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Oakville,town (1991 pop. 114,670), Ont., Canada, on Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Hamilton. A major component of the local economy is the Ford Motor Co plant, one of the largest auto plants in Canada. Originally inhabited by the Mississauga, it became a shipbuilding center in the 19th cent. because of its good harbor.
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a city in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on Lake Ontario southwest of Toronto: motor-vehicle industry. Pop.: 144 738 (2001)
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