Georgetown named after George Kennedy is located in the town of Halton Hills which a part of the regional municipality of Halton and is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area. Georgetown is a commuter town that is minutes from the 401 and has GO transportation. With a population of approximately 50,000 people Georgetown may be a small community but it is rich with culture.
On a Friday evening head out to one of the independent restaurants where you can get great food and listen to live entertainment or head over to the John Elliot Theater to watch a live performance.
There is plenty to do in town with the family like skating at Mold Masters Arena, swimming at the Gellart Centre, visiting the recently renovated Halton Hills Library, a trip to the Early Years Centre, Parks, Splash Pads, drop in activities all around town.
This little town has many great restaurants, shops and events happening all the time. It is only minutes from the Toronto Premium Outlets if your looking for a different shopping experience.
Come check out this jewel just 60 kms west of Toronto!
Norval is a small hamlet along the Credit River. At one time Norval was a thriving village with mills, hotels and several stores, later it became famous for Lucy Maud Montgomery's residency from 1926-1935. Today Norval is home to Lucy Maud Montgomery park, Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval park as well as a few shops and restaurants.
This little hamlet has a special place in Sarah's heart! Norval is where she grew up, played with her friends, rode bikes, went fishing in the credit, caught frogs and made some of her fondest memories.
It's just minutes from Georgetown and on the boarder of Brampton/ Mississauga, Norval offers in-town convenience with a country feel!
Glen Williams was established in 1833 by Benajah Williams. He used the Credit river to power his saw & flour mills. Later in 1839 a woolen mill was constructed. It burnt down and later was re-constructed and made to be 2 1/2 stories. Today the mills although not functioning still play a major role in Glen Williams; they house the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre, the Beaumont Mill & Antiques & Collectibles and Glen Williams Glass. The studios bring many tourists and provide a place for local vendors to display and sell their work. They are worth checking out.
Aside from the arts Glen Williams has its own Public School, churches, parks with baseball diamonds & trails, pubs, bakeries and even a fitness studio.
If your around the Glen on Canada day don't miss out on their prized event Canada Day In The Glen. The main street is decorated, there is a parade, all day events, a duck race and even fireworks and movies in the park come sunset.
Glen Williams is a community within a community that will make you feel at home!
Limehouse is a small community located between Acton & Georgetown that is home to approximately 800 residents. It gained its name from its limestone hills that have been mined here from quarries for more than a century. When Limehouse was thriving with industry the road systems were not advanced so it was important to produce lime where it was discovered so they built kilns alongside the railway line to process and ship the material. Today you can hike through Limehouse Conservation Area and see the ruins of the kilns that were used.
Limehouse is a small place but it does offer some beautiful hiking trails, a nice park with baseball diamonds, its own Public School for grades 1-5 as well as the Conservation Area.
If your out exploring Halton Hills be sure to make this one of your stops!
"It's Worth the Drive to Acton!' is a slogan that many people associate with this little town. Acton is home to approx. 10,000 residents it was established in 1828 as Danville but was later named Acton in 1846. Tanning became the primary operation that Acton was known for, the first tannery was opened in 1844 and was bought out by Beardmore & Co in 1865 which eventually became the biggest tanning company in Canada. This gave Acton a new handle which was Leathertown.
Today you can still see glimpses of the towns history. Visit the famous Olde Hide House that was once the shipping and receiving warehouse for Beardmore & Co. drive down streets such as Danville, Beardmore, Tanners and many more. Visit the Leathertown festival every summer on the second Sunday in August for food, entertainment and a feeling of community.
This little town has some amazing park spaces that make it very unique. The 3 musketeers skate park is an amazing park for the skateboarder, bmx or scooter rider in your life, it also has a basketball court and is located at the arena so it is a great place for the family to go. Prospect Park is located on Fairy Lake and has tennis courts, a dog park, baseball diamonds, canoe rentals, indoor soccer and so much more.
Check out the many things that make Acton a great place to raise a family!
Rockwood is a scenic little town located in Guelph/Eramosa between Acton and Guelph on Highway 7. The Eramosa River runs through the centre of town and is the reason for Rockwood's existence. The river was once used to power several mills as well as limestone mining operations. Limestone was extracted from what is now Rockwood Conservation Area.
The conservation area offers fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, trails, a nature centre as well as picnic areas. The park has a large sandy beach, caves, glacier bluffs and some of the oldest tree's in Ontario. It also makes a great place for photographs by the Rockwood Woolen Mills ruins in the park.
