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
Discover all that Halton Hills can offer your company in our Community Profile. Download the PDF below.
"Where You Do Business in Halton" is our region's newest video about why businesses choose Halton.
View it on YouTube here.
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.
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.
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 - Q4 2018
Economic Update Report - Q3 2018
Economic Update Report - Q1 2018
Download the Visitor and Tour Map (in 3 parts) below.
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
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
Active Development Applications
Town of Halton Hills Planning and Infrastructure Department
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
State of Culture
State of Culture is Strong in Halton Hills
A wide range of initiatives, Town-led, Library-led and community-led, continue to make a measurable contribution to raising quality of life in Halton Hills. In turn, quality of life improvements are expected to contribute to the economic prosperity of Halton Hills. Learn more at haltonhills.ca/culture . Here you will find a wealth of arts and cultural information, including the 2018 State of Culture Report.
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Gross Farm Receipts
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Gross Farm Area
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
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 Tech Companies Invited
More green businesses mean a growing proportion of green jobs. Source: Region of Halton, Legislative and Planning Services Department
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 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
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 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
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
Transport Method to Place of Work
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
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
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.
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
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
3. Culture & Arts
4. Sustainability and Renewable Energy and
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.