contests for the little ones.    For full details and... [read more]

SOLD: Family Home in Desirable Headon Forest

Monday Apr 10th, 2017

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  This beautifully updated 2 storey detached home in much desired Headon Forest is now SOLD. Ideally located, this home was in high demand, selling over list price with multiple offers.   If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!   MLS#30565473   [read more]

Need Some Ideas for Your Reno?

Friday Apr 07th, 2017

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The Oakville Lifestyle Home Show is back for Spring!  Whether you are just in the planning stages of an upcoming renovation (or dreaming about one) or right in the middle of construction, the Oakville Lifestyle Home Show is a great resource for you. Featuring local kitchen and bath companies, new technology for the home, painters and even chiropractors, the show has some very useful information. Located at Glen Abby Community Centre, admission is FREE and there's plenty... [read more]

Just Listed: Stylish Town Home in Millcroft

Wednesday Apr 05th, 2017

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Welcome to 24-4045 Upper Middle Road.   Updated modern three bedroom townhome located in sought after "South of the Green” in Millcroft. Ideally situated within walking distance to many amenities, great schools, Millcroft Golf Club, GO Transit and major highways.   This gorgeous home features a completely updated bright and spacious kitchen with Calacatta Quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and counter height breakfast bar. The dining room leads to a... [read more]

SOLD: Family Home in Desirable South East Burlington

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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This 4 level side-split, located in one of South East Burlington's most desirable pockets, is now SOLD.   Sitting on a very quiet family friendly street in the White Pines neighbourhood, it's no surprise it sold in multiples and over list price.    If you are looking to make a move and would like to work with an efficient, professional and fun team, connect with us today!   MLS#30564459   [read more]

Just Listed: Family Home in Desirable Headon Forest

Tuesday Apr 04th, 2017

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Welcome to 2205 Hunt Crescent.   This updated 2 storey detached home is situated on a family friendly crescent and centrally located to all amenities in much desired Headon Forest. Very well maintained with three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a finished basement with cozy gas fireplace and a 3-piece bathroom. Move-in ready, this home offers approximately 1900 square feet of living space, a rare 2-car garage, and a 2 tier walk-out deck in the back with a gas-line for your BBQ. Renovated... [read more]

Just Listed: Updated Back Split on Mature West Oakville Street

Thursday Mar 30th, 2017

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Welcome to 2501 Trevor Drive.   Well located back-split on mature street in West Oakville. This well maintained and updated home is waiting for its next family. Great curb appeal with beautiful landscaping and bonus double garage!   Ideal floor plan for a growing family or down-sizers alike. Main floor features updated eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage that opens separate living room and dining room. You'll find 3 good... [read more]

Just Listed: Family Home in Desirable South East Burlington

Thursday Mar 30th, 2017

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Welcome to 5182 Reeves Road.    This 4 level side-split is located in one of South East Burlington's most desirable pockets. Very quiet family friendly street in the White Pines neighbourhood. With tremendous curb appeal there are many options with this home.   There are four bedrooms total and 3 baths and many updates throughout with oak hardwood, ceramic and carpets. Main bath nicely updated with granite counters.    Walk to area parks,... [read more]

Last Weekend for Maple Syrup Festival

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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It's the last weekend for this year's Maple Syrup Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  Festivities are open for visits this weekend from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Enjoy fun activities and taste some delicious local maple syrup. Doesn't get more Canadian than this! Full details available on Bronte Creek Provincial Park's website.  [read more]

OPEN HOUSE: Come check out this beauty Sunday 2-4pm

Friday Mar 17th, 2017

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See you Sunday, March 19 from 2-4pm at this one-of-a-kind custom built home. Creatively designed with a sharp focus on generous and convenient living, this home invites you in and encourages you to stay.    With just over 4900 square feet of living space, this home has more than enough room for the entire family! Quality finishes throughout, custom poplar millwork, oversized baseboards, stunning Muti designed kitchen with seamless integrated Bosch appliances,... [read more]

Just Listed: Incredible Build in Desirable West Oakville

Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017

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  Welcome to 396 Sandlewood Road: where sleek stone meets transitional design.    There’s more that meets the eye with this one-of-a-kind custom built home. Take a walk up the stone path, flash a smile to the video doorbell, and step through the oversized Viking door to unlock the mystery that awaits. Creatively designed with a sharp focus on generous and convenient living, this home invites you in and encourages you to stay.    With just... [read more]

SOLD: Updated Bungalow on Quiet West Oakville Street

Tuesday Mar 14th, 2017

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This well updated bungalow sitting in a desirable pocket in West Oakville is now sold. Sold in multiples and for much over ask, we have happy clients all around!   If you are still searching for your next home and would like the help of an efficient, knowledgeable and professional team, contact the Hisey-McDermott Team today.    MLS#30560073   [read more]

