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Fall 2013 Celebrating the Town of Oakville - the shops, dining, businesses, events and tourism


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Oakvillian takes on NY

Kaelen Haworth makes her mark on the fashion world



Hunting for Treasure

Designer items at great prices

Oakville in the Fall

Shorter days, but summer fun doesn’t need to end

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11 Healthy Foods Oakville restaurateurs “going local”

Patio Fare Hot places to eat in Oakville Canadian Open Back to Glen Abbey Golf Club Coming Events Reasons to visit Oakville this summer


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NEW YORK How Kaelen Haworth made it in the fashion world in the Big Apple By nicOlette little

From watching her mother get ready for events, to helping her friends primp for prom, a life in the fashion world was clearly in Oakville-born Kaelen Haworth’s future. So, when she had the opportunity to attend Parson’s New School for Design in New York City, she packed her bags, and went.


even years later, at the age of 29, Kaelen has her own clothing line and success has come her way. When I ask about her “breakthrough” moment, she tells me: “One of our coats was on the show Gossip Girl. It changed everything.” After the episode aired, her ascendancy in New York’s fashion industry was set. With my own fall/winter wardrobe in need of an update, I ask Kaelen what’s currently hot on New York’s runways. Apparently, 90s grunge is

making a comeback. “I was born in the 80s, and grew up in the 90s, so this is all very apropos,” she tells me. For those of us who never really dug the ripped jeans and tartan flannels look, however, grunge is—thankfully—coming back with an exciting twist. Different textures and patterns are being mixed and layered, creating what Kaelen refers to as “elevated grunge.” Examples of this style include silk organza floral shirts, which can be tied Oak ville Magazine


Local Style What some of the town’s local retailers and salons say they are offering this fall.

Avanté Boutique Offering fashionable clothing for women for years, Avanté Boutique has a new, stylish look to match their fantastic garments! Autumn brings big zippers, sequins and studding detailing along with high-low tops and tunics paired with a skinny pant or jean. Hot colours include cobalt blue and spruce green. The skinny pant and sweater coat is making a big hit, made with gorgeous soft snuggly knits. Enjoy a visit to Avanté Boutique, located in the heart of downtown Oakville offering European styling that is beautifully affordable. 312 Lakeshore Road East BARBETTE II This season is once again about some colour in our denim – aubergine, washed-out brown, purple and even a bit of red. Azure blue is a great pop of colour for the dark tones of winter. Straight leg and skinnies continue to be popular, as well as small flare. Retro is in – lace, leather and animal prints as well as geometrics. BARBETTE II continues to search for collections that are made in Canada and has added Miik. 349 Lakeshore Road East

Apparently, we Oakvillians know a thing or two about fashion— and her early days here provided a “supportive place to experiment.”

at the waist; woollen “grandpa sweaters” or flannel shirts worn over Carolyn Bessette-style silk slips; and coats that opt for a baggier, more “cocooned” look. “Designers are doing novelty things with wool right now. We’re seeing a lot of mixed fabrics in sweaters and coats—with wool and leather being used together,” Kaelen says. Apparently, there’s a general movement toward making things “bigger and less classic.” While I’m not yet convinced I can teach one of my literature classes in a silk slip or bomber jacket (which I’m told are replacing blazers), elevated 6

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grunge looks great and we’re seeing it more and more—in New York, but also “across the pond” in Oakville. In parting, I ask Kaelen whether Oakville provided a foundation for her growth in the fashion world and Kaelen’s answer is, “Absolutely!” Apparently, we Oakvillians know a thing or two about fashion—and her early days here provided a “supportive place to experiment.” OM Nicolette Little is owner of

Burrows Clothier Welcome to the world of European fashion menswear. This fall Burrows will be featuring such world-famous designers as Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Boglioli, Etro and Brunello Cucinelli. With most businesses cutting their quality as they try to be the least expensive, it is refreshing to be able to offer some of the finest collections available anywhere. Hand-tailoring is done on the premises. Here is what to look for in the coming months: 1. Introduction of ‘Matchless’, our newest supplier. 2. An evening with Giorgio Armani - view the finest collection in the world. 3. Made to Measure event. Meet our tailors and have your measurements taken. 4. Ladies’ Day – to be announced. 5. Brunello Cucinelli pre-Spring outlook. Come and meet the guys from Italy. If any of these sound interesting to you please let Burrows add your name to their invite list. 200 Lakeshore Road East (Town Square)

