Comment 31358

By Michelle Martin (registered) - website | Posted May 28, 2009 at 11:47:37

"I was once at the Whole Foods Market in Oakville and had to strongly resist the urge to take off my shirt and start belching and talking really loudly."-- Jason

Ha! Yes, I was in there once myself (I'm from Oakville and my parents still live there) to pick up a bite for lunch, and I definitely felt underdressed. However, lots of nice stuff, and I'm afraid I found myself wishing I could afford a load of groceries from the place...

I couldn't help but think of the part of Oakville I come from-- the old village of Bronte, to be exact-- and how different it looks now compared to when I was a child, when it was quite rough and tumble. The biggest heartbreak there was the demolition of the old Granary on the lake at Bronte Harbour that had been one of Canada's largest grist mills in the mid 19th century (it housed an antique market when I was young) to make way for condos, which completely block the view of Lake Ontario as you drive south on Bronte Rd. (my childhood home is just off Bronte, about 3 blocks up from Bronte Pier). Local residents were also, I recall, annoyed about the breakwater built in the early 90's to accomodate the expansion of the Yacht club.

However, the area overall hasn't done too badly-- it really is a bit of everything, and still lovely to walk around.

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