Staying Local During March Break

Monday Mar 13th, 2017

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Did you miss March break camp registration? No big deal, the Town of Oakville has many drop-in programs to fill the week with fun activities. Pick and choose based on your children's interests - it's easy! Visit the Town's website here, for specific information on each drop-in program. And if this snow stays on the ground, check out our previous blog about perfect tobogganing spots in Oakville.  Enjoy! [read more]

Just Listed: Updated Bungalow on Quiet West Oakville Street

Wednesday Mar 08th, 2017

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Welcome to 325 Ashbury Road.   Well located bungalow in West Oakville with great 60'x125' lot. Situated in a very desirable pocket with tremendous development underway.   Updated and well maintained throughout. Three bedrooms and master with walk in closet.  Open living with kitchen and great room completed in 2009/2010 and all floors updated in 2009/2010. Mostly finished lower level with separate entrance, newer 4pc bath with deep soaker tub, an... [read more]

OPL: Pop-up book sale on tomorrow

Friday Mar 03rd, 2017

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The Friends of the Oakville Public Library (FOL) is hosting its FIRST EVER, drum roll please... Pop-Up Book Sale. The sale is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 9:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  in the auditorium of the Oakville Public Library’s Central Branch (Lakeshore Road and Navy Street).  This is such a great opportunity for book enthusiasts, and movie-lovers, to stock up on items for the home collection. All sale items are either new or gently-used, are... [read more]

SOLD: Sun-filled family home on Quiet West Oakville Street

Tuesday Feb 28th, 2017

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It's no surprise that this unique side-split in South Oakville sold in multiples much over list price.    Situated on a massive 75x150' lot directly across from a park, with large sun-filled addition, updated kitchen soaring open ceilings, and serene back garden with salt water pool - this home is ready for its new owners to enjoy!   If you are still on the hunt for your next home and would like reliable, honest and professional services, don't... [read more]

Burlington Comedy Festival on NOW

Monday Feb 27th, 2017

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There's still a few days left in this year's Burlington Comedy Festival. Hosted at both The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and The Water Street Cooker, 12 comedians show their talents and may just laugh you off your seat. Treat yourself, a friend or family, there are great VIP show and dinner packages to make it a fun evening out! And with proceeds supporting The Canadian Cancer Society, there's never been a better time to laugh!  Full event details are... [read more]

Free Activities for Family Day Right Here in Oakville

Friday Feb 17th, 2017

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Oakville's Make Your Move Family Day is back! There are a number of FREE activities to choose from to get your family outside and active this Family Day. In fact, there are over 100 activities to keep your day full and your family happy! Make Your Move Family Day information can be found on the Town's website here.  Stay local!   [read more]

Just Listed: Sun-filled family home on Quiet West Oakville Street

Wednesday Feb 15th, 2017

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Welcome to 2144 Shelley Road: where serenity meets sunlight.    This unique side-split in South Oakville, Rebecca Gardens area has breathtaking addition, bringing vaulted ceilings and ample sunlight to this welcoming space. You cannot beat this location; situated on a massive 75x150' lot directly across from a park. Updated kitchen with granite, soaring open ceiling with extra windows, allowing the natural sunlight to pour in. Great room has cozy gas... [read more]

Let's go Tobogganing!

Monday Feb 13th, 2017

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It looks like the snow is here to stay and there's no better way to enjoy the winter weather than good old fashioned Tobogganing! Oakville offers a few great spots to really put that sled to good use; Old Abbey Lane Park, Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Appleby College. For maps and further info, Oakville Kids has put together a great list complete with maps. Click here to view the list.  Bundle up, grab the sled and pack the hot chocolate!   [read more]

Ditch the Sweets this Valentine's Day

Wednesday Feb 08th, 2017

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It's easy to grab a box of sugary treats any time of year, not just Valentine's Day. Skip the sugary tradition and gift something special that you can actually use! We love this curated list from Canada's Style at Home. There are great gift ideas for any romantic at heart. We especially adore the song lyric pillow (item # 6) and the knit throw (#9). Get creative and give your special someone a gift that lasts.   Read the full Style at Home list... [read more]

Spend Halton's P.A. Day at Winterfest at Caledon Ski Club

Thursday Feb 02nd, 2017

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It's easy to stay active during the winter months with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy in and around our community. Friday, February 3 is a P.A. Day in Halton, and if you're still looking for something fun to do, consider the 4th Annual Winterfest at Caledon Ski Club. This event, the Halton Healthcare Friends and Family Ski Day, is a full day of outdoor fun with proceeds benefiting Oakville Hospital. Caledon Ski Club has been making snow and mother nature is... [read more]

