Halton Hills Neighbourhoods

Halton Hills is a town in the Regional Municipality of Halton, located in the northwestern end of the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada with a population of 61,161. There are many natural features within these bounds; they include the Niagara Escarpment, and the Bruce Trail. Wikipedia

The Town of Halton Hills is located 40 kilometres west of Toronto, set amidst the picturesque rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment. Halton Hills however includes two large urban centres in Georgetown and Acton. This municipality is also blessed with large tracts of farmland, as well as conservation lands that provide numerous recreational opportunities for its residents. Halton Hills has recently won national acclaim as one of the top small cities in Canada.

Halton Hill’s largest employer’s include: Cooper Standard, Louisiana Pacific, Mould Masters, Neilson Dairy and Sheridan Nurseries. Sheridan Nurseries is one of the largest garden centre retailers in Canada. Sheridan Nurseries head office located in Georgetown, and their two Georgetown farms, plus their farm in Norval, together comprise an area of approximately 765 hectares.

The Town of Halton Hills is committed to being a leader in sustainability. Some examples include: the Acton Branch Library and the Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, which are both LEED certified incorporating many sustainable technolgies. The Georgetwon Hospital is another proud pillar of this community.  

Halton Hills is the home of Andrews’ Scenic Acres where families can pick their own fruits and vegetables and enjoy various events throughout the year. The adjoining Scotch Block Winery features award winning fruit wines. The newest attraction in Halton Hills is Toronto Premium Outlets which features 85 brand name stores.

Acton has a phenomenal amount of iconic landmarks including an old fashioned Main Street, a historic Town Hall, its very own Fairy Lake in the centre of town and the railway lines that criss-cross the town with the unmistakeable whistle of an approaching train heard from far and wide. True to its pioneer routes Acton even has a working mill that incredibly  has been in continuous operation since the early 1800s. .The P&H Milling Group manufactures flour that is shipped to bakeries and food services companies across Ontario. Another Acton landmark, The Olde Hide House, was formerly part of a tannery and is now  the largest and most popular leather store in Canada and a popular tourist destination.  Everything new is old again in “Leathertown”.

Limehouse is a small rural hamlet located in a bucolic valley setting surrounded by farmland. This hamlet is centred at Fifth Line and 22 Side Road. Limehouse is a welcoming and enchanting community. Limehouse landmarks include the Limehouse public school, a historic memorial hall, and the Limestone conservation area where you can explore the historic ruins of the Limestone Kilns. While there are no shopping outlets in Limehouse; the Town of Acton is just a few minutes north of here and Georgetown is a few minutes south.

Glen Williams is situated in Escarpment Country in a valley setting on the banks of the Credit River. This community is part of the Greenbelt Route and is surrounded by farmland. Sheridan Nurseries operates a 900 acre container farm in Glen Williams that produces more than 800 nursery stock varieties. The Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre located on Main Street is a cherished Halton Hills destination. This historic mill complex houses art studios and galleries. The exhibiting artists are quite often on hand to provide insights on their work. There are also quaint restaurants along Main Street where you can enjoy a meal in a heritage building. Glen Williams residential community hubs include Glen Williams Park, Glen Williams Public School and the historic Glen Williams Town Hall.

Georgetown is the largest community within the township of Halton Hills. It has its own hospital and Go Train station. Georgetown is best known for its beautiful downtown which features one of the prettiest main streets in the Greater Toronto Area. The downtown is also where you will find the Halton Hills Cultural Centre and the downtown Georgetown Farmers Market. Fairgrounds Park and Cedarvale Park are popular neighbourhood hubs that offer plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Georgetown is situated in the picturesque Escarpment Country surrounded by nature with lots of hills, valleys and creeks that contain wild trout and salmon. 

Stewattown is often overshadowed by the much larger and better known communities of Georgetown to the east and Acton to the north. However; Stewarttown has alot going for it including beautiful homes, nice parks, a Middle School, and a pretty country setting in the Credit River Valley. The newer section of Stewarttown, east of Trafalgar Road and north of 15th Sideroad, is where you will find most of the homes. Stewarttown is surrounded by farmland and nature with Black Creek just to the south containing wild trout and salmon. The railway passes through on the west and north periphery of the neighbourhood.

Norval is a small rural hamlet located in the southeast section of Halton Hills. This community its set in the beautiful Credit River Valley surrounded by nature. Silver Creek a tributary of the Credit River is situated on the west border that separates Norval from neighbouring Georgetown. The Terra Cotta Conservation area is situated just to the north of Norval and Sheridan Nurseries Norval farm is just to the south. Norval is best known as the former home of Canadian legend and author Lucy Maud Montgomery who had a great love for Norval and its bucolic setting. The Norval Community Association maintains Lucy Maud Montgomery Childrens Garden of the Senses located in the middle of this hamlet off Guelph Street. Soon visitors to Norval will be able to visit the L.M. Montgomery Museum & Literary Centre which will be housed in the restored church manse that was the former home of Montgomery.

Rural Halton Hills is brimming with farms that produce an abundance of fruits and vegetables and even maple syrup and wine. These farms are interconnected with the Greater Halton Hill community by Simply Local a town of Halton Hills initiative that encourages residents to buy local produce by attending farm to table markets like the Georgetown Farmers Market. Some of these farms invite the public to get out and exercise and pick their own produce. In addition to agricultural farms Rural Halton Hills also boasts horticultural farms, equine farms and livestock farms.

Rural Halton Hills is situated in Escarpment Country and is known for its vast conservation areas which feature numerous opportunities to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Hiking and cycling are especially popular recreational activities in the Halton Hills countryside. Cyclists in particular enjoy travelling the Greenbelt Route, a mostly on-road trail through rural Halton Hills.  Passing through the rural routes of the town you will see historical roadside markers for once thriving Halton Hills hamlets including: Ashgrove, Ballinafad, Bannockburn, Henderson’s Corners, Hornby, Speyside, Silver Creek and Whaley’s Corners.