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Overview of Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

Georgetown is located in Ontario, west of Toronto on the Credit River, in the Town of Halton Hills and is part of the municipality of Halton Region.

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History of Georgetown, Ontario

Georgetown takes its name from George Kennedy, who settled in the area in 1821. He built a sawmill, grist mill, foundry and a woollen mill, which began the early economic development of the area. In the early 1950's a man named Rex Heslop arrived in Georgetown with plans to expand the town with large residential, commercial and industrial development. Construction began in 1955 and attracted some industry to Georgetown, but the industrial base did not materialize to support the local demands that accompany a growing residential area. In February 1959 the federal government decided to cancel the Avro Arrow project in nearby Malton and over 600 Georgetown area people became unemployed. By 1960 Georgetown had reached a population of 10 000 and a year later the community had its own hospital. On January 1, 1974 Georgetown was absorbed into the new regional town of Halton Hills.

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Georgetown's Demographics

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Georgetown's Climate

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Education in Georgetown, Ontario

Georgetown schools are part of the Halton District School Board and the Halton District Catholic School Board. Both boards contain elementary and secondary schools.

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Transportation around Georgetown, Ontario

GO Transit and VIA Rail serve the residents of Georgetown. GO Transit also operates bus services to Brampton and Toronto. Halton Hills Activan provides local transportation for individuals with physical disabilities.

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Tourism and Attractions of Georgetown

Georgetown is a great place to shop, dine and sightsee. Be sure to check out the many historic buildings on Main Street or catch a performance at the George Elliot Theatre. There is also a local gallery with frequent exhibits by local and regional artists.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Georgetown
  • Glen Williams
  • Silver Creek
  • Acton
  • Huttonville
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Terra Cotta
  • Ballinafad
  • Limehouse
  • Churchhill
  • Ashgrove
  • Stewarttown
  • Wildwood
  • Whaley's Corners
  • Cheltenham
  • Erin
  • Brisbane
  • Rockside
  • The Grange
  • Ferndale
  • Hillsburgh

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Geography of Georgetown, Ontario

Georgetown is situated on the Credit River about 45 Kilometres from Toronto and 60 Kilometres from Hamilton.

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Georgetown's Government

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Georgetown's Economy and Industry

Over the past twenty years, the industrial area of Georgetown has prospered and contains numerous large, medium and small industries. Industries in Georgetown continue to expand and presently there are virtually no vacancies in the Georgetown Industrial Area. Although, there is room for expansion in the older industrial area. Commercial Development in Georgetown has also taken place over the same period of time, providing residents with a variety of retail options.

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Georgetown's Culture and Significant Events

Georgetown has a number of yearly events, including the Crazy Outhouse Race that is held the first Saturday in June on Main Street. Local business design wacky outhouses on wheels and race them down the main street of Georgetown. This event raises money for the Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills. The second Saturday in June, Georgetown is host to the Highland Games, a variety of Scottish traditional games and celebrations. From June to October a farmers' market operates on Main St. downtown on Saturdays from 8:00am - 12:30pm

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Sports in Georgetown, Ontario

The Georgetown Minor Hockey Association (GMHA) has a long history of minor hockey in Ontario and across Canada with many locals playing every year.

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Media of Georgetown

Georgetown's main daily newspaper is the Georgetown Independent.

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