Oakville port (Port Code:CAOAK) is located on Lake Ontario, approx midway between Toronto and Hamilton. Petro-Canada ceased operations at their Oakville refinery in 2005, however the facility is still used as a storage terminal. Asphalt is delivered to a plant operated by Dufferin Construction.
In 1827 Oakville was founded by Colonel William Chisholm. Main exports included pine timbers and oak staves. As business prospered, so did other industries including wheat dealers and storage granaries. In the mid-1800s, Oakville was hit by a recession, affecting the price of wheat and Oakville's foundry and harbour business. After a recession and the building of the railroad, the harbour business weakened and Oakville became a holiday destination for many. It became fashionable to summer in Oakville.