Chatsworth & Hall The Colour Council decreed that 2013 should be the year of green and fall’s colour, with flattering undertones of teal and blue, is a soft and rich forest green. This is a versatile basic which works well with black, navy and browns for a great addition to the fall wardrobe. Not sure? Add it in an elegant scarf from Betty Barclay or in a soft blouse from Cartise. Purple is a colour that suits almost everyone, and fall’s new purple has undertones of burgundy red. Of course, at Chatsworth & Hall, they believe in offering a wide selection of colours. You will find beautiful reds, rich browns, classic navies, lovely pinks and blues. Fashion ranges from knitwear to fabulous stretch cotton to classic stretch cordouroys – everything the stylish woman needs for fall. 146 Lakeshore Road East Delacor Studio In today’s world, to live life with a passion has become the ideal. Even the humblest piece of jewellery or a home accent must offer its owner an intense experience. Delacor Studio welcomes art and fashion brands that will incite customers to try something new, to combine ideas in a different way. So the approach for this season in Sarah Pacini and other collections is about the choice: swirly full skirts or the curvy knee-lengths skirts and patterns that are graphic and geometric or organic and more romantic. What gives the more futuristic kick is the round-shouldered jacket and also the unexpected fabrications: neoprene, rubber bonded and boiled wool, tweed or the mix of all four. Fall season, new and personal... 118 Thomas Street Many Faces This fall the popular salon is inspired by pop legends from the 80s, and 90s. Voluminous curls and pixie cuts are this fall’s funky edge with a rebellious, shabby-chic look. The salon wants to rep-

resent high fashion hair with a wearable edge. Colour this fall include vibrant copper and rust. 110 Reynolds Street

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She Is Beautiful, lovely, confident, driven, sexy ... She Is a woman. Oakville’s European boutique She Is features designer clothing from France, Italy and Portugal including such brands as Reneene Derhy, Siste’s and Kosmika. At She Is you will find beautiful dresses for every figure. Trends for the fall season include silk, lace and lots of layering. Burgundy and blue are hot colours for this season says owner Natalia Klinova. 232 Lakeshore Road East Studio PH This fall, Studio PH released the Thickening Collection – a collection primarily targeting ladies who want thicker, fuller, beautiful hair. Thickening offers the latest in scalp and hair science to create an optimum scalp environment for healthy hair growth. This breakthrough technology combines Aloe plant stem cells and pro-amino peptide complex. Together it brings the best of the botanical and clinical worlds to create beautiful youthful hair. This release comes after the very successful launch of their men’s line Hero scalp rescue. 305 Lakeshore Road East Zuri Fashios Shop the newest additions at Zuri Fashions for the latest fall styles from Gerry Weber, Foxcroft, Lebek, Fred Sabatier, Linea Domani, Nueva and more. This is fashion’s favourite time of year with beautiful colours such as red, burgundy, forest green, coral with a dash of animal print and gorgeous texture. Zuri has vibrant colour and style to give your fall look a flattering, finishing touch that will keep them talking about you (in a good way!). Styles for women of all shapes and sizes. 103 Reynolds Street OM

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fashion finds Gifts and party wear—it can all be found conveniently in Oakville

necklace & earrings Handcrafted Canadian crystal jewellery by miranda Designs necklace, $145, earrings $65. zuri Fashions

cardigan Funky tunic cardigan by elena Wang, $169. avanté Boutique


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Tunic novelty tunic by elena Wang, $135. avanté Boutique

wallet leather Ted Baker wallet features unique colour combinations with two sections for different currencies and detachable credit card holder, $125. Burrows Clothiers

