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Halton Communities

Halton-at-a-Glance

Quick Facts

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There are 20 universities and colleges within a one-hour drive of Halton, more than anywhere else in Canada

#1
Ranked the safest community in Canada for the last seven years

9.5 M
The only location in Canada with access to a market of 9.5 million people within a one-hour drive

Businesses grow and prosper in a strong economy

Halton Region attracts developers, international businesses and innovative domestic companies that recognize how important it is to do business in a strong and thriving economy. Company owners, managers and employees all tell us the same story — the quality of life in the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville, and access to the massive Greater Toronto Area market are the driving forces behind the success of business development in Halton.

Stats help tell the story

Please take time to explore our Data Centre for more information about what makes our economy strong and vibrant, including:

  • Business and industry
  • Demographics
  • Development trends
  • Economic indicators
  • Labour force
  • Real estate market performance

Locate in Halton Region

Halton is one of the best places to invest, do business and live in Canada because it is located just 30 minutes west of downtown Toronto and has access to the U.S border and a market of over 9.5 million people within a one-hour drive.

Our Communities at a glance


Halton’s Economic Development Team: advice and services at the ready

Halton Region's Economic Development team provides a diverse and growing business community with a wide range of services and support, regardless of the size of company:

  • Site selection and real estate solutions
  • Coordination of site visits and tours
  • Statistics on Halton's economy and demographics
  • Sector and industry analysis
  • Liaison between government agencies, industry organizations and local businesses
  • Workforce development

For more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities, contact us.