Bronte Buzz Village Update

Bronte Village BIA's Monthly Newsletter
December Edition

Bronte Village in Winter

Get Ready for Skating Lakeside

Once again we will be able to enjoy our fresh and open air ice skating rink in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park.  The town along with assistance from the Bronte BIA and The Bronte Village Resident's Association and dedicated volunteers will be making this happen and we can all hope for temperatures that will give us a more traditional winter of Bronte skating. The rink will be slightly smaller this year due to the construction underway in the park. Stay tuned for updates.

Bronte Village Dressed for Winter 2017

Bronte Village is in its holiday winter glory with its bright new sparkling snowflakes on the light poles. Our windows are dressed in rich holiday themes, we are ready to ring in the holidays.
Bronte Village Tree Lighting & Carol Sing
A Great Time Had By All!
        Saturday Nov.  26th from 4-6pm

Thanks to all who came out to enjoy this much loved annual community holiday event. It has a wonderful small village feel that everyone loves. We all stood around for the countdown to our tree lighting of the beautiful Colorado blue spruce adorned with white lights and ribbon. Sounds of carols filled the air thanks to the Tempus Choir and the Ha Penny Harkers with audio and lighting provided by Roger Lapworth of Retro Rock Lounge. 

We thank our special guests, John Oliver, MP, Pam Damoff, MP, Kevin Flynn, MPP, Mayor Rob Burton, Regional and local Councillor Sean O'Meara and Ward 1 Councillor Ralph Robinson for joining us. 

We also wish to acknowledge the support of our local BIA members who helped warm us up with festive treats and beverages. Thank you to  Denningers Foods of the World, El Spero, Sobeys,Taste Marketeria, Tim Hortons (Bronte) and the new Harbourside Artisan Kitchen and Bar just opened at Centriller Square.  Thanks also to First Choice Upholstery, Bronte Village Mall and to Janet Bedford, Royal LePage/Bronte BIA board member for her wonderful photos as always.
Welcome to Lindsay Brown
-New Bronte Constable

We offer a big welcome to new Bronte Constable 
Lindsay Brown. Lindsay, a former competitive athlete was a school teacher prior to joining the Halton Regional Police Force.

She encourages all Bronte residents and business owners to contact her with any concerns.  If we are all vigilant and observant about any suspicious activity, we can help HRPS protect our homes and businesses and our quality of life. Lindsay says 'no complaint is too small', that tips aid in crime prevention and lead to faster arrests of those responsible for crime and victimization.

Lindsay also offers a Residential Break & Enter Crime Prevention Tips pamphlet to give you some tips on how to reduce the number of property crimes occurring in the community.

Cst. Lindsay Brown #9693
Community Mobilization Officer
Halton Regional Police Service
2 District - Oakville
P:905-825-4747 ext. 2292

Santa's Tree Farm (Bob Moskal)
After 35 year of operating his seasonal tree stand in Bronte at the Sammy's Chip Wagon location beside his building at 2369 Lakeshore Rd. W. (home of the BIA), Bob is retiring his Christmas tree stand. Bob has sold many thousands of beautiful trees over the years to many loyal customers who have come to know and love him as an iconic Bronte figure. It is a tradition. Please do come for your special tree and say hello. The Bronte BIA offers special thanks to Bob as a tireless BIA member, Bronte booster and dedicated volunteer who has served on the Bronte BIA Board and continues to help with our Bronte special events. He is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Bronte Heritage Park Performance Area
What's going on at Bronte's Heritage Park?  A $300,000 dollar construction project is underway in Heritage Park of a shade tensile roof structure and performance plaza near the water's edge that will accommodate community events and performances. An irrigation system for the lawn and garden areas will be installed along with electrical upgrades to service the new park infrastructure.
The project is to be completed for Canada's 150th Birthday, July 1, 2017. "Every year the Canada Day celebration in Bronte draws an enormous crowd and we're anticipating even more visitors for the 150th anniversary," said Mayor Rob Burton. "With thousands of people expected to attend, it makes sense to fast-track the improvements so the park is in the best shape possible for all to enjoy."

Why Shop Local?

Moving into the holiday season, please consider the sound reasons to shop local. Our Bronte BIA busin ess owners offer quality goods and services with the best of personal service. Please  support them, it supports our whole community.

"Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant corporations and back into the community where it belongs."

- Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local.

Welcome New Businesses
Bronte is indeed fortunate to have a tremendous number of quality retailers and professional service providers.

Welcome to the new businesses in Bronte Village!

Please visit the Member Directory for full information on our new neighbours. Drop-in say hello, welcome them to Bronte and find out what they do.
  • Elite Nails                                                     
  • Furniture by Consign
  • McDonalds (new owner Piper Foods) 
  • Spekkhio Salon                                            
  • Spun Fibre Arts                                             
  • Sanger Optical- to Centriller Square (2406 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON L6L 1H7 former location of R&R Books).  

Livable Oakville Plan
Looking for information on how Oakville is moving ahead with its plans, visit:

Sharing...A message 

Finally, as we move into the holiday season, please think about  those in need.  We know that Bronte is a wonderful village with a sense of community, filled with kind, caring people.  Please  support your charity of choice and/or the Oakville agencies, resident groups and churches who do a fantastic job to support families struggling. There are many of these groups who fulfill food, housing, warm clothes, distress and abuse counselling and emotional support needs.  If we all do just a little, it will mean a lot.
On behalf of our Board, staff and the 200 merchants of the Bronte BIA, we wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season and the best for a healthy and prosperous New Year!  
Carolyn Moshtagh
Chair - Bronte BIA

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