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The region has 16 existing business parks - designated employment areas - and seven more locations planned for the future, with water and wastewater servicing to be completed by 2021. Nearly all of Halton's business parks are close to Ontario's major highways, while also offering employees nearby amenities and providing excellent access to talented people and the Greater Toronto Area market.
Another important advantage for Halton businesses is the average annualized cost for office development, lower than in Toronto and in other GTA communities. From industrial manufacturing and large warehousing and distribution centres, to major office developments supporting the knowledge- based economy, businesses can find the available land and opportunities to grow and prosper in Halton.
Use the drop down to obtain detailed information about developed and planned business parks in Halton Region or download a copy of our Business Parks interactive PDF (PDF file).
The Burlington Urban Growth Centre is located on the shore of Lake Ontario, along Brant Street and Lakeshore Road and is comprised of a mix of commercial office, retail and institutional uses. The Province of Ontario has identified Burlington's Downtown Centre as an "Urban Growth Centre", which defines the area as a transit-connected regional focal point to accommodate a significant proportion of the region's future growth and intensification.
The Burlington QEW East Business Park extends from the Burlington-Oakville boundary, along the north and south sides of the QEW Highway. The Burlington QEW East Business Park offers direct access and exposure to major highways and GO train/bus transit service, on-site amenities and proximity to complimentary services. Largely developed and serviced, the Burlington QEW East Business Park includes a diverse range of land uses, employment and building types, and home to some of Halton’s largest employers.
The Burlington QEW West Employment Area is situated along Highway 403, west of the QEW Highway and Highway 407 and east of Waterdown Road. The area north of Highway 403 along the 403 corridor is prestige, with a large presence of finance and insurance-related businesses. The lands south of Highway 403 comprise a mature area with a more general industrial character, including construction, small scale manufacturing and transportation/warehousing.
The Acton Employment Area is located in the urban settlement of Acton, on the north side of Highway 7. This area is a concentration of small to mid-sized manufacturing, warehousing, transportation and construction sectors.
The Georgetown Employment Area is located in the Georgetown Urban Area, on the north side of Highway 7. The area is well-established, has a general industrial character and is nearing build out. There may be opportunities for infill or redevelopment.
The Halton Hills Premier Gateway Industrial Area is situated on the southern edge of Halton Hills along the north side of Highway 401, between James Snow Parkway (and the Town of Milton) in the west, and the City of Mississauga to the east. The Park is an emerging employment area, with many investment and development opportunities available, including large buildings and vacant parcels of varying sizes.
Mansewood Industrial Area is a rural industrial subdivision located on Regional Road 25 immediately north of Milton and adjacent to the Milton 401 Industrial Business Park.
Mansewood is a privately serviced industrial area and is the smallest Employment Area in Halton Region. The Employment Area’s major uses include transportation, construction and manufacturing.
The Milton 401 Industrial Business Park is located in Milton, abutting the north and south sides of Highway 401. The Park is one of the largest Employment Areas in Halton. It has a strong base in distribution/logistics, manufacturing and transportation and varies between general industrial and moderately prestige in character.
Derry Green Corporate Business Park is located in the Town of Milton, on the south side of Highway 401, at the James Snow Parkway interchange. Derry Green is bounded to the south and east by the Sixteen Mile Creek tributary. Derry Green Corporate Business Park is the second of Milton’s two planned employment areas. Derry Green will accommodate the majority of the Town’s employment growth to the year 2021. It is anticipated that the lands available for development can accommodate approximately 17,000 – 18,000 employees. The Derry Green Corporate Business Park will have predominately prestige industrial and office uses, with ancillary retail amenities. There will also be an area with rail access dedicated to industrial uses.
Derry Green Corporate Business Park is currently receiving final planning approvals by the Town and Region. Halton will then be moving forward with bringing water and wastewater services to the Park. Servicing is expected to be in place by 2016/2017.
