You already know that the right location will give your business a competitive advantage. Locate in Halton Hills for ready access to your suppliers and markets.
Halton Hills is among the best places in Canada to do business. Whether you are launching, expanding or relocating, Halton Hills offers a business environment which will support your success.Learn More
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP)
Halton Hills offers loans and investment matching through its Community Improvement Program (CIP) for business improvements such as façade design, building improvement, revitalization/redevelopment, feasibility studies, retail commercial conversion, environmental site assessment, brownfields, and landscape improvement. These financial incentives aim to revitalize, redevelop, and renew business neighbourhoods.
Since the program began in 2015, over $212,000 has been granted through the Program and has generated almost $700,000 in total investment into our community. In 2017 and 2018, a total of 18 Agreements were signed; 12 were completed with 6 continuing into 2019. In 2018, the most successful year to date, the program was fully subscribed by mid-spring. There is no application deadline, however grants can only be issued when there is funding available. For 2019, the program is funded in part by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAF). The Town greatly appreciates the partnership of OMAF and is excited to have this one-time, larger pool of funds to grant through the CIP program. Contact Us to learn more about eligibility and the application process, and to discuss your project idea.
Downtown Georgetown - before & after CIP Façade Improvement
Downtown Acton - before & after CIP Façade Improvement
Manufacturing Expansion Fund
The Economic Development Manufacturing Expansion Fund (MEF) was established to assist established businesses located in Halton Hills to grow, by covering the cost of certain Town fees, when they expand their facilities, including Site Plan, Site Alteration, Minor Variance, Cash in Lieu of Parkland, and fees related to obtaining Conditional Building Permits. Criteria to qualify include: manufacturing use; minimum 5 years on the Halton Hills site, minimum 50 employees; minimum 5000 square foot expansion, and others. Read the Report.
Physician Recruitment Fund
The Physician Recruitment Fund provides a $5,000.00 grant and a $10,000.00 interest free loan repayable over five years, the funds can be used for the purchase of equipment or to set up an office. The doctor agrees to maintain an active family practice for a minimum of five years. The Town of Halton Hills works closely with the Region of Halton to attract and retain family physicians to the community.
For more information about the Town of Halton Hills' Incentive Programs, please Contact us .
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.