Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. rain or shine
Parade Theme:  A Canadian Christmas

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The Oakville Santa Claus Parade is coordinated in association with the
Town of Oakville

 

 

   Winner of the Gold Award for "Best Local Event" in the Oakville Beaver's 2006 Readers' Selection Award

Don't worry about parking! 

Park your car at the Oakville GO, or take a connecting bus to the Oakville GO, and board the Santa Shuttle to the parade. 

Please note that for safety reasons children must be removed from strollers and/or wagons while on the bus.  Strollers must be folded and wagons put in an upright position.

Santa Shuttle Service

Take advantage of the free Santa Shuttle.  The Santa Shuttle will run every 10 minutes from the Oakville GO station stopping at all regular stops along Reynolds to the Church/Dunn bus terminal.  The Santa Shuttle will run from 8:00 - 11:15 am and is provided by Oakville Transit.

Depart

Depart

Oakville GO

Church/Dunn

8:00

8:15

8:10

8:25

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8:35

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8:45

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9:35

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9:45

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How to get to the Parade via Oakville Transit

How to get to the Parade via public transit.  All regular fares apply, cash fare is $3.50 per person.  Visit the Oakville Transit website for further information regarding fares. 

From southwest Oakville:
All routes will turn north on Dorval and east on Speers to avoid the parade route. Parade watchers can get off at Dorval and walk to Kerr, or get off at Speers and Kerr and walk down Kerr, or continue on to the GO station and take the free Santa Shuttle to downtown.

Bus #2 (Lakeshore) runs hourly, travelling south on Bronte Road and then east along Lakeshore from Bronte Village.

Bus #14 (Lakeshore-Rebecca) runs every 30 minutes from Burloak Drive along Lakeshore, leaving South Oakville Centre 15 and 45 minutes past the hour, then travelling along Rebecca.      

Bus #15 (Bridge) runs hourly.

Bus #4 (Speers-Cornwall) runs every 40 minutes.
 
From the northwest:
Bus #13 (Westoak Trails) runs half hourly to the Oakville GO.  Parade watchers can transfer at the GO station to the free Santa Shuttle to downtown.

Bus #28 (Glen Abbey North) runs hourly to the Oakville GO.  Parade watchers can get off at Speers and Kerr and walk down Kerr, or continue on to the GO station and take the free Santa Shuttle to downtown.
 
From the northeast:
All buses listed run to the Oakville GO. Parade watchers can transfer at the GO station to the free Santa Shuttle to downtown.

Bus #24 (South Common) run half hourly from Dundas Street East and Uptown Core to the Oakville GO. 

Bus #1 (Trafalgar) runs half hourly in the morning and every 20 minutes after 10:30 a.m. from the Uptown Core to the Oakville GO.

Bus #19 (River Oaks) runs hourly in the morning and every 30 minutes after 10:05 a.m.

Buses #20 (Northridge), and #26 (Falgarwood) run hourly to the Oakville GO.
 
From the southeast:
Bus #2 (Lakeshore) runs hourly, travelling south on Ford Drive and then west along Lakeshore.  This bus will be rerouted north on Allan Street and west on Cornwall to avoid the parade route.

Bus #4 (Speers-Cornwall) runs every 40 minutes.

Bus #17 (Kerr) runs hourly and will be rerouted during the parade, travelling up and down Queen Mary Drive and making a loop through the downtown transit hub.  
 
Other bus routes are possible.  For further details, visit www.oakvilletransit.com or call 905-815-2020.

To avoid the parade route and road closures, the following bus routes will be on detour:

Route 2 - via Lakeshore, Dorval, Speers, Cornwall, Reynolds, Church/Randall, Allan and Lakeshore in both directions

Route 14 - to and from the Oakville GO station via Rebecca, Dorval, Speers and Cross.

Route 15 - to and from the Oakville GO station via Mary, Dorval, Speers and Cross.

Route 17 - operates between Oakville GO station and downtown via Kerr, Shepherd, Queen Mary, Bond, Chisholm/Forsythe, Rebecca, Navy and Church

Special thanks to GreenTrans for preparing this information, and Oakville Transit for their assistance. 

GreenTrans is a non-profit organization which advocates environmentally, socially and economically sustainable transportation policies and programs. GreenTrans looks for long term solutions to environmental, social and economic problems generated by current modes of transportation. 

Oakville Transit has been providing bus service to Oakville since 1972. Funding for Oakville Transit is cost shared between the Town of Oakville and revenue from the farebox. 

Temporary Road Closures

Streets affected will include Lakeshore Road, Kerr Street, Stewart Street, Felan Avenue, Rebecca Street and Robinson Street.  Detailed parade related road closures are as as follows:

  • From 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Lakeshore Road from Allan Street to Kerr Street
    • Kerr Street from Lakeshore Road to Stewart Street
    • Stewart Street from Kerr Street to Maurice Drive
    • Felan Avenue from Stewart Street to Rebecca Street
    • Rebecca Street from Dorval Drive to Forsythe Street
    • Robinson Street from Navy Street to Allan Street

Additional road closures on adjacent streets will also take place.

The co-operation of all motorists is requested.  For further details, please contact, Bob DeHoog, Road Corridor/Permit Coordinator at 905 845-6601 ext. 3337.

Vendor Information and Policies

  1. All food vendors intending to operate a refreshment vehicle at the parade must obtain a class “C” Refreshment Vehicle License. The application cost will be $129.00 per event per vehicle and must be registered with the Town prior to November 14, 2014.
  2. All vendors must carry a minimum $2,000,000.00 (two million dollars) insurance against personal and public liability and property damage.
  3. All vendors must have a letter from the Medical Officer of Health stating that the vehicle has been inspected and including the license number and serial number of the vehicle inspected.
  4. All vendors must also purchase a permit to occupy the road allowance. This permit can be obtained by contacting the Road Corridor Permit Coordinator.
  5. Police and By-law officers will be on site at the parade. Any vendor who does not have the appropriate license and/or documentation may be subject to a summons and will be asked to leave the premises.

In addition to the above, by-law (number 2009-072) states the following:

  1. No person shall, unless otherwise authorized by by-law or a permit issued by the Town in accordance with the Use of Municipal Right of Ways and Municipal Parking Lots Policy as may be amended or replaced:

j. display or exhibit merchandize or articles of any nature kind within a municipal right of way;

k. solicit or sell any real or personal property or merchandise with a municipal right of way;

  1. Every person who contravenes any of the provision of this by-law is guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a maximum penalty of $25,000 for a first offence and $50,000 for any subsequent offence.
  2. Where a corporation is convicted of an offence under this by-law, the maximum penalty is $50,000 for a first offence and $100,000 for any subsequent offence.

For further information, please contact:

Bob DeHoog, Road Corridor Permit Coordinator

(905) 845-6601 ext. 3337

bdehoog [at] oakville dot ca

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