Oakville, Ontario

The town of Oakville is on the shores of the Lake Ontario. It is a vibrant & impressive community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). On one side of the town is Toronto and Hamilton is on the other side of the town. One can witness the picturesque harbors, the active arts community, vibrant shopping districts, and also some of the best dining places in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Know more about Oakville, Ontario before getting into Sheridan College:

The Town of Oakville is home to over 182,500 people and also welcome 1.4 million visitors every year. It is the most coveted residential as well as business center in Ontario. There are a number of good reasons why residents and visitors like to be in Oakville such as:

  • Great neighbourhoods
  • Quality schools
  • Great places to do business
  • Proximity to Lake Ontario & recreational areas
  • Amiable shopping districts in the downtown core
  • Easy access via QEW, 403, 407 & GO Transit
  • A full-service acute care community hospital

In 2016, the MoneySense rated the town of Oakville as the 3rd best place to live in Canada.

Oakville is home to Sheridan College which is an animation & business studies institute and it is the only higher education facility in Oakville.

Oakville is an important business center with a number of regional & national head offices, which includes Ford Canada, Siemens Canada, Tim Hortons, and The Weather Network.


As Oakville is home to Sheridan College and most of the international students prefer to stay at Sheridan’s residences because students are provided with all the basic requirements to live a life conducive to study abroad.

The accommodation costs vary as per the location and type of the room and on sharing basis. These accommodation costs range between $6,910 CDN to $7,400 CDN approx.

Those who want to stay off-campus can seek guidance and help from the student unions and university portal where details about off-campus residences links are also shared.

Cost of Living:

We are giving here the approximate cost of living students have to incur while studying at Oakville. The costs are in approximation and in Canadian Dollars (CAD $)

Costs Monthly Eight Months
Books/ Supplies $125.00 $ 1000.00
Housing/Rent $750.00 $ 6000.00
Food $250.00 $ 2000.00
Public Transit $100.00 $ 800.00
Miscellaneous $200.00 $ 1,600.00


Part-Time Work:

Many students go for part-time jobs along with their course to support their studies and earn some experience. Any kind of work experience makes a difference and consider important when you step out of the college. So, it’s always advisable to go for part-time work opportunities available at the university campus or off-campus.

Travel and Transport:

Oakville is easily accessible and just 30km away from downtown Toronto with easy access to highways and also just 60-minute drive to the USA border.

The city is within driving distance from the international airports in Toronto, Hamilton &Buffalo Niagara.  Oakville is also served by GO Transit &Via Rail. It is the most livable city in the Canada.

You can easily roam around in the city via any mode of transportation and explore the town even while cycling.

Food and Shopping:

The town is home to 3 distinct business areas: Downtown Oakville, Bronte Village, and Kerr Village. All three areas are home to unique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. The restaurants in Oakville provide lovely and romantic set-ups. It was ranked as the 4th most romantic place in the Canada with beautiful harbors, candle-lit tables, and winding trails, the restaurants here can charm anyone.


There is something for all is rightly said for Oakville. The town is home to 1,420 hectares of parkland, 150 Km. of trails & over 200 parks, garden plots, dog parks, skateboard parks, playgrounds, splash pads, tennis courts, sports fields, two harbors & 31 waterfront parks.

There are a number of music theaters where over 260 music, drama, and other performances are performed every year.

Oakville also has around 83 soccer fields & 74 baseball diamonds. Both the Oakville Soccer Club & the Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club are known to be the largest of their kind in the North America.


Oakville like most of the Southern Ontario experiences Humid Continental Climate where winters are cold but not extreme and summers are warm. Oakville experience the best weather in Canada with the perfect amount of precipitation & days under 0 degree