Oakville, town (1991 pop. 114,670), Ont., Canada, on Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Hamilton. A major component of the local economy is the Ford Motor Co plant, one of the largest auto plants in Canada. Originally inhabited by the Mississauga, it became a shipbuilding center in the 19th cent. because of its good harbor.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Oakville from Infoplease:
- Oakville: meaning and definitions - Oakville: Definition and Pronunciation
- Napa - Napa Napa , city (1990 pop. 61,842), seat of Napa co., W Calif., on the Napa River; inc. 1872. ...
- Frank Hinman WASKEY - Frank Hinman WASKEY (1875-1964) WASKEY, Frank Hinman, a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born ...
- Jesse Owens - Biography of Jesse Owens, The black sprinter who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics
- Ernest L. (Ernie) Samuel - Ernest L. (Ernie) Samuel Age: 69 a giant in the Canadian thoroughbred racing industry who owned ...