About Halton Hills
Halton Hills is a town in the the Regional Municipality of Halton, west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located within the Greater Toronto Area.
Per the 2006 census, Halton Hills has a population of 55,289 spread over an area of 276.26 km². The town has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. The population increased by 14.7% in the five years between the 2001 and 2006 census.
Halton Hills is an amalgamated community, consisting of the former Equesing Township, and consisting of two key urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the former containing almost 70% of the total population. There are also natural features within these bounds, including the Niagara Escarpment, and the Bruce Trail. Many of these local features are protected by the Conservation Halton, Credit River Conservation & Grand River Conservation Authority.
The current mayor of Halton Hills is Rick Bonnette. The town council consists of eight councillors representing each of the town's four wards and two regional councillors. (Information from Wikipedia)
Town Council 2006-2010
- Mayor: RIck Bonnette (since 2003)
- Local Councilor Ward 1: Mike O'Leary
- Local Councilor Ward 1: Jon Hurst
- Local Councilor Ward 2: Joan Robson
- Local Councilor Ward 2: Bryan Lewis
- Local Councilor Ward 3: Moya Johnson
- Local Councilor Ward 3: David Kentner
- Local Councilor Ward 4: Bob Inglis
- Local Councilor Ward 4: John Duncan
Halton Regional Council
- Local and Regional Councilor Wards 1 and 2: Clark Somerville
- Local and Regional Councilor Wards 3 and 4: Jane Fogal
Canadian House of Commons - Wellington—Halton Hills (federal electoral district)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario: - Wellington—Halton Hills (provincial electoral district)
Halton Hills is covered by local newspapers and television through the following services:
The Halton Hills Public Library is a two-branch library system. Both branches reflect the historic character of the community. The Georgetown Branch (9 Church Street) is co-located with the Halton Hills Cultural Centre, anchored by the former Methodist Church (now the Art Gallery) and The John Elliott Theatre. The Acton Branch (17 River Street) was built as the community's centennial project in a park setting, across a foot bridge over a creek.
Library highlights in 2007 include:
- Town council approved the Georgetown Branch Renovation–Expansion Project in principle.
- Popular material was made more accessible through the "Rapid Reads" collection and the "Hot Off The Press" service.
- A record-breaking donation of $79,291 was received from the Georgetown Homecoming Committee for the Georgetown Branch Renovation/Expansion Project.
- Convenience was increased through the installation of wireless Internet access and debit service.
- Business collections were expanded to offer more programming for small business operators.
- General interest programs were reintroduced for adults.
- Profile was raised through media coverage partnerships and greater participation in community events.
Halton District School Board
- Bruce Trail Public School
- Centennial Public School
- Gardiner Public School
- George Kennedy Public School
- Glen Williams Public School
- Harrison Public School
- Joseph Gibbons Public School
- Limehouse Public School
- McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School
- Park Public School
- Pineview Public School
- Robert Little Public School
- Silver Creek Public School
- Stewarttown Middle School
- Acton High School
- Georgetown District High School
Halton Catholic District School Board
- Holy Cross
- St. Brigid
- St. Catherine of Alexandria
- St. Francis of Assisi
- St. Joseph
- Christ the King Secondary School
- Georgetown District Christian School