“The secret’s out, we made Canada’s top 10 list,” quipped Mayor Rick Bonnette. “I grew up here and I have always known that our little community epitomizes what great quality of life is all about.”
MoneySense Magazine recently posted their annual ranking of 415 communities. Using a point system, the analysis looks at 10 categories including the local economy, affordability, crime, amenities and culture.
Halton Hills moved up into the top 10 from last year’s number 24 ranking.
Asked whether he feels the ranking supports the municipality in attracting new business, Mayor Bonnette responded that companies seeking a place to relocate or start up have several considerations, including the ability to attract and retain a good workforce. “That’s the beauty of Halton Hills,” he said. “People want to live and work here; they want a great place to raise their kids, with all the local amenities from greenspace to recreational pursuits in their own backyard. You add on to this our proximity to major transportation networks and Halton Hills is recognized as an extremely viable place for new business.”
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.
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