The Milton Urban Growth Centre is located in downtown Milton, along Main Street and Ontario Street and is comprised largely of retail, commercial and institutional uses. The Province of Ontario has identified this area as a transit-connected regional focal point to accommodate a significant proportion of the region’s future growth and intensification.
The Burloak Employment District is located on the western edge of Oakville, bound by Burloak Road in the west, Twelve Mile Creek in the east, the QEW Highway in the north and Rebecca Street in the south. The Burloak Employment District features the Great Lakes Business Park, which is the largest master-planned development on the QEW Highway corridor. The park comprises of 148 acres of prestige office and industrial land, conveniently located just south of the full Burloak Drive/QEW Highway interchange. The area is complimented with a full suite of retail service amenities such as restaurants, shopping, a fitness facility, and hotels.
Oakville Midtown Core Employment District (Oakville Urban Growth Centre) is bound by the CN Rail line to the south, Eighth Line to the east and Iroquois Shore Road to the north. The area has a large concentration of retail and accommodation/food services, with two-thirds of employment within the employment area. The District’s industrial lands are located primarily on the south side of the QEW Highway east of Trafalgar Road, and consist of mature general industrial uses.
There is an opportunity for redevelopment and intensification of largely underutilized properties, to become a vibrant, mixed-use centre with employment, residential and commercial uses. The Province of Ontario has identified Oakville’s Midtown Core as an “Urban Growth Centre”, which defines the area as a transit-connected regional focal point to accommodate a significant proportion of the region’s future growth and intensification.
The Oakville QEW East Employment District is situated along the north and south sides of the QEW Highway in the eastern side of Oakville. The most prominent occupant is the Ford Motor Assembly plant. The surrounding area is home to a number of major office and multi-tenant industrial condominiums, and is highly prestige in character. The area also features commercial, food, retail and accommodations. The District is bounded to the east by the City of Mississauga and the Southdown Industrial Area, which is generally industrial in character and accommodates a large number of construction, transportation and auto repair/service businesses.
The Winston Park Employment District is a highly prestige business park located on the eastern side of Oakville bound by Dundas Street to the north, Highway 403 to the west, Winston Churchill Boulevard to the east, and the QEW Highway to the south. The Park has a wide range of uses, including major office, with a significant cluster of engineering firms, warehousing, logistics and distribution, and manufacturing in a “campus-style” setting. The District features proximity to on-site amenities and off-site services in proximity to employment area. The Park is virtually built out, but there may be opportunities for infill and redevelopment.
The Oakville QEW West Employment District is one of the Halton’s largest employment areas. The District abuts both the north and south side of the QEW Highway. The District is diverse in its character and composition of land uses. The eastern portion exhibits a general industrial character comprised largely of construction, small scale manufacturing, transportation and wholesale trade. The western portion has a moderately more prestige character, and has a large presence of manufacturing and multi-tenant industrial/commercial uses. The area on the north side of the QEW Highway, has a prestige character and is comprised of major office and multi-tenant industrial condominiums. Most businesses are small to medium sized.
The Winston Park West employment area is ideally located west of Highway 403, between Dundas Street East and the Queen Elizabeth Way in the Town of Oakville. The area has excellent road access and exposure via the major arterial road system, with easy access to and from the highway 403/QEW corridor. Halton Region is providing upfront servicing to the site and is anticipated to be completed and ready for development in 2015-2016.
The majority of the planned Business Parks in south Halton (Burlington and Oakville) are located along the Highway 407 corridor, with the exception of the Winston Park West Employment District which is located at the juncture of Highway 403 and the QEW Highway.
In north Halton (Halton Hills and Milton), the planned 401 Industrial and Business Park Expansion Area in Milton and the in Halton Hills are located along the Highway 401 corridor.
There is a total of 1,565 net acres in planned employment areas in Halton.
Knowledgeable staff on Halton's Economic Development team can help you manage and support your expansion and relocation plans with personalized and professional services. The team will work with you on your investment needs and location preferences, including site selection, site visits and tours, industry analysis, workforce development and government liaison services.
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .