Halton Hills, Ontario


Halton Hills, Ontario
Halton Hills
—  Town  —
Main Street, Georgetown
Coordinates: 43°38.5′N 79°56′W / 43.6417°N 79.933°W / 43.6417; -79.933Coordinates: 43°38.5′N 79°56′W / 43.6417°N 79.933°W / 43.6417; -79.933
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Halton
Settled
Incorporated
Government
 – Mayor Rick Bonnette
 – Federal riding Wellington—Halton Hills
 – Prov. riding Wellington—Halton Hills
Area[1]
 – Land 276.26 km2 (106.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 – Total 55,289
 – Density 200.1/km2 (518.3/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code
Area code(s) 905, 289 and 365
Website www.haltonhills.ca

Halton Hills is a town in the Regional Municipality of Halton, west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located within the Greater Toronto Area.

Halton Hills is an amalgamated community, consisting of the former Esquesing Township, and consisting of two key urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the former containing almost 70% of the total population. There are also natural features within these bounds, including the Niagara Escarpment, and the Bruce Trail. Many of these local features are protected by the Conservation Halton, Credit Valley Conservation & Grand River Conservation Authority.

The current mayor of Halton Hills is Rick Bonnette. The town council consists of eight councillors representing each of the town's four wards and two regional councillors.

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Communities

Government

Town Council 2006-2010

  • Mayor: Rick Bonnette (since 2003)
  • Local Councilor Ward 1: Mike O'Leary
  • Local Councilor Ward 1: Jon Hurst
  • Local Councilor Ward 2: Joan Robson
  • Local Councilor Ward 2: Bryan Lewis
  • Local Councilor Ward 3: Moya Johnson
  • Local Councilor Ward 3: David Kentner
  • Local Councilor Ward 4: Bob Inglis
  • Local Councilor Ward 4: John Duncan

Halton Regional Council

  • Local and Regional Councilor Wards 1 and 2: Clark Somerville
  • Local and Regional Councilor Wards 3 and 4: Jane Fogal

Canadian House of Commons - Wellington—Halton Hills (federal electoral district)

Legislative Assembly of Ontario: - Wellington—Halton Hills (provincial electoral district)

Demographics

Census Population
Georgetown
1841 700
1871 1,282
1901 1,313
1911 1,583
1921 2,061
1931 2,288
1941 2,562
1951 3,452
1961 10,298
1971 17,053
Halton Hills
1981 35,190
1991 36,816
1996 42,390
2001 48,184
2006 55,289

Per the 2006 census, Halton Hills has a population of 55,289 spread over an area of 276.26 km². The town has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. The population increased by 14.7% in the five years between the 2001 and 2006 census.[1]

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 18,812 (total dwellings: 19,265)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 86.8 %
  • French as first language: 1.9 %
  • English and French as first language: 0.1 %
  • Other as first language: 11.2 %

Media

Halton Hills is covered by local newspapers and television through the following services:

Library

The Halton Hills Public Library is a two-branch library system. Both branches reflect the historic character of the community. The Georgetown Branch (9 Church Street) is co-located with the Halton Hills Cultural Centre, anchored by the former Methodist Church (now the Art Gallery) and the John Elliott Theatre. The Acton Branch (17 River Street) was built as the community's centennial project in a park setting.

Halton Hills Public Library's Logo
Halton Hills Public Library Logo

Library highlights in 2009 include the following achievements:

  • Received funding for the Acton Branch replacement through the Infrastructure Stimulus Program
  • Developed the barrier-free "green" design for the Acton Branch
  • Finalized the exterior design of the renewed Georgetown Branch
  • Introduced 'Bibliocommons', a new interactive catalogue which allows users to post reviews, rate material and share lists of favourites
  • Implemented e-audiobooks, enabling users to download onto MP3 players, and other mobile devices

The following events are on the horizon for the Library:

  • Constructing the new Acton Branch
  • Confirming the interior design/layout of the Georgetown Branch
  • Tendering for the Georgetown Branch/Cultural Centre Project
  • Preparing for the move of the Georgetown Branch to a temporary site, to be occupied during the estimated 15-18 months of construction
  • Planning for the introduction of self-check service

Schools

Halton District School Board

  • Bruce Trail Public School
  • Centennial Public School
  • Gardiner Public School
  • George Kennedy Public School
  • Glen Williams Public School
  • Harrison Public School
  • Joseph Gibbons Public School
  • Limehouse Public School
  • McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School
  • Park Public School
  • Pineview Public School
  • Robert Little Public School
  • Silver Creek Public School
  • Stewarttown Middle School
  • Acton High School
  • Georgetown District High School

Halton Catholic District School Board

Private schools

  • Halton Hills Christian School (Formerly known as Georgetown District Christian School)

References



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