Halton Hills is located within the larger Halton Region – a Region that is home to over 1,000 manufacturing firms and 250 engineering and automation firms that support Ontario’s growing advanced manufacturing cluster.
Halton Hills enjoys a diverse and concentrated manufacturing base that includes leading technology companies, a highly skilled workforce, and over 20 world-class research and educational facilities within an hour drive.
From fabricated metals to sophisticated machinery and equipment, to food and beverage, to plastics and automotive, Halton Hills continues to attract leading manufacturing companies who are poised to take advantage of the Town’s strong strategic position and easy access to the United States market.
Halton Hills is located on the west-side of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is closely integrated with the GTA market and labour pool. The Town is also situated directly along Canada’s Innovation Corridor that runs from Toronto to Kitchener-Waterloo, and within Ontario’s Automotive Corridor running from Oshawa to Windsor. Halton Hills is approximately 40 minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, offering daily flights to major U.S. destinations. Local firms also benefit from proximity to the ports of both Toronto and Hamilton for water access.
Given the Town’s strategic location within the centre of overlapping Advanced Manufacturing segments, over 100 firms already take advantage of Halton Hills’ central location, with the local manufacturing sector representing the Town’s second largest industry by employment.
Halton Hills is the perfect backdrop for international firms seeking access to major markets, a stable and competitive business environment, and unsurpassed quality of life. Given the Town’s size, Economic Development staff regularly interface with employers while providing a high level of customer service. Staff take pride in maintaining strong relationships and take aftercare very seriously. Halton Hills’ investment value proposition appeals most to international firms that understand the inherent benefits of locating within a similar-sized community.
With a unique mix of both urban and rural features, Halton Hills maintains a “small-town feel” despite its central location and proximity to Toronto. The
Town strikes the perfect balance between urban and rural living – and is known for a superior quality of life that attracts employers, families and a highly skilled workforce. Furthermore, Halton Region has consistently been rated as the safest community in Canada for 10 years.
Halton Hills’ Premier Gateway Industrial Area is located along Ontario’s major provincial highway network and will account for over 90 percent of the Town’s forecasted employment growth for the next 20 years. There will be over 15 million square feet of developable, designated employment lands coming online in the Premier Gateway over the next five years – a rare opportunity in the GTA.
In order to realize key strategic investments and ensure smooth communications through a single point of contact, Halton Hills launched their Business Concierge program in 2021. The Business Concierge program operates with a “can-do” approach and provides customized white-glove service to help fast- track approvals of development projects and streamline the processing of major investment opportunities.
The lifestyle, pace and diversity of Halton Hills never fail to impress first-time visitors. With three Conservation Areas, over 30 parks, an exceptional network of trails for hiking and cycling, and a rich arts and culture sector, Halton Hills is one of the best places to invest, and live, in Canada.
“From the moment we contacted the Town, Halton Hills staff were engaged, enthusiastic and genuinely interested in helping us succeed with our property procurement. From the Business Concierge as well as all Town staff involved, your assistance has been paramount in overcoming some of the significant hurdles we faced obtaining a suitable site for our future expansion. Staff were able to assist in coordination with external agencies and in obtaining information that was required to move forward with the purchase; all this during an extremely tight due diligence timeline.” – Conestoga Cold Storage
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