Step back an Era with Big Band Music

Tuesday Jan 24th, 2017

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Step back an Era and experience superb swing music like no other!  Hosted by Burlington Knights of Columbus, the show features the renowned Toronto All-Star Big Band with “A Tribute to Dean Martin and Ella Fitzgerald”. Prepare to be blown away by the roaring rhythm, strong bass and groovy brass instruments. The show takes place this Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. For show information and tickets,... [read more]

So many options with A Taste of Oakville 2017

Tuesday Jan 17th, 2017

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A Taste of Oakville is back and it starts in a just few days! There are some amazing local spots featured this year, so clear your calendar and set up some date nights! A Taste of Oakville runs from January 25 until February 8, 2017.   For participating restaurants and additional details click here. Stay local! [read more]

The Town of Oakville needs School Crossing Guards

Friday Jan 13th, 2017

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Do you know a super reliable and friendly person looking for a part-time job? The Town of Oakville is looking for school crossing guards.  The shifts are 3 hours at a time and you get to work outside! What's not to love? For job requirements and an application, please visit the Town's website here. What a great way to kick-off 2017! [read more]

Snow - It's not just snow balls

Tuesday Jan 10th, 2017

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Winter is upon us. The snow has been fairly consistent as of late - a perfect time to brush up on some important information regarding snow removal in Oakville.   The Town of Oakville’s website is the best resource when it comes to plowing and salting of our roadways and sidewalks, it even has a interactive snow plow tracker tool that offers real-time images of major roadways as well as plowing routes.   A few things to remember:   Salt/sand trucks... [read more]

The Town's New Year's Levee this Weekend

Friday Jan 06th, 2017

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It's time to ring in 2017 at the annual Town of Oakville new year's levee this Sunday, January 8 from 1-3 p.m. The annual New Year’s Levee is an opportunity for the community to gather, celebrate and welcome 2017 with neighbours, Mayor Rob Burton and Town councillors. There will also be a special performance by the Oakville Children’s Choir and High Rendition Jazz, a local youth jazz band.  Event details: Sunday January 10, 2016, 1 to 3 p.m. Town... [read more]

Merry Christmas

Friday Dec 23rd, 2016

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  From our family to yours, wishing you a wonderful Christmas. May you experience joy, laughter and most of all serenity during this festive time of year. [read more]

Five easy ways to get your home holiday host-ready

Thursday Dec 22nd, 2016

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There are always endless errands and activities to prep for this time of year. And if you're hosting family and friends, it seems like the list is even longer. Here are a 5 last minute ways to get your home ready for your coming guests. 1. Double check the guest room. Add a cozy throw and an extra pillow to make the room super inviting and relaxing. 2. Living room. Add a basket of magazines and a few books for any down time or quiet time. 3. Festive flowers. Flowers or... [read more]

Now's the time to watch Beauty and the Beast - A Holiday Pantomime

Monday Dec 19th, 2016

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Enjoy Beauty and the Beast in a whole new light!  Burl Oak Theatre group puts a hilarious, interactive spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast story. This family show is interactive - filled with dancing, singing and fun for the whole family. You can catch the show at Oakville Centre from December 21 - 23 and 28 - 29 , 7 p.m. and December 28 - 29 , 2 p.m. Full details and tickets can be found on Oakville Centre's website here. [read more]

Coffee/Tea Lovers on your Christmas Shopping List?

Thursday Dec 15th, 2016

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We've just discovered a few awesome gift ideas for the coffee and tea lovers on our Christmas shopping list. This list of 25 ideas was posted via the incredible Canadian mag Style at Home. A few of our favs are the; ceramic French press, all-in-one porcelain tea pot and mug and the Canadian themed mugs. Some great options on this list. Read the full list here.   [read more]

Experience Christmas the Old Fashioned Way

Wednesday Dec 14th, 2016

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Experience a traditional Christmas while learning about local history. The Ireland House, one of Burlington's oldest heritage homes, is hosting Winter Weekends - Old Fashioned Christmas Traditions this Sunday, December 18th from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Your kids will explore the historic home, learn about ornaments and traditional Christmas crafts and how Christmas was celebrated before the INTERNET.  Also, this is a drop-off-program -  a great opportunity for... [read more]

Live Christmas Music tonight at Oakville Centre

Monday Dec 12th, 2016

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White Oaks Secondary School is performing their annual 'Home for the Holidays" concert at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts tonight from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased on the Oakville Centre's website here. We think Christmas music and snow go hand-in-hand. Support local! [read more]

Holiday Shopping Made Easy with FREE Parking

Friday Dec 09th, 2016

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It's now super easy to shop and dine in downtown Oakville and Kerr Village this holiday season as free overnight parking is now being offered. From now until January 8, 2017 free overnight parking from midnight to 9 a.m. is permitted in specific lots.  Parking after 6 p.m. is still free of charge. There are a few specific requirements should you wish to park overnight, details can be found here. Shop and dine local, and stay safe. [read more]

What's better than a Julie Andrews Sing-a-Long?

