Situated on the Credit River, Georgetown is part of the Regional Municipality of Halton and the largest community in the Town of Halton Hills, about 60 km west of Toronto. Conveniently located on a GO Transit line and near major highways to the south, while also minutes to rural countryside in the north, Georgetown is an ideal community if you’re considering relocating.
Downtown Main Street is known as Old Georgetown and is the original neighbourhood with stately heritage homes, dating back to the 1800s. It’s also where you’ll find great restaurants and boutique shopping, as well as the annual Georgetown Farmers Market which runs every Saturday from June through October. Just off Main Street, is the modernised Public Library, John Elliott Theatre, and Helson Art Gallery.
In the 1950s and 60, the town started to grow significantly, adding the Delrex and Moore Park neighbourhoods which are known for their mature tree-lined streets, single-family bungalows, split-level homes and Tudor and colonial revival houses. The newest addition to the community is the Georgetown South neighbourhood. Here you’ll find a mix of townhomes and detached houses of varying sizes. Other neighbourhoods include Stewarts Mill, Park District, Stewart Maclaren, Georgetown Estates, Banks of the Credit River, Edgewater, Meadowglen, Arbor Glen, Weavers Mill, and Silver Creek Estates.
Georgetown Ontario is home to many events and festivals throughout the year. On the second Saturday in June, the fairgrounds are home to the Highland Games, featuring a variety of traditional Scottish games and performances. The annual Fall Fair has run since 1846 and is held on the weekend, following Labour Day and is the perfect example of how Georgetown remains a “small-town”, featuring carnival rides and rural competitions such as the tractor pull and demolition derby. It is one of the highlights of the Georgetown Festival schedule. On the third Saturday in the month of September locals can “Head for the Hills” to enjoy Georgetown’s newest festival celebrating craft beer, food trucks, and live music!
Being so close to the country means that Georgetown has no shortage of parks and trails to explore! Running east-west through the middle of town is Hungry Hollow Ravine, a 6.3km trail system following Silver Creek. It features raised boardwalks, forested trails, and wetland areas. Cedarvale Park is home to Georgetown’s off-leash dog park, soccer fields, toboggan hill and manicured open spaces. Dominion Garden Park is where locals can enjoy beautiful perennial gardens, a naturalized storm pond, splash pad and playground. Joseph Gibbons Park features ball diamonds, a tennis/multi-use court, open green space, a playground, and a footpath into Hungry Hollow. Bruce Trail hikers can access the trail at the north end of town along the Credit River and leading into Glen Williams, a well-known artists’ enclave and the site of many beautiful art exhibitions and community art classes.
Georgetown has an excellent school system which features a mix of both public and Catholic schools, as well as French Immersion. Families will also find no shortage of activities to keep busy at the Community’s two Recreation Centres. Mold-Masters SportsPlex with 4 ice rinks is home to the OJHL team, the Georgetown Raiders. This Sports complex also has an outdoor skatepark. Gellert Community Centre features a large indoor swimming pool, splash pad, 3 baseball diamonds, a soccer field, 6 tennis courts, and walking trails.
With a thriving downtown business core and the historical charm of small-town Ontario, Georgetown offers residents and visitors the best of both city and country living. Known as a safe, friendly community and a vibrant, cultural hub, Georgetown is understandably a sought-after location in the Halton Region.