PaNts Stylish corduroy pants by modea, $110. Chatsworth & Hall

scarf Double-sided scarf by Robert kitchen, Canada, $60. Chatsworth & Hall

Necklace & earriNgs Handcrafted Canadian crystal jewellery by miranda Designs. necklace $125, earrings $85 zuri Fashions

sweater Canadian-made cotton knit sweater by Parkhurst, $75. Chatsworth & Hall

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owls Whimsical ceramic owls, $16.95 and $24.95. Swiss interiors Knives Faux bone-handled steak knife set with wood block, $49.99. To Set a Table

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Food Covers CoverBlubber is a stretchy food saver that can be placed directly on food or containers of various shapes and sizes, 4 sizes $5 - $13. To Set a Table

Oakville is the place to find cool gifts for around the house

Grater new T-fal Fresh express quickly grates, shreds or slices a variety of fruit, vegetables, cheese and even nuts, $79.99. To Set a Table PaintinG & owls autumn-coloured ceramic owls and framed textured canvas. owls $19.95 and $29.95; Painting $139. Swiss interiors


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Healthy Foods, Healthy Conscience How Oakville restaurateurs are “going local” In this world where rapid travel has diminished our sense of distance, our grocery store shelves are lined with the produce of faraway places. As the environmental costs of shipping foods worldwide mount, however, so too does interest in eating local produce. With an eye to such sustainability issues, some of Oakville’s best-known restaurateurs—notably at Julia’s in downtown Oakville and Compass in Bronte Harbour—are experimenting with growing their own greens. By nicOlette little


ichael Mercanti and Scott Bailey, the owner and Executive Chef at Compass, planted a small garden beside the restaurant where they grow mint, basil, thyme, tomatoes, lettuce, fennel and more. “We believe in growing the freshest herbs and vegetables possible and it doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard,” Scott says. “It’s just the right thing to do and the right way to cook,” he adds, explaining that “We use our basil as a garnish on our margherita pizza, our tomatoes in our mixed green salads and we make fresh mint verde for our fish dishes.” These ingredients “add flavour and freshness” and help Compass, which already buys locally whenever possible, take another step towards sustainable product sourcing.

At Julia’s, owner Julia Hanna and Executive Chef Carl Dahl are also focusing on local products. In order to give back to the community that supports them, they source most of their food items and beverages from local producers and brewers. Also, in 2009, when a group of kids told Julia they thought food came from “the grocery store,” she realized that, in modern times, we’ve become divorced from our ultimate food source: the earth. So, she began the Kids Culinary Community (KCC) to show young people the value of food, our farmers and good nutrition. With the support of the Guglietti family, she set up a community garden at the corner of Neyagawa and Dundas Street. Here, children in her program alternate watering schedules, watch Oak ville Magazine


their food grow from seed to vegetable and learn to cook—in a series of classes held in Longo’s lofts—with the harvested items. “Our relationship with food is probably the most important relationship in our lives,” Julia says. Without it, “you can’t work, you can’t teach, you can’t love. We need to reacquaint children with the earth and help them understand how important our farmers are.” While the KCC kids are urged to enjoy all the garden’s produce, the harvest has been so abundant this year that remaining items are being used in Julia’s dishes. So, both the kids and the restaurant’s diners are benefiting from this local garden, which—like the one at Compass—is grown without a single pesticide. As we move into an era where the health of our environment lies in a

delicate state, it’s good to see some of our local restaurateurs opting for sustainable buying and growing practices. And, with community awareness mounting, perhaps we’ll see such practices flourishing in times to come. Compass and Julia’s are joined by many local restaurants such as Paradiso and The Crêpe Kitchen, which source local produce and goods to provide the freshest incredients for the meals they serve. The Crêpe Kitchen is well known for the best sweet and savoury crêpes west of Toronto. Another trend is offering gluten-free meals, something Piazza Bistro is doing with some of its menu items. OM Nicolette Little is owner of

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Believing in Downtown There is something exciting happening in the dining scene in downtown Oakville. If you have not been for awhile, you will discover a new vibe. Already well known for its exceptional culinary experience, downtown welcomed two new restaurants in the past year. Tammy and George, owners of the successful Seasons and Corks restaurants, have invested in this picturesque heritage shopping core with Maluca last year and BRU this year. “While we are committed to serving our loyal clientele, we wanted to create a new vibe for downtown Oakville. Something exciting for the new, young and mature generation who are discovering the downtown is worth the visit. So please pop by and say hi.�

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Private Bar Room After 18 years the newly expanded and renovated restaurant is still known as one of Oakville’s finest dining locations. Situated in Oakville’s first original bank and police station building, Tammy and George have created a warm and rustic atmosphere. Seasons provides a moderate price wine list and a seasonal changing menu of creative culinary delights. Seasons offers many special occasion private rooms and is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.

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Bar Lounge Newly opened BRU has the best selection of craft beer in the city. Supporting over 15 Ontario breweries and premium imports there is something for everyone on our six taps and thirty bottles. Our 16 item menu of modern pub fare offers classics like gluten free fish and chips, gourmet hamburgers and house smoked meat. BRU is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.


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Since its opening in 2012, Maluca Wine Bar and Bistro has offered a wide variety of fine wine and specialty cocktails. French inspired charcuterie and cheese boards are served up along modernized classics like steak frites, fried olives and a variety of poutines. Maluca is open seven nights a week for dinner.


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Dining Room Since 2009 Corks has been serving up a taste of Spanish and Portuguese American inspired food in traditional tapas style. Our small plates are perfect for sharing and allow couples and groups to experience a wide array of flavors in one sitting. Corks is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.


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Paradiso Perfection

Celebrating 20 years of exceptional food and service

Thirteen years ago, three young friends with a passion for food and hospitality took a leap of faith by opening their own restaurant. Unless you have worked in the industry, it might be hard to imagine just how difficult it can be to be successful – especially over the long run. Fraught with challenges, owners must have a firm grip on reducing food and beverage wastage, maintaining appropriate staffing levels and creating an ambience and menu that builds a steady and loyal clientele. And that’s exactly what Stephane Sauvé, Kerry Campbell and Paul Asaris have achieved with Paradiso. 22

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elebrating 20 years in downtown oakville and 10 years in Village Square in Burlington, Paradiso is a marvellous success story with a reputation that spans far beyond their borders. The secret to their success has been quality food, great customer service and their ability to evolve. When they purchased the oakville location in 2000, it was mainly an italian and greek inspired restaurant. The trio expanded the menu to include more of the Eastern Mediterranean such as Spain and France. over the years the menu has become more eclectic and current under the direction of Executive Chef Adam Mackay. in addition to creating an interesting menu, Chef Adam uses local produce and ingredients as much as possible to ensure every dinner or lunch is fresh and full of fabulous flavours. The practice also fulfills the biggest trend in recent years – to support local producers and maintain the sustainable farm philosophy. Many visitors who have dropped into Paradiso for lunch or dinner while visiting oakville or Burlington will be familiar with the comfortable ambience and attentive service. But who are the men behind this successful concept; the trio that has created a winning recipe that has remained strong for 20 years? Stephane was originally from Quebec, but moved to oakville with his family and attended t.A. Blakelock high School where he met Kerry. Stephane went into the hospitality industry and was a bar manager for Club Med and later went on to be a general manager for Kelsey’s and Canyon Creek Steak house. Paul grew up in hamilton and also entered the hospitality world, taking jobs with the Keg, Armadillo and Canyon Creek Steak house. it was here that he met Stephane, and the two began to talk about their shared desire to one day own their own restaurant. While the hospitality industry is a tough one, Stephane says, “We’ve been fortunate in that we’ve surrounded ourselves with good people. You can’t do everything yourself so our partnership and the people we hired have been critical to our success.” Maintaining a high level of quality and service has been the cornerstone of Paradiso’s longevity. Consumers increasingly expect value for their money and Paradiso has been one of the most popular restaurants in the area – as evidenced by their loyal diners and steady clientele through the week and weekends. “The success of both restaurants has surpassed our expectations. When we purchased the oakville location, there was an existing clientele, but we were determined to grow the restaurant,” Stephane explains. And so they did. Congratulations on 20 fabulous years. OM


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Glen Abbey makeover Homeowners turned to Swiss Interiors to furnish the new space

Furnished by Swiss Interiors located in downtown Oakville.

