• Halton Hills is a community where we enjoy economic prosperity, cultural vibrancy, environmental health and social well-being.
  • In 2060, the urban and rural communities of Halton Hills balance economic prosperity with a deep commitment to the natural environment, while retaining viable local agriculture and small-town feel, and being socially equitable, culturally vibrant and
    strongly connected.
  • Halton Hills integrates sustainability into its day-to-day decision making, plans, and policies through its Integrated Community Sustainability Strategy.
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  • Small town feel with big city amenities, the Halton Hills way of life embraces the spirit of community and offers a wide variety of shopping, dining, cultural and recreational activities.
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Global. Innovative. Distinct. 

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COMMUNITY PROFILE

Discover all that Halton Hills can offer your company in our Community Profile.  Download the PDF below.

荷顿山市是一座国际化的,富于创新的, 具有特色的城市。荷顿山市是一个生活,工作,娱乐和投资的好地方

 

REGIONAL VIDEO

"Where You Do Business in Halton" is our region's newest video about why businesses choose Halton. 

View it on YouTube here.

 

CENSUS PROFILE

Halton Hills' 2016 Census Profile (conducted every five years by Statistics Canada) details insightful stats regarding Population/Dwellings, Household/Family Characteristics, Marital Status, Language, Income, Citizenship, Immigration, Education and Labour Force/Occupation/Place of Work.  Understanding the composition of the local community and business community can help your company make strategic decisions. 

Our Demographic Profile provides a snapshot of key statistics in info-graphic format and can be downloaded from the list of pdf documents below.

View the Halton Hills 2016 Census Profile here.

The "Village of 100" is a simple way to understand all the big data that Census Canada compiles.  View or download the 2016 Halton Hills Village of 100 info graphic here.

 

SECTOR PROFILES

Halton Hills has over 1450 businesses which employ over 21,000 workers.  The largest sectors include Advanced Manufacturing (120 companies), Logistics & Warehousing (40 companies), and Food & Beverage Processing (13 companies).  Both Cleantech and Arts & Culture are burgeoning sectors in Town.  A "Business Snapshot" and Sector Profiles for these five industries are listed at the bottom of this page and can be downloaded.

 

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTS

On March 19, 2018, the Town's Community and Corporate Affairs Committee received the following comprehensive reports.  Click on the links below to view current information on our major portfolios.

Economic Update Report - Q3 2018

Economic Update Report - Q1 2018

State of Culture Report

Tourism Report

 

TOURISM

For complete Tourism/Visitor informationclick here for the Visit Halton Hills website.  Learn about our new (2018/03) strategic approach to the Tourism portfolio here.

Download the Visitor and Tour Map (in 3 parts) below.

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Ratio of housing units Rented versus Owned In 2001, approximately 2500 housing units were rented, and approximately 13750 housing units were owned. In 2006, approximately 2500 housing units were rented, and approximately 16250 housing units were owned. In 2011, approximately 2500 housing units were rented, and approximately 17500 housing units were owned.

Housing Tenure

Ownership Dominates

Town of Halton Hills' population is 61,141 (2016). While the vast majority of Halton Hills' 20,800 households are owned (vs. fewer than 2500 rentals), the Town does offer a variety of housing options, including apartments, townhouses, 2-4+ bedroom detached houses, as well as rural estates. Source: Statistics Canada 2001, 2006, and 2011 Population Censuses

Total land area re-designated from agricultural uses to other land uses In 2010, 0 HA of land was re-designated from agriculture uses to other land uses. In 2011, 0 HA of land was re-designated from agriculture uses to other land uses. In 2012, 48 HA of land was re-designated from agriculture uses to other land uses. In 2013, 30 HA of land was re-designated from agriculture uses to other land uses. In 2014, 0 HA of land was re-designated from agriculture uses to other land uses.

Ave House Price

Average Detached Housing Prices, December 2016 to December 2017

Housing prices fluctuate throughout the year, with spring typically commanding the highest demand and highest prices. January 2018 prices in Halton Hills according to the Toronto Real Estate Board are as follows: Composite-$708,500 Single Detached-$777,300 Single Attached-$548,800 Townhouse-$403,500 Apartment-$468,500 Source: http://trebhome.com/market_news/home_price_index/pdf/TREB_MLS_HPI_Public_Tables_0118.pdf

Total count of active development applications in the Town. In 2013, there were approximately 129 active development applications in the Town. In 2014, there were approximately 136 active development applications in the Town. In 2015, there were approximately 118 active development applications in the Town.

