About Georgetown

Location, location, location! 

Georgetown is nestled between the Niagrara Escarpement and the Credit River Valley, west of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),  in the Town of Halton Hills. Surrounded by rolling hills, rushing rivers, lush woodlands and fertile farms - Georgetown offers you and your family a year round outdoor playground with all the amenities of the “Big City”! 

Photo courtesy of http://www.haltonhills.com


DowntownGeorgetown.com describes “the historic core of Georgetown (as) a thriving business area filled with delightful family-owned shops, restaurants and service-driven businesses as well as financial institutions, public service and professional offices. (It) is the cultural centre for the town of Halton Hills, home of the George Elliot Theatre plus a gallery with frequent exhibits by local and regional artists and extensive library facilities. Downtown Georgetown is a delightful place to shop or to do business.”


The History & Charm  

Georgetown was originally founded in 1823 and takes its name from George Kennedy, who settled in the area in 1821. With its museums, live theatre, an active artist community and a year round cultural activities and events calendar Georgetown is a lively centre of activity and has been for almost two centuries. 

In addition, the downtown core affords visitors and residents the opportunity to experience great cuisine, unique shopping experiences, wonderful galleries, spas, salons, and eclectic coffee and tea shops. While the surrounding countryside offers winery tours, stunning views of the hills and river valleys and miles of pristine trails.

Combined this with the fact that many of the original historic buildings, like the Baptist Church, the stone "Old Bank" and the McGibbons, are still standing and we think you will agree that Georgetown is a very charming town – and one where you would love to live. 


What’s nearby?

“The Big City”
Georgetown is only minutes from the neighboring cities of Brampton,  Mississauga. and Vaughan. While larger urban centres like Toronto and Hamilton are less than 60 kms away.
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Canada’s busiest airport is a short 33 kilometre (20 miles) drive away.
Georgetown’s GO Train/VIA Rail Station
Is conveniently located close to the Silver Creek Ridge site.

And much, much more!  To discover the area’s other amenities, please click here.


Interesting Facts About Georgetown 

  • Georgetown is one of the fastest growing communities in the GTA and Canada
  • The population is 47,600 (in 2002), it has a labour force of 24,020 and an average family income of $66,589
  • Georgetown’s total land area is 284.7 square kms,
  • It’s part of the municipality of Halton Region.
  • Until 1974 the Regional Municipality of Halton or Halton Region was known as Halton County
  • Regional Municipality of Halton or Halton Region is currently comprised of the City of Burlington, Towns of Oakville, Milton & Halton Hills
  • Halton Hills is an amalgamated community, consisting of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton surrounded by a rural area
  • Halton Region has a population of 375,229 in 2001 spread out over 232,000 acres (939 square kms) of land
  • Population estimates project a population of 439,000 in 2006 – making it one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Despite this agriculture and protected lands along the Niagara Escarpment are still the predominant land uses.
  • Current Mayor of Halton Hills is Rick Bonnette & the Town Council consists of three Councillors representing each of the town’s 4 wards
  • Georgetown is nicknamed "The Home Of The Little NHL" because of the great amount of citizens of all ages who play in the GMHA.