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Make it antique | Mixing old with new has always been a popular practice. That was the philosophy behind antiques Harmony at 386 kerr Street. The store became the dream of Dr. Daniel after severe arthritis forced his retirement from dentistry. living in a 1896 farmhouse, Daniel collected for 35 years. antiques Harmony offers a combination of appealing contemporary furniture, porcelain and lighting. as shown in all decorating magazines, each room is stylized by combining both eras together. Painting the town | When sprucing up your home with a fresh coat of paint, make sure you call High Class Decor. The company has served the community for 35 years, delivering professional painting for both residential and commercial needs. according to owner Frank Pecora, their core values include quality, clean workmanship by knowledgeable staff. “We take pride in delivering great customer service, to make the process stress free. The many years in business have given us a strong focus to tailor the craft to the requirements of homes likes yours.”


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With the trend towards open floor plans gaining in popularity, these Glen Abbey homeowners decided to remove the wall separating the kitchen and family room, thereby creating a generous open space – the perfect solution for the frequent entertaining this couple does.

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Replacing the ceramic flooring and carpet with hardwood unifies the space, while a new kitchen layout and cabinetry updates the kitchen area. Where the room really stands out is in the furnishing for the spaces, all provided by Swiss Interiors. Starting with an overscaled, down-filled sofa covered in soft chenille fabric, to the lounge chairs that add a great pop of colour – this room says “come in and relax.”

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While the main focal point of the room is the fireplace, realistically the television set is quite often what we end up looking at. The beautiful solid cherry entertainment cabinet from West Brothers Furniture makes that easy with plenty of room for electronic components and pull-out media storage trays. The cocktail and end tables are also solid cherry from Gat Creek Furniture, and have a clean-lined, almost retro feel to them. Canadel Furniture in Quebec is the manufacturer of the kitchen table and chairs, which are available in many styles and colours. Shown here is the optional thick tabletop, a popular feature, and a custom chair fabric which ties in the colours from the space. Counter-height stools from Vogel in a co-ordinating fabric nestle against the island to form a perfect spot from which to view all the happenings in both the kitchen and family room. Completing the look are the pictures, lamps and accessories from Swiss Interiors – in business since 1953. OM

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Tickets go on sale Nov.1st Friday, December 6, 2013 6-9pm • $75 house tour only Tickets are available for $100 for tour and cocktail reception at the Oakville Golf Club.

saturday, December 7, 2013 9:30am- 4:00pm • $40 Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available for the exclusive Friday evening candlelight tour. Proceeds from the tour go to benefit local charities. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit:

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Fall Harvest

Time to create memories in the kitchen

Having grown up on a farm, the aroma of harvest is: pleasant memories, newly combined wheat, freshly picked plums and apples, dug-up potatoes, carrots and leeks. Cutting large heads of cabbages the kitchen filled with jars of pickled beets, and cucumber and endless pots of jams and jellies and freezer-ready berries and vegetables brings back all the fond memories of cooking. In today’s kitchen, we may not have these large productions of food, but the pleasure of going to the farmer’s market and buying fresh produce is still a great pastime for many.


By Marianne Svarke

reparing all the food is a joy, with all the wonderful kitchen equipment, gadgetry, bake- and oven-proof dishes making it fun and easy. And nothing beats the smell of a freshly baked apple pie in any kitchen. With the kids back in school, it’s time for many of us to return to the kitchen to make those hearty, healthy dishes. Here are some helpful gadget hints to make your work easier: • The Actifry Fry from Tefal can make a pound of crispy french fries with only a tablespoon of oil. • Potato chips made in the microwave oven without any oil, using TopChips by Mastrad France. 26

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• Both Emile Henry (clay oven-proof dishes, from France) and Pillivuyt, (porcelain oven to table dishes also from France) are a must in any kitchen. • A mandoline for all your slicing, chopping and dicing is a useful tool. • The ultimate kitchen “helper” is Kenwood’s kitchen machine, who would have thought you could cook in your stand mixer? For more information or a demo for these and other timesavers, visit the knowledgeable staff at To Set A Table in downtown Oakville. Happy Harvest. OM Marianne Svarke is owner of To Set A Table.

