For years South East Oakville (consisting of the Morrison and Ford areas from Chartwell Road to the west and the Cornwall Road to the north) has been the choice neighbourhood for families because of the top rated public, private and separate schools, large lots and proximity to the lake and downtown Oakville. This is an established area dating back to the founding of Oakville. The old farmlands were slowly developed spreading east starting in the 1950s with the development of the Ford Plant.
Subdivisions continued east through the 1960s and 1970s to the Winston Churchill border with Mississauga. The 1980s saw the last southeast Oakville subdivision of Joshua Creek (in the Ford Drive area) being built. Along with this came the redevelopment of Maple Grove Village shopping centre. The southeast is also great for commuters. Access to both the Clarkson and Oakville GO stations is easy with their express trains into Toronto. The QEW, 403 and 407 highways are also close by.
The Morrison neighbourhood begins at Chartwell Road, south of Conrwall Road, and stretches eastward to Maple Grove encompassing all of the area to Lake Ontario. Many of Oakville’s impressive estates call the Morrison area home. The neighbourhood is by far one of the most desirable places to live in the southeast or any part of Oakville. The location features an abundance of lavish renovations, heritage homes and new builds. As a well-established area, Morrison offers many large, private wooded lots. Home buyers looking in Morrison will find 100 X 150 ft to be the comfortable average of most properties with both larger and smaller lots available.
Access and Activities
Travelling north to Cornwall, residents of the area can reach west to Trafalgar, for access to the QEW and GO Train Station as well as Ford Drive to the east, for alternate access to the QEW and 403. Lakeshore, which runs right through the neighbourhood, stretches From Hamilton to Toronto. Morrison has several large, family friendly parks to enjoy throughout the neighbourhood. For a lovely stroll through an original estate property, Gairloch Gardens features tended gardens, waterfront access and an art gallery housed in the original estate home.
- Oakville Trafalgar High School
- St. Mildreds-Lightbourn School for Girls
- Ecole E.J. James (middle school)
- St. Vincent’s (elementary)
- Linbrook (elementary)
- Maple Grove (elementary)
Oakville’s Ford neigbourhood is bounded by Winston Churchill Blvd to the east, Maple Grove Drive to the west, Cornwall Road and the QEW to the North and extends south to Lake Ontario. Ford is the furthest neighbourhood to the east, reaching to the borders of Mississauga. It is a hot bed for renovation properties and new builds featuring a well balanced mix of smaller to mid-sized upper-middle homes and large concentration of higher valued homes with large tree covered lots. A drive down Lakeshore Road provides a great view of many of Oakville’s most luxurious estates bordering Lake Ontario. With convenient access to downtown Oakville as well as being a quick commute to Toronto, whether by the QEW or GO Train, Ford presents as one of Oakville’s most livable areas.
Access and Activities
Travelling north to Cornwall, residents of the area can reach west to Trafalgar, for access to the QEW and GO Train Station as well as Ford Drive to the east, for alternate access to the QEW and 403. Lakeshore, which runs right through the neighbourhood, stretches From Hamilton to Toronto. The Ford area provides convenient shopping opportunities. Maple Grove Village, easily accessible from Cornwall, offers grocery, hardware and other products and services. The area provides abundant parks and recreational facilities such as Maple grove Arena and the Canlan Ice Sports multi arena complex.