The closest concentration of Aboriginal people who had lived in the Oakville area was at Bronte Creek. This is based upon the Oakville Information Station map, which showed a cluster of ancient aboriginal sites along a bend in the southern part of Twelve Mile Creek.
I drove along the road next to the creek and saw a lookout spot and pulled over to check it out. Using the creek bend I saw on the information station map as a guide, I thought this spot overlooked the ancient village sites.
As I stood there looking down at the creek, I thought about all the construction going on in this area, the expensive new homes and communities popping up, and changing once again, the face of the landscape. I also imagined what the area looked like, hundreds or thousands of years ago, when ancient Iroquoians began arriving in the same area and building their homes.