Wednesday Dec 07th, 2016

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Ready to try something different? Clear your Saturday night and warm up your vocal cords for a screening of "Sing-A-Long-Sound-of- Music". The classic Julie Andrews Sound of Music will be played on the big screen with full subtitles encouraging you to sing along and enjoy the film and yourself to the fullest. And if you're feeling especially creative, you can participate in the fancy dress competition. Full details and ticket information can be found on the... [read more]

Balletomane's Annual Christmas Show is Back

Monday Dec 05th, 2016

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Balletomane's annual Christmas show is almost here. You can expect some new choreography as well as a few classics at this year's show "All Wrapped Up". Performed at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, the show runs for two days; Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm. Show information as well as tickets can be purchased on Oakville Centre's website here.  Support local! [read more]

SOLD: Traditional Brick Family Home on West Oakville Crescent

Thursday Dec 01st, 2016

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This traditional all-brick family home tucked away on a quiet crescent in West Oakville is now SOLD.    If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! Click here for additional listing information and photos.      If you would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team... [read more]

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Perfect Holiday Kick-off

Monday Nov 28th, 2016

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Ready to kick of the holiday season? Why not start with a local tradition. Head to the 22nd annual Kerr Village Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 2 from 5pm-8pm. Located in Heritage Square, this annual event brings the community together to celebrate all the joys of  Christmas, complete with live music and a visit from Santa himself. Be sure to bring an unwrapped gift to help support Toys-for-Tots in your neighbourhood. Additional event... [read more]

Oakville Santa Claus Parade is Back!

Thursday Nov 17th, 2016

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Let's get in the Christmas spirit! There's no better way to kick off the holiday season than with the annual Oakville Santa Claus Parade. A traditition for many, the parade starts at 9 am rain or shine this Saturday, November 19, 2016 and with this year's theme of A Magical, Musical Christmas, everyone is sure to be entertained! To help you pick the perfect seat, you can find the parade map HERE. Any additional parade information can be found on the Oakville Santa Claus... [read more]

Just Listed: Traditional Brick Family Home on West Oakville Crescent

Wednesday Nov 16th, 2016

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This traditional all-brick family home tucked away on a quiet crescent in West Oakville is awaiting its next family. Lovingly maintained and updated by the original owners, with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and over 2100 square feet, you can move-in and enjoy as-is or personalize at your desired pace.   Book your private showing today - this home will not last long. Click here for additional listing information and photos.    MLS#30548276   If you would... [read more]

SOLD: Cape Cod Meets Craftsman in West Oakville

Friday Nov 11th, 2016

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This Cape Cod meets West Coast Craftsman is now SOLD. Remarkably, this custom home was listed and sold in just over a day.   Ideally situated on a massive 75'x150' foot lot, backing onto parkland and with over 3600 square feet of renovated living space, this open concept home is designed with the family in mind.    If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to... [read more]

Just Listed: Cape Cod Meets Craftsman in West Oakville

Wednesday Nov 09th, 2016

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Welcome to 372 Sandlewood Road: where Cape Cod Colonial meets the charm and warmth of West Coast Craftsman design.    Tucked back on a massive 75'x150' foot lot and backing onto parkland, this home has it all. Completely renovated and rebuilt, with over 3600 square feet of living space, this open concept home was designed with the family in mind. Custom millwork, rich hand-scraped oak flooring, vaulted ceilings, Ridley windows and doors, K Custom kitchen, these are... [read more]

Exploring Oakville through Music

Monday Nov 07th, 2016

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Experience soulful contemporary Jazz this Saturday, November 12, 2016 with a magical performance from Canadian artist Tia Brazda.   Described as having Billie Holiday-meets-Amy Winehouse-like vocals, this is one Canadian artist you don’t want to miss.   Show starts at 8:30pm at Oakville Centre for the Performing arts. Click here for ticket information.   Have a listen to Tia’s music below.   Stay local and have fun! [read more]

Exploring the Arts in Oakville

Thursday Nov 03rd, 2016

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Full expression through movement and music is what you can expect from Diversion and Fearful Symmetries on stage tonight, Thursday, November 3 at 8pm at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Performed by ProArte Danza a contemporary Toronto-based ballet company that fuses ballet and modern dance: meticulously choreographed are rooted on the premise of "passion in performance", both numbers are sure to delight. Tonight's performance runs... [read more]

It's Halloween: is your yard ready for trick-or-treaters?

