The Region of Halton is located in Southern Ontario in the southwest area of the Greater Toronto Area. It includes the urban cities of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and the rural city of Halton Hills. While Halton has one of the highest residential growth rates in the country, agriculture and protected lands along the Niagara Escarpment are still the predominant land uses in the Region.
The Town of Oakville is a residential lakeside community bordered by Lake Ontario, Burlington, Milton and Mississauga. The current population is just under 200,000. It is conveniently located to major destinations with just a 30-minute drive to downtown Toronto and an hour drive to Niagara Falls and the U.S. Border.
Burlington forms the west end of the Greater Toronto Area and sits on the Shores of Lake Ontario, between Oakville and Niagara. It has a growing population of over 176,000 and is a mix between robust urban centres and rural residential. It offers an expansive shoreline walking path with an observatory, water jet play, restaurants, and hosts one of Canada’s largest summer festivals.
Milton is one of the fastest residential communities in Canada. It is currently just over 100,000 but is expected to double over the next 15 years. Milton is located in the North part of Halton West of Toronto and is on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail. It is home to largely young families, with a lot of activities for all ages. It remains a great place to raise a family.
Halton Hills is a rural town located in the North West area of the Greater Toronto area. It is bordered by the gorgeous landscape of the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail. It is made up of historic hamlets and clusters but its two major centres include Georgetown and Acton. It’s a great destination for those that want a country feel with just a short commute to major centres.