Global. Innovative. Distinct. The Town of Halton Hills is ideally positioned as the gateway to North American markets. Appreciate premier stature in access, location and lifestyle. Halton Hills is the place to locate and grow your business.
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
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Come for the Business Opportunity. Stay for the Quality of Life.
We look forward to welcoming you to Halton Hills.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Quality of Life is the #1 reason business and individuals choose Halton Hills. Learn more about the wonderful lifestyle in our Town. Year after year, independent rankings from fDi Intelligence, Money Sense magazine, ProfitGuide.com and Profit 500 clearly showcase Halton Hills is among the best communities in Canada to live and do business because of its high quality of life. Read about these awards here. The Town's strategy is focused on quality of life through four pillars: economic prosperity, environmental health, cultural vibrancy and social well-being.
Although Halton Hills is a town, not a large city, the labour pool is robust. Halton Hills is not only part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), North America's fourth largest metropolitan area, it's conveniently located on the west side of the GTA, an easy commute from other major urban areas in southwest Ontario. There are almost half a million workers within a 45 minute drive of downtown Georgetown! See the pdf document below for statistics regarding available labour within 30 and 45 minute commutes of each of our two urban areas, Acton and Georgetown.
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Read more in our 2015 State of Sustainability Profile
Government of Canada is responsible for immigration, and has programs which expedite the immigration process for businesses and their employees.
1. Start-up Visa Program targets immigrant entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to build businesses in Canada that:
- are innovative
- can create jobs for Canadians
- can compete on a global scale
2. Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Learn more about the Ontario PNP on the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website.
3. Please note that the Investor stream of immigration is at capacity and currently closed.
Visit our Property Finder page for GIS mapping tools including an 'economic layer' which has been populated with data from the annual Halton Region Employment Survey.
THREE KEY AREAS FOR YOUR NEXT BUSINESS LOCATION
HALTON HILLS PREMIER GATEWAY - PRESTIGE INDUSTRIAL
Access business opportunities on the southern border of Halton Hills where Hwy 401 and Hwy 407 meet. This is a strategic location at the intersection of one of Ontario's busiest arteries, providing easy access to Toronto GTA, Southern Ontario and major North American markets. Located along the northern edge of highway 401, this prime business location is serviced and zoned for a variety of uses:
- Business and professional offices
- Computer, electronic and data processing facilities
- Manufacturing and warehousing (no outside storage)
- Restaurants, banquet halls and convention centres
Full support services:
- Fibre optic, natural gas, electrical, telecommunications, internet
- Water and waste water
- Transportation routes being upgraded
- Note that as a Prestige Industrial area, zoning does not permit outside storage
Premier Gateway is an emerging employment area and the Town's largest in terms of land area. Already, it accommodates approximately 2400 jobs and 150 businesses, with a large concentration in retail trade (Toronto Premium Outlets mall.) Halton Hills has a dedicated development team to assist in site plan, storm water management, building permit processing and inspections. Urban Design Guidelines, Official Plan Amendments and more can be viewed here.
See Further information in our brochures (PDFs below):
- Premier Gateway Development Brochure
- Premier Gateway Lifestyle Brochure
- Premier Gateway Corporate Brochure
ACTON INDUSTRIAL AREA
The (original) Acton Industrial Park is home to a number of diversified businesses; a variety of sites ranging from one to 50 acres are available. Acton is at the junction of Provincial Highway Number 7 and Regional Road #25, and the industrial area offers rail access via a rail spur. The Acton Industrial Area accommodates over 800 jobs and almost 75 businesses and has a high concentration of small to mid-sized firms. Manufacturing is a dominant use, accounting for 53% of the employment. The Acton Industrial Area has some vacant employment lands available for development, and land values may be less than other parts of the GTA and development costs are competitive. If you are looking for commercial/industrial opportunities to locate or grow your business, Contact Us.
Halton Hills' newest industrial park, "Halton Hills Industrial Park" by Futura Properties Ltd. is a 55 acre fully-serviced site, located at 340 Main St. North, just 1 minute north of Hwy 7 and 15 minutes north of Hwy 401. Phase 1 development is complete with a 150,000 sq.ft. building with rail access, occupied by CanWel Building Materials. Phase 2 options include shovel-ready land from 2 to 25 acres. See PDF Brochure at the bottom of this page for further information.
GEORGETOWN INDUSTRIAL AREA
The Georgetown Industrial Park is centrally located along Guelph Street (Hwy #7) and is designated as a General Employment Area. This is a mature area so limited sites are available for building. The Georgetown Industrial Park is home to manufacturing, distribution and service companies. The park accommodates 4,610 jobs and 186 businesses and has the largest share of manufacturing employment among the business parks in Halton Hills, accounting for 84% of the Town’s manufacturing employment base and 72% of the total employment base within the Georgetown Industrial Area. If you are looking for commercial/industrial opportunities to locate or grow your business, Contact Us.
KEY AREAS FOR YOUR NEXT COMMERCIAL LOCATION
Acton is the second most concentrated area of population, employment and development within Halton Hills. A quaint downtown offers shopping, dining and service amenities as well as festivals. Learn more about the Downtown Acton Business Improvement Area. If you are looking for retail/commercial opportunities to locate or grow your business in downtown Acton, Contact Us.
Georgetown is the most concentrated area of population, employment and development within Halton Hills. A lovely downtown offers a variety of shopping, dining and service amenities as well as festivals and events such as the Farmers' Market. Learn more about the Downtown Georgetown Business Improvement Area. If you are looking for retail/commercial opportunities to locate or grow your business in downtown Georgetown, Contact Us.