Monday Oct 31st, 2016

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Halloween is such a fun holiday for children and adults alike. It's a chance to dress-up and get out with friends and family, socialize with neighbours and collect some yummy treats. If you're handing out treats this Halloween, here are a few tips to make sure your yard is safe for all the trick-or-treaters that will come knocking. 1. Use adequate lighting. Make sure your front yard and walk-way are as bright as possible. Flood lights, LEDs and glowing... [read more]

Tax Changes and their implications on Homeowners

Friday Oct 28th, 2016

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  October has been a month of change in the real estate industry. The Hisey-McDermott team has had many conversations with clients regarding some of the government imposed changes to homeowners, so we thought we’d provide some information as well as additional resources to help you navigate.   What you need to know about the capital gains changes.    On October 3, 2016, the Government announced an administrative change to Canada Revenue... [read more]

Ghost Walk Anyone?

Tuesday Oct 25th, 2016

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Saturday, October 29 is the last day to enjoy a spooky and fun ghost walk in Oakville! Grab your friends and family and join the Oakville Historical Society for an exciting walk around the oldest and perhaps, spirited, locations in Oakville. Book a reservation today!! Learn more on the Oakville Historical Society webpage here. Happy hunting!           [read more]

Take your Halloween Pumpkins up a notch

Monday Oct 24th, 2016

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It's pumpkin carving time! Are you ready to tackle your pumpkins but not sure where to start? Carving pumpkins is a fun Halloween tradition and can definitely get a little complicated and over the top. But it doesn't have to.  Whether you're looking for something spooky or fun, we've found a few designs to help you take your carving skills up a notch. And no fancy technique is needed, these templates are printable! These awesome templates are on HGTV's... [read more]

Oakville Haunted House is Back

Thursday Oct 20th, 2016

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Looking for a family-friendly thrill to get you in the spirit for Halloween? Look no further! Solingate Manor Halloween House has spooky frights and goulish sights for all your trick or treaters! With a 23+ year tradition, Solingate Manor Halloween House isn't just about the tasty treats and Halloween haunts, it brings the community together and helps support Oakville Fairshare Food Bank. Be sure to check it out nightly from 7pm-10pm right up until Halloween... [read more]

SOLD: Detached Family Home in Desirable Bronte

Wednesday Oct 19th, 2016

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Just a short walk to Bronte Harbour, local boutiques and facing green parkland, it's fitting that this home SOLD in mutliples in just a few days.  If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! For additional information and photos click here. Moving you in the right direction!   Presented... [read more]

SOLD: Open Concept Executive Town in Bronte Creek

Monday Oct 17th, 2016

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It's no surprise this well appointed townhome on a quiet enclave in Bronte Creek is now SOLD. If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today!     Moving you in the right direction!   Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 467 Speers Rd.,... [read more]

SOLD: Renovated Family Home in Headon Forest

Monday Oct 17th, 2016

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It's no surprise this completely renovated detached home in desirable Headon Forest SOLD with multiple offers. Nicely finished on all levels with ample living space, this home is the complete package. If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! For additional nformation click here. MLS#30540122 Moving you in the right... [read more]

JUST LISTED: Detached Family Home in Desirable Bronte

Friday Oct 14th, 2016

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Walk to Bronte Harbour from this approximately 2000 sq ft home directly across the street from green parkland. This 3 bedroom family home offers a split level floor plan with bright and spacious great room addition that opens to the kitchen. Lower level features a separate entrance and kitchen, perfect for the in-laws! Situated on a 60 ft wide private lot, this home offers great indoor and outdoor living space. Quick access to major thruways, Bronte GO and public transportation. Book your... [read more]

SOLD: Modern Design at its Finest in this Family Home

Tuesday Oct 11th, 2016

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This West Oakville modern showpiece is now SOLD.  If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! *Click on image to play video* Moving you in the right direction!   Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 467 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K... [read more]

JUST LISTED: Renovated Family Home in Headon Forest

Friday Oct 07th, 2016

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Check this one out. Completely renovated detached home tucked away on a crescent in desirable Headon Forest. This home is nicely finished on all levels, offering ample living space. With 3 bedrooms and 4 baths, this home is awaiting it's next family. Just move in and enjoy! Book your private viewing today.  PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2pm-4pm. For additional information clickhere. MLS#30540122 If you would... [read more]

