October 9, 2020

Note: Each business listed below has made changes and are taking precautions to ensure customer and employee safety during this time. Please contact the businesses directly to confirm up-to-date products, offers, hours and safety procedures.  

Indulge in a little history this month at our Best Cultural Experience Talk of the Town Award-winner, the Oakville Museum

The Oakville Museum resides in the restored Erchless Estate, the former home to Oakville’s founder Colonel William Chisholm. This historic home usually hosts touring exhibits throughout each year, as well as two permanent exhibits about Oakville’s Black History. 

Though select exhibits are currently closed, you can still book a 45-minute guided tour of the estate, including information about Oakville’s founding family as well as time spent in the exhibit, Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History.

Celebrate Culture Days at the Oakville Museum with a self-guided walking tour of the outdoor grounds and garden, or one of their free guided tours available every Sunday in the month of October!

See your favourite plays, musicals and famous faces at Best Cultural Experience runner-up, The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts!

Though operations at this performing arts centre have currently halted, its stages have been known to host great Canadian and international artists such as Steve Hackett, The Barenaked Ladies, Margaret Atwood and Serena Ryder. It’s a can’t-miss feature of any Oakville visit. 

Looking for a little art? Set your eyes on the works of established and emerging artists at Best Cultural Experience second runner-up, The Oakville Galleries!

The Oakville Galleries hosts travelling exhibits through both of their locations at Centennial Square and Gairloch Gardens. Book a time slot now and come see their latest installation, Show Up, by renowned Canadian contemporary painter, Elizabeth McIntosh. Don’t forget to spend some time among the gorgeous flowers at Gairloch Gardens during your visit. 

Thank you so much to everyone who voted! We will be announcing our next category on October 19, 2020 over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

2020 Talk of the Town Awards: Best Cultural Experience

  1. The Oakville Museum
  2. The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  3. The Oakville Galleries
  4. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
  5. Golf Canada Hall of Fame and Museum

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