Bronte Village

Officially founded in 1834, the Village of Bronte was named as a tribute to British Naval Hero, Admiral Nelson, who was granted the “Duchy of Bronte” in Sicily for his naval victories.  Some of Bronte’s original settlers were United Empire Loyalists. Many of the streets were named for these founding fathers such as Sovereign, Hixon, Nelson and Belyea. These names can still be found in families that still reside in the village.

Bronte’s first harbour was completed 22 years after the village was founded. For years it was a commercial shipping center for grain and timber but with the coming of the railway, the villagers turned to commercial fishing and, in the late 18th century, Bronte became a fishing port.

From its small beginnings and the changes that have passed through the village, it is a pleasant mix of old and new and is now a very fashionable place to live. In 1954 Bronte became part of Oakville.

Come and discover Bronte for yourself. You’ll want to return again and again!

Visit The Bronte BIA’s Website for local events by clicking on the logo below

Bronte Village Website