Active Development Applications

Town of Halton Hills Planning and Infrastructure Department

Ratio of residential to non-residential units in the Town In 2014, the ratio of residential to non-residential units in the town was approximately 23:2

Property Assessment

Town of Halton Hills Community and Corporate Services Department

Halton Region has experienced higher market value increases than the province of Ontario as a whole. See further detail here http://www.haltonhills.ca/tax/overviewTaxation.php

2016 Census Information coming soon

2016 Census Information coming soon

Halton Hills is conveniently located in the north western corner of the Greater Toronto Area, which is the fourth largest metropolitan area in North America. Nearby air, rail freight, shipping, highways, and commuter rail provide convenient, modern infrastructure for people and goods movement.

Distance to Major Centres

Halton Hills to: Toronto: 28km (18 miles) Montreal: 570km (354 miles) Detroit, USA: 350km (210 miles) Buffalo, USA: 150km (90 miles) Cleveland, USA: 450km (269 miles) Chicago, USA: 800km (500 miles) A 90-minute flight reaches 145million people in Canada and the U.S.

Listed and Designated Cultural Heritage Properties

Town of Halton Hills Heritage Register

Learn more about our properities with cultural heritage value on our Heritage Register Visit http://www.haltonhills.ca/heritage/index.php

Donations to United Way

United Way, Halton Hills

The staff at Town of Halton Hills contributes generously year after year to United Way, a national charitable organization which invests in improving lives in its community. Visit United Way Halton-Hamilton: http://www.uwhh.ca/

Farm Count

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Gross Farm Receipts

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Gross Farm Area

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Total count and value of renewable energy projects in the Town, for which permits were issued.

Renewable Energy Projects

Green Tech is Priority

Sustainability is a priority for Halton Hills. Sustainable energy supply is a key part of that goal, and our renewable energy projects are growing. Source: Town of Halton Hills Planning and Infrastructure Department

Green Jobs and Businesses

Green Tech is Priority

Sustainability is a priority for Halton Hills. Sustainable industries and jobs are a key part of that goal, and our green jobs and businesses are growing. Source: Region of Halton, Legislative and Planning Services Department

Green Jobs

Green Tech Companies Invited

More green businesses mean a growing proportion of green jobs. Source: Region of Halton, Legislative and Planning Services Department

Water Consumption

Water consumption remains steady despite a growing population. Source: Region of Halton Public Works Department

Consumption of Electricity and Natural Gas

Electricity consumption has declined slightly over the last few years despite a growing population. Source: Town of Halton Hills Planning and Infrastructure Department

Jobs and Businesses

The number of businesses and resulting jobs in Halton Hills: 2014: Over 1200 firms employing 20,000 workers; 2013: over 1100 firms employing 19,000 workers; 2012: over 900 firms employing over 15,000 workers. Source: Region of Halton, Legislative and Planning Services Department

Employment and Unemployment

Statistics Canada 2001, 2006 and 2011 Population Censuses

Top Private Employers

Top Employers

Top Employers by #Employees

The Top Eight (private sector) Employers in Halton Hills by number of Employees include: Mold Masters-648 (Manufacturing); CPI-484 (Mfrg); Wolseley-393 (Mfrg); BFC Canada-345 (Food Processing); CIP Group-337 (Construction); Saputo/Neilson-304 (Food); Cooper Standard Auto-270 (Mfrg); Werner Enterprises-259 (Logistics).

Top Employment Sectors

Halton Hills' top employment sectors are: 2014 & 2013: 1. Retail 2. Manufacturing 3. Accommodation and Food Services 4. Healthcare and Social Assistance 5. Educational Services. 2012: 1. Manufacturing 2. Retail 3. Other Services 4. Accommodation and Food Services 5. Educational Services. 2011: Top 4 same as 2012; 5. Healthcare and Social Assistance. Source: Region of Halton, Legislative and Planning Services Department

Household Income

Median Household Income

High with Steady Growth

Median Household Income has been growing steadily and is $94,190, higher than both provincial and federal levels. (2001: $74,921 2006: $85,520 2011: $94,190) Source: Statistics Canada 2001, 2006 and 2011 Population Censuses

Employment Density

Employment density in Halton Hills increased from approximately 0.44 people per hectare to 0.71 people per hectare from 2010 to 2014, a positive indicator of employment growth. Source: Region of Halton, Legislative and Planning Services Department

