While a good number of its residents commute to Toronto for work, it. Also employs a good number of its residents. There are over 250 big name companies with headquarters here. Oakville has a good number of heritage homes, and and also has upscale shopping district along Lakeshore Road, and the city is in high demand to the upwardly mobile and established famileis in southern Ontario. Old Oakville, located along Lake Ontario, has two scenic harbours filled with sailboats. You may use these.