Get in the Halloween Spirit with a Ghost Walk

Monday Oct 03rd, 2016

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Grab your friends and family and join the Oakville Historical Society for an exciting walk around the oldest and perhaps, spirited, locations in Oakville. Ghost walks are a great for groups of any age and are available during the last two weeks of October. Spots fill quickly and reservations are recommended. Learn more on the Oakville Historical Society webpage here. Happy hunting!   Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real... [read more]

JUST LISTED: Open Concept Executive Town in Bronte Creek

Friday Sep 30th, 2016

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This well appointed, open concept townhome situated on a quiet enclave in Bronte Creek won't last long. Offering numerous upgrades both inside and out, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home offers plenty of space for the growing family or empty nester alike.  Book your private viewing today.  PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, October 1, 2pm-4pm. For additional information click here. MLS#30540411 If you would like fast and professional real estate services,... [read more]

Harvest Festival opens this Weekend

Wednesday Sep 21st, 2016

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There's nothing better than starting the fall season outdoors! With the weather still mild and the leaves changing colours, it's the perfect time to enjoy our surroundings. This weekend marks the opening of the annual Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm in Milton. The festival runs  weekends from Sept 24 - October 30 from 10 am-4 pm. There are a variety of festival activities to keep the kids entertained, as well as a BBQ Barn with grilled food and the Barn Market with... [read more]

Gigantic vintage car show this weekend!

Friday Sep 16th, 2016

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  The annual British Car Day is the largest event of its kind in North America. It's a popular event for car enthusiasts  and draws over 8000 spectators. Hosted by the Toronto Triumph Club you can check it out at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on Sunday, September 18. They are expecting over 1000 vintage, classic and modern British cars, so get there early!  The event opens at 9:00 am rain or shine. For specific event details, please visit the Toronto Triumph Club... [read more]

Looking for a new hobby? Try curling!

Tuesday Sep 13th, 2016

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Ever want to learn how to curl? As one of the world's oldest sports, curling is a sport enjoyed at any age and in any stage of life. If you're keen to learn more about the game, the Burlington Golf & County Club is hosting an information night on on Wednesday, September 14 from 7-8:30pm. Bring your curiosity and your love of sport! You can learn more about curling activities on the BGCC website here.     Presented... [read more]

Swimming in Oakville - Jump in while you Can

Wednesday Aug 31st, 2016

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We are expecting amazing weather for the last days of summer holidays. We can't believe how fast summer flew by. Make the most of the hot weather by visiting one of Oakville's outdoor pools. All five outdoor pools are open until dusk on Monday, Sept 5. Enjoy every last minute before back to school! For pool locations and hours, visit the Town's website here. Don't forget your sunscreen. Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller... [read more]

SOLD: Family Home on West Oak Trails Crescent

Monday Aug 29th, 2016

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This Markay built family home tucked away on a quiet crescent in West Oak Trails was gone in a flash! The open concept layout, contemporary flair and backyard oasis, made it even more appealing! If you are still searching and would like professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! Moving you in the right direction!   Presented... [read more]

SOLD: Build, Reno or Add-on, the Opportunity Awaits

Monday Aug 29th, 2016

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Located in one of South Oakville's most desirable neighbourhoods with an 86 foot frontage it's no surprise that this one went so fast! What an opportunity to build a dream home.   If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! Moving you in the right direction!   Presented... [read more]

Day 3 of Rio Olympics - where we at?

Monday Aug 08th, 2016

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Olympic fever is all around us! We're Day 3 into the 2016 Rio Olympics and as it stands Canada has two medals; a silver and a bronze in women's swimming. You can catch two medal finals for swimming tonight starting around 9:30 PM in women's 100m backstroke and 100m breaststroke. Each day is packed full of exciting sports, talented athletes at the height of their careers and anxious fans thrilled to be there. Whatever sport you enjoy watching, Olympic fever is... [read more]

Get Ready for Some Sweet Tunes this Weekend

Friday Aug 05th, 2016

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The annual Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival is back for its 24th season. Showcasing modern jazz to the soothing classic sounds of yesteryear, there's a beat to get everyone moving. The music starts tonight, Friday, Aug 5 at 5:30pm and sails late into the night on Saturday, Aug 6. For the full event schedule and additional information, please visit the Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival website. Stay local and enjoy!     Presented... [read more]

Family Home on West Oak Trails Crescent

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016

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Beat the heat and relax in your backyard oasis. Markay built family home tucked away on a quiet crescent in West Oak Trails. With 2670 sqft, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, this open concept family home combines traditional living with contemporary design. The backyard features an in-ground salt water pool, landscaped gardens and patio area - perfect for relaxing or taking your entertaining to a new level!  Book your private viewing... [read more]

Long Weekend Fun

Friday Jul 29th, 2016

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Staying local this long weekend? There's plenty to do around Oakville! And on Monday, August 1st from 10am-5pm, be sure to head to Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park where you can visit Art in the Park. Going strong, this year is the 51st annual Art in the Park featuring more than 175 artists with various mediums on display. Explore the art and meet the artists behind the work. Specific details can be found here.  ​Stay local and... [read more]

Exploring Local Communities on Bike!