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ten Reasons to visit oakville this Fall The days may be shorter, but summer fun doesn’t need to end


As the days get shorter and the kids go back to school, summer vacation begins to feel like a distant memory. But summer fun doesn’t need to end so soon. in fact, with fewer vacationers on the road, autumn is a great time to travel without the lineups and high-season prices. Here are 10 reasons to visit oakville this fall:

The Oakville Centre for Performing Arts Starting with comedienne Mary Walsh of This Hour has 22 Minutes fame on September 25, the Oakville Centre will host Canadian and international talent throughout its season. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Hackett, Toronto indie group Sloan, and Sinead O’Connor, who plays two shows in December, are some of the many acts to take one of two stages.


Broadway bound at Theatre Sheridan Sheridan alumni go on to perform in theatres around the world, including Toronto, Broadway and London’s West End. Experience world-class performances right in Oakville, when Theatre Sheridan opens for its 41st season. Fall highlights include Sharon Matthews: Full Dark, Mickey & Judy, and Marathon of Hope, based on the story of Terry Fox.


Play the longtime home of the Canadian Open – for less Securing a tee time at the prestigious Glen Abbey Golf Club gets a little easier in the fall and Clublink offers special pricing after October 8. u

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Explore the best in golf at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is onsite at Glen Abbey and highlights the greatest moments in Canadian golf history, including “that” shot Tiger made out of the 18th bunker at the 2000 Canadian Open.


Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Right in town! It’s a great time to explore this Oakville gem, located on the western edge of town. Miles of trails, a play barn and Spruce Lane Farm House are some of the highlights. Kids will love trick-ortreating around the park on Camper Halloween, October 18 - 20 and 25 - 27.


History for all seasons “Juliet,” the extraordinary story of the daughter of Oakville’s founder, is at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCC) until the end of September. The Oakville Museum has exhibits exploring Oakville’s history with water and Black History, a permanent exhibit about important African-American families who settled in Oakville, including American slaves in search of freedom.


Halton Highlights As part of Halton Region, Oakville is a hop, skip and a jump from the area’s many autumn offerings, including the inaugural Halton Pumpkin Trail, with tastes, sights and sounds across the region, as well as one-day Harvest Halton, a farm-to-chef experience, on October 6. Visit for more to see and do.


Runners, take your mark Runners will enjoy Oakville’s scenic waterfront during the Oakville Half Marathon on September 22, which also offers 10K, 2K and walk options. For a run fit for ghosts and goblins of all ages, check out Trek or Treat Trail run, which includes a 5K run/walk and a Creepy Mile on October 18.


Fall sales and specials Oakville’s three distinct shopping districts – Bronte Village, Kerr Village and Downtown Oakville – have sales and specials in store to meet every shopper’s need and many of our local hotels offer off-season weekend rates. for more details.


Celebrate the holidays There’s a reason why The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen, was filmed in Oakville; it’s an idyllic place to share some holiday cheer. Tree lightings in Bronte, Kerr and Downtown and the 66th Oakville Santa Claus Parade (November 16) are annual events that launch the season. The Oakville Centre offers a number of holiday-inspired performances, including the Nutcracker, Andrew Craig Gospel Christmas and Leahy Family Christmas. Bronte Creek Park celebrates the Victorian era with Homestead Christmas. OM The Oakville Tourism Partnership looks forward to welcoming you to Oakville. For more information, see or connect with us on Twitter @VisitOakville or Facebook at VisitOakville.






