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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
Heritage Walk: Oakville's Orange Crosswalk
In-personIndigenous Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement Storytelling Tour Truth and Reconciliation
Date and time
Intersection of Thomas and Church streets
Directions: Meet at the crosswalk at the intersection of Thomas and Church streets.
Offered in English.
Participate in a walk that begins at the first orange crosswalk in Oakville at the intersection of Thomas and Church streets. The crosswalk has been painted orange in honour of children of the residential school system. In the coming months, the intersection will also feature a utility cabinet covered in a Moccasin Identifier Project design of four moccasins representative of the four linguistic groups in Ontario and a permanent interpretive sign. The sign will provide the public with not only the opportunity to reflect on generational impact, trauma and oppression endured by Indigenous peoples in Canada as a result of the residential school system, but learn more about the treaty lands that Oakville exists on and Indigenous culture.
The Town of Oakville is offering a number of ways to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in the community. Over the next few weeks, residents are invited to participate in activities to learn more about the rich and diverse culture of Indigenous people and reflect on the generational impact, trauma and oppression endured by Indigenous peoples in Canada as a result of the residential school system.
Oakville Museum - Town of Oakville
The Town of Oakville is located on Treaty 14 and 22 lands, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Since the 1800s, it has become one of the most coveted areas to live and work in Ontario with 225,000 residents calling Oakville home. The town offers all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre with first-rate facilities and amenities, while also maintaining its small-town feel.
Town Of Oakville
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The Oakville Museum offers guided tours of the historic Erchless Estate, changing exhibitions, special events and programs that tell the fascinating stories of our town. You can also visit our satellite exhibition gallery at Queen Elizabet...