Thursday Jul 21st, 2016

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Have you ever wanted to explore the Burnhamthorpe Trail, but perhaps didn't know where to start?  Part of the 2016 Community Rides Program in Mississauga, the group is exploring Burnhamthorpe Trail this weekend. An amazing cycling route that brings you through residential neighbourhoods, Cooksville Creek and the Credit River. It's a great reason to get outside and get on your bike! The ride starts July 23 @ 9:30am at 4099 Erin Mills Parkway. Route details and... [read more]

A Taste of Burlington On Now!

Monday Jul 18th, 2016

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Taste of Burlington is back!   Running from July 17-31 this year’s Taste features some of Burlington’s most popular dining spots.   With such varied menus, there is quite the selection to appease even the most discerning palate.   For participating restaurants and additional details click here.   Stay local!     Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd.,... [read more]

See the Stanley Cup in Person!

Wednesday Jul 13th, 2016

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Are you an avid hockey fan? Have you ever wanted to see the Stanley Cup in person?  You have a chance!  Oakville native Scott Wilson of the Pittsburg Penguins is bringing the Stanley Cup home to share with his hometown of Oakville! You can meet Wilson, grab an autograph and photo and see the infamous Stanley Cup on Thursday, July 14 at either Sixteen Mile Sports Complex from 2:30-3:30pm or River Oaks Recreation Centre from 3:30-4:30pm. Have... [read more]

Just Listed: Family Home in West Oak Trails for Lease

Thursday Jul 07th, 2016

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This family home is well located in West Oak Trails, walking distance to neighbourhood schools, close to the new hospital, local shopping, parks and trails.  With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths; the living space is open and well laid out. Enjoy additional space in the finished lower level with ample storage. Click here for additional information. MLS#30527068 If you would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to... [read more]

Kerr Village Vintage Market this Weekend!

Wednesday Jul 06th, 2016

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Only two more dates left for the Handmade & Vintage Market in Kerr Village Oakville. Hosted rain or shine, the event takes place July 9th from 10am- 3pm in the parking lot at Kerr St/Westside Dr. Stay local and check it out. Visit their website for additional details.   Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 467 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K 3S4 Independently Owned and... [read more]

Leased: Family Home in West Oak Trails

Thursday Jun 30th, 2016

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This well located, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths West Oak Trails family home is now leased. If you are still searching and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! Moving you in the right direction!       Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 467 Speers Rd.,... [read more]

Visit Bronte Harbour for Canada Day!

Tuesday Jun 28th, 2016

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Grab your friends and family and head to Oakville's Bronte harbour for Canada Day celebrations!    With events planned throughout the day, there's something for everyone.   Explore Bronte Harbour on Canada Day!   Click here for event details.       Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 467 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K... [read more]

Sold: Prime Building Lot In Etobicoke West

Monday Jun 27th, 2016

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SOLD! This prime 50'x150' building lot on top street in Islington Village is now sold.  If you would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today!                                           Moving you in the right... [read more]

Oakville Family Ribfest this Weekend!

Wednesday Jun 22nd, 2016

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IT'S BACK! Do you like mouth-watering, smoky, smothered, messy and delicious BBQ RIBS? Of course you answered YES!  Grab your friends, family, neighbours and head to the 5th annual Oakville Ribfest this weekend.  Oakville Family Ribfest is brought to you by the Cooperators and hosted by Sheridan College.  Visit any time June 24-26 from Friday 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and you'll... [read more]

SOLD: Family Home on Quiet Glen Abbey Court

Monday Jun 13th, 2016

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Tucked away on a private court in desireable Glen Abbey ideally located close proximity to schools, shopping and community centres, it's no surprise this home had multiple offers and sold over ask!   MLS#30507418 If you are still searching for your next home and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! Moving you in the right... [read more]

Just Listed: Modern Design at its Finest in this Family Home

Sunday Jun 12th, 2016

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This West Oakville home is an exemplary expression of modern design fused with the demands of today's technology savvy family. Situated on an oversized 75'x150' lot in a mature, established neighbourhood, this home is sure to impress.  Click on the image below for a sneak peak video and book your private viewing to experience this modern showpiece.  For additional information click here. MLS#30520809 If you would like fast and... [read more]