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Experience an Oakville Holiday Tradition

T Fashion with a Passion

Navigating for families in need

he 2013 St. Andrew’s Christmas House Tour will present an eclectic mix of historical, waterfront and architecturally unique homes, an Oakville tradition since 1981. Local professional decorators creatively adorn each beautiful house for the holidays. The house tour is a community fund-raising event with proceeds from this year’s event supporting, in part, Fareshare Food Bank and Kerr Street Ministries Christmas Wonders and Beyond program which provides gift certificates and food boxes to families in need. For information on purchasing tickets please visit OM

Friday, Dec. 6 • 6-9 p.m. Price: $75 house tour only or $100 with reception at Oakville Golf Club from 8:30-11 p.m. Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available for the exclusive Friday evening candlelight tour.


n Sept. 12 local business owner Shabir Mir of Shoes ‘N’ More in downtown Oakville and Roberto came together to host a product launch for Roberto Fashions at the Queen Elizabeth Cultural Centre – all for a good cause. Proceeds from this fashion show, which showcased Roberto’s silk wraps and scarves (wearable art designed in Canada with the original silk being produced in Kashmir at the foot of the Himalayas) went to The Oakville Hospital Navigator Program. Currently, stats tell us that one in five Ontarians under the age of 18 are struggling with a mental health issue. Unfortunately, only a fraction of children and youth who need mental health services receive them. Early intervention can make all the difference when it comes to preventing children from entering adulthood with untreated issues. The sooner mental illness is treated, the better the chances for recovery. Halton Healthcare Services is committed to offering a continuum of care for children in need. And their vision is to ensure “nothing is missing” for children and youth struggling with mental health issues. A Navigator advocates for their client, a child or youth in distress, connects children and families to appropriate services, intervenes and gives children and families the tools they need to manage crises and sustain wellness until longer term treatment is established, accompanies a client to appointments with psychiatrists and social workers, offers hands-on support to children and families to address imminent needs related to housing, school and safety, and provides in-school support to children and their teachers. OM

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Saturday, Dec. 7 • 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Price: $40


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High-end Treasure Designer items at great prices at Oakville’s consignment shops

Linda and Nicole Jevons of Second Chance.

Jill Fioroni of Closet 112.

What do Gucci, Prada and Hugo Boss have in common? Well, aside from being top fashion brands, they’re available for a third of their normal cost in downtown Oakville’s consignment shops, Second Chance, Closet 112 and By Consignment. By nicOlette little


s an antidote to retirement-induced inactivity, Jill Fioroni started Closet 112 on Dunn Street in 2011. She always loved fashion and, in her opinion, consignment presents shoppers with a win-win situation: Her shop, which deals exclusively in high-end attire, allows customers to reclaim money for their wardrobe’s past items; have fun exploring unique jewellery and clothing; and save on purchases of designer pieces. “There’s something for everyone,” Jill mentions, noting that “designer purses—which typically retail in the $1,000s, but that we’re selling in the $100s—are really bringing people in the doors.” Although most people love a good treasure hunt, Closet 112 even has its own web system that allows online shoppers—both men and women— to find items in their preferred brand, size and price range. 32

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Across the street at Second Chance, Nicole Jevons has been in business a little longer: they are actually preparing to celebrate 25 years next year. With the help of her daughter, Linda Jevons, she amasses items that are as high-end as those found in Jill’s shop, but focuses particularly on pieces with a “funky” edge. “We consider ourselves to be a boutique,” she says. “You’ll find items here by French designers, but we’re also interested in things that

“If a customer can’t find something at one of our stores, we send them over to each other so they can find that special something.”

are less conservative,” she continues. When asked about the labels she’s currently carrying, she lists off Akris, Save the Queen, Michael Kors and Burberry as a few examples. All the fashions in her store are up to date, as items are three years old or less. What’s interesting is the camaraderie shared by Jill, of Closet 112, Nicole, of Second Chance and Sandi Hicks of By Consignment. The women agree, “If a customer can’t find something at one of our stores, we send them over to each other so they can find that special something.” So whether you’re looking for an unusual handbag, a stunning dress or that perfect necklace to go with your new pantsuit, take a trip to downtown Oakville and visit Jill, Nicole or Sandi, because you just never know what you’ll find…OM Nicolette Little is owner of

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Oakville Magazine - Fall 2013  
Oakville Magazine - Fall 2013  

Celebrating the Town of Oakville - the shops, dining, businesses, events and tourism.