Mobility

Employment Location

Working from Home

7.7% of Halton Hills' residents work from home (2001: 7.8% 2006: 7.6% 2011: 7.7%) Source: Statistics Canada 2001, 2006 and 2011 Population Censuses

Mobility

Transport Method to Place of Work

Commuting Methods

86% of Halton Hills' residents travel by vehicle - alone - to get to work. Only 9% carpool or use public transit. 5% use Active Transportation. Recent implementation of bicycle lanes creates safe communities, promotes healthy active living, and allows for alternate modes of transportation. Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Population Census

Low Income

Personal Prosperity

Residents Below After-Tax Low Income Measure

5.7% of Halton Hills' residents fall below the After-Tax Low Income level. The Town's Municipal Assistance Program has granted nearly $344,000 (2013-2015) to support 132 community initiatives. Source: Region of Halton Health Department

Housing affordability

Affordability

Household Spending >30%

19.2% of Households in Halton Hills spend >30% of their Income on Shelter Costs. Town of Halton Hills aims to provide a variety of housing options, including affordable housing. Source: Region of Halton Health Department

When you invest in the Town of Halton Hills, you are investing in a strong local and regional economy.

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Halton Region is the western portion of the Greater Toronto Region.  Halton Hills is the northern municipality within Halton Region.

  • Toronto Region has over 6.2 million people and a labour force of over 4.7 million. 
  • Toronto Region is the second largest financial sector in North America, and the third largest tech sector. 
  • With five (5) world-renowned universities and six (6) internationally-recognized colleges, you can depend on a highly educated and skilled workforce in Toronto Region.
  • Discover more about the Toronto Region and you'll know why 40% of Canada's business headquarters choose our Region.
  • Explore the 2017 Halton Region Economic Review - an overview of highlights in business and economy in Halton.

 

Year after year, independent rankings from fDi Intelligence, Money Sense magazine, ProfitGuide and Profit 500 clearly showcase that each of Halton's four communities - Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills - are among the best places to live and do business in all of Canada.  Learn more

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Halton Hills has over 1,400 companies; 13% are goods-producing and 87% are service-producing.

  • Companies employ 20,700 employees, resulting in a 3-year low unemployment rate of 4.2% (Q3 2017). 
  • More than one-third of businesses in this Region have investment/expansion plans within the next year. (Source: Halton Region Business Conditions Survey (2016) 
  • Seventy percent (70%) of Halton Region businesses plan to make an investment in productivity, particularly in skills training. 
  • Ninety percent (90%) of Halton Region businesses expect stable or improving economic conditions and stable or improving profits. 
  • Finally, and perhaps most importantly, 42% of Halton Region companies in the survey reported increased profits in 2016 over 2015.

Further detail associated with the Business Conditions Survey can be found in the downloadable PDF below and at the Halton Region Data Centre .

  

Halton Hills Economic Development Office provides high quality support to the business community. With a strategic approach through a focus on seven goals and 55 strategies, the Town works to foster a prosperous and sustainable economy to enhance an already very high quality of life.  Join us! Contact us for detailed information on why your company will be prosperous in Halton Hills.

The District of Wenjiang, population 600,000, is a suburb of Chengdu, one of the fastest-growing cities in China, in the Sichuan province located near the western border.  By signing a sister-city agreement with Wenjiang in 2016, Town of Halton Hills is thinking and acting beyond our boundaries to benefit both communities and both countries. The Wenjiang Action Plan contains 22 key actions covering five areas of mutual interest: 

1. Economic Development and Foreign Direct Investment

2. Tourism

3. Culture & Arts

4. Sustainability and Renewable Energy and 

5. Education.

Building a strong relationship with Wenjiang will lead to future bilateral economic opportunities for both Halton Hills and Wenjiang.

During the week of October 23-28, 2017, Halton Hills conducted its inaugural Wenjiang Festival, a week-long festival of cultural events including visual arts, performing arts, dance classes, cooking classes and more.  See some of the highlights in photos here.  On November 17, Halton Hills in partnership with Halton Region and Town of Oakville, hosted a sold-out "Learn to do Business in China" business development event.  These elements of the Action Plan are tangible examples of how the Town takes a global and strategic approach to economic development and sustainability (thinking globally), while taking meaningful local action (acting locally) to contribute to a better quality of life.

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