Aside from the park Rockwood has its own school, several parks, shops and restaurants as well as its own grocery, liquor and hardware store.
The town of Erin is in Wellington county and is composed of several former villages and hamlets including Erin, Hillsburgh, Ballinifad, Brisbane, Cedar Valley, Crewson's Corners, Ospringe and Orton. It has a population of roughly 12,000.
Erin is primarily an farm town and the Erin Agricultural Society has been a pillar of the community since 1850. Agricultural Societies were established to help educate farmers about changing techniques and make farming more prosperous. Today the Agricultural Society still works closely with farmers but it also works with the younger generations to educate them on the importance of farming and sustainability.
Erin is most recognized for its Fall Fair which has been compared to a prelude to the Royal Winter Fair. The fair runs Thanksgiving weekend and is in the centre of town at the Fairgrounds. The location is appropriate because just like farming it is central to the community.
Erin also offers an amazing high school with great extracurricular programs, an arena, a beautiful library all located at Centre 2000.
The downtown is quaint and offers a variety of shops and restaurants. This little towns charm will keep bringing you back.
Hillsburgh is part of the town of Erin is in Wellington county and is composed of several former villages and hamlets including Erin, Ballinifad, Brisbane, Cedar Valley, Crewson's Corners, Ospringe and Orton. It has a population of roughly 12,000.
Hillsburgh is a small town but has its own public school, arena, library and several shops and restaurants. The arena is the heart of the town, there are always events happening, kids and parents alike playing hockey. It is a really community space!
Brampton is a suburban city located outside of Toronto and situated in the Region of Peel. It has a population of over 590,000 people and spans 265 square kilometers. Brampton has a lot to offer from large shopping centres, to independent shops and restaurants, to living arts centres as well as community parks, recreation centres and so much more.
Brampton has a very diverse population with many different nationalities, religions, and languages. According to the 2011 census report 66.4% of the population is made up of visible minorities. This makes Brampton a rich place to live and visit because they have a wide variety of cultural events, churches and specific restaurants and stores that many other places in the GTA do not offer.
Have you been to downtown Brampton? The downtown area has done some amazing renovations to encourage business growth and attract more people. The Rose Theater brings in amazing talent, the farmers market happens on weekends and offers a wide variety of local vendors and the Christmas market is full of holiday cheer. After you visit the downtown head over to Gage park no matter what the season is! You can take the kids to the splash park, catch some live entertainment in the summer or go for a skate at the amazing outdoor circular skating path.
Head over to Chinguacousy Park in any season for a tonne of family fun. The summer months offer an amazing splash park for the family, Tennis courts, beach volleyball, skateboard park, picnic areas and a barn with animals to pet and feed. During the winter months you can go curling, skiing, tubing or try out the 2000 square meter canal style outdoor skating trail.
Brampton is rapidly growing and is currently the third largest city in the GTA. It has so much to offer you wont want to miss out!
Milton is a larger city that still maintains its small town feel. With a population of over 110,000 Milton was deemed the fastest growing municipality in Canada between 2001 - 2011. Milton is located in Halton only 45kms from Toronto and is totally accessible to Toronto via the easy 401 access and GO Transit System.
Old Milton was established primarily between 1840-1890 but the town of Milton has continued to grow around it other neighbourhoods such as Dorset park, Scott, Mountainview, Clark, Forrest Grove and many more. Milton is still expanding.
Milton has a lot to offer including great schools, restaurants, shopping , recreational facilities, cultural events, hiking and more!
Did you know Milton constructed the first UCI Class 1 Velodrome in Canada for the 2015 the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games? The Mattamy National Cycling Centre features a 250-meter timber track with two 42-degree angle banks and can house 2,500 spectators.
For the outdoors person you can head to one of the many conservation areas Milton has to offer. Visit Kelso Conservation area and spend the day splashing at the sand beach, check out the cliffs at Rattlesnake Point, the Birds of Prey at Mountsberg, Mountain biking at Hilton Falls, Fishing at Robert Edmondson, Caving at Mount Nemo or visit the reconstructed 15th century Iroquoian village at Crawford Lake. Wrong season? No problem! Most of the parks offer cross country skiing, snowshoeing or trails that are open all season. Need more speed? That's ok head to Glen Eden and try out their skiing and snowboarding. They even offer lessons to the novice.
Milton continues to grow and offer more amazing amenities to the community! Your sure to find something for everyone here.