• Through partnerships and leadership we are committed to building a community with the highest possible quality of life.
  • Our mission is to provide high-quality support to the business community to foster a prosperous and sustainable economy that enhances quality of life.

Why Halton Hills

Global. Innovative. Distinct. 

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The Community of Halton Hills is located in Ontario, Canada’s largest province with a population of just over 14.4 million. Canada has been named as one the best countries in the world to headquarter a business and it has been ranked:

  • 2nd Best Place in the World to Start a Business, Source: The World Bank 2017
  • 3rd in the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index, Source: Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute
  • 2nd Best Place to Locate a Global HQ, Source: US News and World Report 2018

Halton Hills is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) known for its thriving business climate and lucrative markets that rival the world’s strongest economic regions.

The community can leverage factors such as a highly educated labour force, competitive tax rates, attractive R&D tax credits, favourable health care costs, convenient market access and a superior quality of life to help contribute to the success of any new investment.

Top Reasons to Expect Success by Locating in Halton Hills

 

Halton Hills is one of the best placed in Canada to start and grow your business.  An ideal geographical location, competitive costs, and an enviable lifestyle are just a few of the reasons why you will succeed in your business when located in Halton Hills.

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Lifestyle

Halton Hills/Halton Region is one of the top places in Canada (Money Sense magazine) to enjoy life! Parks, trails, and Greenbelt preserved lands; excellent schools, community facilities and health services; restaurants and shopping (Toronto Premium Outlets) all bundled in one of the safest communities in Canada. Cultural vibrancy is linked to loyal, productive employees.

Cultural Vibrancy

Halton Hills has a thriving arts, culture and heritage scene. Increasingly, businesses are making locational and investment decisions based on quality of life factors, rather than simply on proximity to markets, space availability, space costs and proximity to suppliers. With an award-wining Cultural Master Plan in place, the Town with community partners, is actively implementing actions that are raising quality of life and leveraging the economic benefits of a vibrant cultural scene.

Location

Easy access to Toronto, Canada’s capital for innovation, business and commerce, culture, sport, education and the arts. Just a one hour drive to downtown Toronto, with a GO Transit commuter train during am/pm rush.  Just 30 minutes to Pearson Airport, Canada's second largest employment zone. (Downtown Toronto being the first.)  Centrally located in Ontario's Innovation Corridor (Toronto to Waterloo.)

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Global Reach

Halton Hills is ideally located in the Greater Toronto Region to make doing business easy.  Air, Rail and Highway infrastructure ensure easy connection to markets and services across North America and around the world. Halton Hills is just 30 minutes west of Canada’s largest airport, Toronto Pearson International; and just 40 minutes from Hamilton's Munro airport, Canada's number one airport for freight/cargo. Halton Hills southern border lies on provincial highways 401 and 407, ensuring quick and easy accessibility to both Toronto and the U.S. border. Multiple freight rail lines ensure reliable freight and passenger service.

Competitive Costs

Halton Hills offers competitive costs of doing business, including lower development charges and commercial/industrial rental rates than most Toronto Region municipalities. And being located in Ontario, Canada, which offers the lowest corporate tax rates among the G7 nations.

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Educated Workforce

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Highly educated, professional workforce. More than 70 per cent of the population (ages 25 to 65) has a post-secondary education. One of the most educated communities in Canada and the world. Labour pool of over 3.5 million within a one-hour drive (Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas)

Growing Sectors

Industry clusters are taking shape in Halton Hills. Key sectors include Clean-Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Food, and Tourism/Cultural industries . Halton Hills is home to many industry leaders including Bradford-White, CPI, Hayward Gordon, Kraft-Heinz Canada, Saputo, Sheridan Nurseries, Superior Glove, Unilock and more.

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Premier Gateway and Two Downtowns

Premier Gateway is Halton Hills' new industrial park, with modern buildings adjacent to major provincial highways (401 & 407).  Premier Gateway is a modern complement to Halton Hills' two other industrials areas in the townships of Georgetown and Acton.  Additionally, Halton Hills enjoys two urban areas, Downtown Georgetown and Downtown Acton, both with charming streetscaping, active BIAs, and available retail/commercial space.

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Patriotism

Halton Hills is Canada's Most Patriotic Town!  Learn about the 2017 Most Patriotic Town Challenge and the salute from the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds precision flying team.

 

Prime Location

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.

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Population Growth

With a population of over 61,160, Halton Hills has seen a 3.6% increase in its population since 2011. The population is forecasted to grow to 95,300 by 2031 and to 120,400 by 2041.

Young Families

With an Average age of 39.3 years, Halton Hills has the 2nd lowest average age in Halton Region. 57% of the population is married and there is an avegare of 3.1 people per household.

Education

60% of the workforce have post secondary education.

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Average Housing Price

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, Halton Hills had a very strong start to 2020. Average price for a detached home is $898,540, townhouse is $630,333, and condo is $383,000.

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