Staying Local: Milton Street Festival This Weekend

Thursday Jun 02nd, 2016

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Stay local this weekend and get outdoors! This Saturday from noon-11PM is Milton's annual Street Festival. You'll find wares from local boutiques and artisans, live music, food and a kids zone! There's something for everyone! Head to downtown Milton and enjoy! More details can be found here.     Presented By: The Hisey-McDermott Team CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 467 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON L6K... [read more]

Just Listed: Family Home on Quiet Glen Abbey Court

Wednesday Jun 01st, 2016

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Tucked away on a private court in desireable Glen Abbey, this 3600 sq ft home, has been updated and lovingly maintained by its original owner.  With over 5000 sq ft of total living space, it is ideal for a large family! The main floor is spacious, with oak hardwood floors and ceramics, renovated kitchen with sun-filled breakfast area that opens to family room. Amazing outdoor entertaining space right off the kitchen. With 5 bedroom and 3 full... [read more]

SOLD: Bungalow Loft in Millcroft

Wednesday May 25th, 2016

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Situated in desirable Millcroft Gardens, this immaculately maintained and updated bungalow loft is now sold!   This home offers a unique lifestyle of traditional home living combined with convenient condo living, it's not surprising this home didn't last long on the market. If you are still searching for your next home and would like professional and reliable real estate serves, contact the Hisey-McDermott Team today!       ... [read more]

Just listed: Prime Building Lot In Etobicoke West

Tuesday May 24th, 2016

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Here is an opportunity! Prime 50'x150' building lot on top street in Islington Village. Permit ready architectural plans for designer 4400 Sqft home included in sale, with Committee of Adjustments approval and Urban Forestry submitted - an incredible inclusion and a time savings of about 6 months! You can hit the ground running and build this dream home! Ideally situated on a tree lined street, less than a 10 min walk to Kipling Subway & GO, short stroll to local... [read more]

Just Listed: Bungalow Loft in Millcroft Gardens

Thursday May 19th, 2016

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Situated in desirable Millcroft Gardens, this bungalow loft is ready to enjoy! Immaculately maintained and updated throughout; the main floor offers a separate den, spacious kitchen overlooking the formal dining room and family room with cozy gas fireplace and sliders to private stone patio. You will also find a main floor master and laundry with garage access. The upper loft offers you ample space to use as you wish, with a 4-piece bath and walk-in closet.    This home... [read more]

Staying Local May Long Week-end and love Yoga?

Sunday May 15th, 2016

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The forecast is looking favourable for this year's May long weekend, who isn't ecstatic about that? If you're staying local and want to marry your love of yoga with the great outdoors, then Full Moon Yoga may be just what you're looking for. Burlington Beach Rentals hosts Full Moon Yoga all summer long and this weekend is the season opener. Each class is 45 minutes of yoga followed by a 20 minute meditation to the soothing sounds of the Lake and drum beats. Start... [read more]

Sold: Family Home in Hamilton Mountain

Wednesday May 11th, 2016

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Listed and sold in multiples in two days! This impeccably maintained family home in Hamilton Mountain, with exquisite front and rear gardens with in-ground pool, did not last long!   If you are still searching for your next home and would like fast and professional real estate services, do not hesitate to call the Hisey-McDermott Team today! MLS#30518113                        ... [read more]

Just Listed: Family Home in Hamilton Mountain

Monday May 09th, 2016

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Impeccably maintained family home in desirable neighbourhood in Hamilton Mountain. Exquisite front and rear gardens with oversized deck and in-ground pool in backyard. This home features a spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and juliette balcony above, formal dining and updated eat-in kitchen open to family room. You’ll find 3 good sized bedrooms with ample closet space and 2 full baths on the upper level. The basement is ready to enjoy with rec-room, separate bedroom and full... [read more]

SOLD: Updated Town in South Burlington

Thursday Apr 28th, 2016

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This fully renovated end-unit condo town home was listed and sold so quickly, you may have missed it.   Offering an updated space, open layout, with contemporary kitchen and bath, great use of space on 2 levels, this home is an ideal first purchase, an investment or even those seeking less space. Couple that with a south Burlington location, it’s no surprise it went so fast.   If you are still searching for your next home and would like professional and... [read more]

SOLD: Family Town Home on Crescent

Wednesday Apr 27th, 2016

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Ideally located on a family friendly crescent, walking distance to Lisgar Park, local trails and schools, this desirable home is now sold.   If you are still searching for your next home and would like fast and professional real estate services, contact the Hisey-McDermott Team today!   Moving you in the right... [read more]

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