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In 1823 George Kennedy opened a mill which formed the beginning of a settlement known as Hungry Hollow. The Barber brothers bought a woolen mill and foundry from Kennedy in 1837 and renamed the settlement Georgetown. Thanks to hydropower from the Credit River, Georgetown boasted the first main street in Ontario with electric light.

The historic area of Georgetown is still a thriving business area filled with delightful shops to browse, outstanding restaurants, professional offices and numerous annual events.

Downtown Georgetown offers tree-lined streets complemented by floral displays which make it a delightful place to shop, chat with shop owners, or relax over a meal. Throughout the year you can also enjoy events such as the Farmers’ Market from June to October, International Flavours in October and Holiday Magic in December.

Georgetown is not only comprised of a small, historic downtown. If you are looking for a town with a variety of shopping and dining you’ve come to the right place.

The Georgetown Marketplace is your spot for great shopping and dining with over 70 stores and services at your fingertips. South Georgetown offers a convenient shopping experience, with a variety of familiar stores and services.

Culture is alive and well in Georgetown, with numerous musical, theatrical and artistic groups calling the town home. The newly renovated Halton Hills Cultural Centre and Public Library is home to both the Helson Gallery – containing a display of many historically significant paintings, and the John Elliott Theatre – a premiere performance venue for local performing arts and film presentations.

In June, the Highland Games draw competitors and spectators from all across Ontario. Classics Against Cancer, an annual car show, takes over Cedarvale Park on Father’s Day.

The Georgetown Fall Fair is a great way to welcome autumn in September. Light up the Hills is a wonderful holiday event which illuminates the town with thousands of Christmas lights.
Georgetown is a perfect mix of old and new, and is a great place for people of all ages to visit.

Candlelight Tributes

Candlelight Tributes is an annual event that honours those who have served in the Cause of Peace and Freedom.
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Downtown Georgetown

Welcome to Downtown Georgetown - Your Treasure Awaits.
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Farmers' Markets

Pay a visit to one of our local Farmers' Markets for the opportunity to purchase fresh and delicious local produce directly from the farmers!
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Credit Valley Artisans

The Credit Valley Artisans is a Non- profit organization supporting the arts in Halton Hills. It offers memberships and course in the arts.
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Best Western Halton Hills

Discover this charming CAA/AAA approved hotel located just outside of Toronto in Georgetown/Halton Hills close to Acton, Ontario and a short drive...
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Georgetown Market Place

Small town mall, big town shopping!
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Halton Hills Cultural Centre

The Halton Hills Cultural Centre is a vibrant showpiece of arts & culture in Halton Hills.
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Halton Hills Public Library

The Halton Hills Public Library provides free access to best-selling books, eBooks and eReaders, newly released DVDs, CDs and more.
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John Elliott Theatre

The John Elliott Theatre has become the regular stage for several local community theatre groups.
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Georgetown Fall Fair

The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017. You can pre-purchase weekend & midway passes from the Halton Hills Chamber of...
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Candlelight Tributes

Candlelight Tributes is an annual event that honours those who have served in the Cause of Peace and Freedom. The commemorative ceremony inspires both young and old to learn more about Canada's military history and to pay tribute to those veterans who have contributed so much to our community.

Two walks will be held, one for over 1,000 school children in the morning who will also get to engage with veterans and the other walk in the evening will be for the general public. Candles are available for a nominal fee for all those that participate which will then be placed on the cenotaph.

The Children's Silent walk will take place at 10:30am, children will meet at the Georgetown Fairgrounds Park and proceed to the Remembrance Park for the 11:00am ceremony the public is invited to join the children and veterans.

The silent walk will be held May 3, 2018, those that can walk please meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 120 at 27 Mill St. Georgetown at 6:30pm and will proceed to the Remembrance Park at 7:00pm (sharp).

For more information please call 905-877-6198.




Downtown Georgetown

Welcome to Downtown Georgetown - Your Treasure Awaits.

You’re invited to wander through our historic downtown and find your smile; unique shops, restaurants and services, the historic setting, the events and Farmers’ Market that Downtown Georgetown offers.

Originally founded in 1823, Downtown Georgetown has been a lively centre of activity for almost two centuries. Many of the original historic buildings still stand to this day and with other features make our Downtown one of the most frequently filmed towns in Ontario!

Your Treasure Awaits…

To learn more, please visit their website .

Photo: Downtown Georgetown

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Farmers' Markets

Don’t miss our Farmers’ Markets that run from June to the October – Thursday afternoons from 3-7 PM (2-6 in Sept/Oct) at Bethel Church in Acton and Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Downtown Georgetown. The Farmers’ Markets are local gathering places where you’ll get service with a smile and enjoy the sights and sounds of a true small town experience.

For more information on the Georgetown Farmers' Market please visit their website.

Photo: Georgetown Farmers' Market

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Credit Valley Artisans

The CVA, a non-profit Community Service, was founded in 1975 to help to promote the Visual Arts in Halton Hills.

We invite you to join one of our four established guilds currently working within the CVA: Heritage HandWeavers and Spinners, Palette and Pencil Guild, Potters and Sculptors and Stained Glass Artisans.

The CVA provides the follow:
-Unique and low cost courses
-Christmas Sales
-Low cost annual membership fees
-Our home - Cedarvale Cottage
-Use of guilds' equipment
-Flexible hours of access for members to the cottage

To learn more about the Credit Valley Artisans please visit their website.

Photo: Cedarvale Cottage, Cedarvale Park

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Best Western Halton Hills

The BEST WESTERN Halton Hills offers convenient access to the Mold-Masters SportsPlex Arena, award winning golf courses and the World Famous Bruce Hiking Trail on the Niagara Escarpment. Guests will also enjoy a short trip into Toronto to visit the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Zoo, the Air Canada Centre, the Toronto International Centre and the CN® Tower/Rogers Centre.

The BEST WESTERN Inn on the Hill offers spaciously-appointed guest rooms and suites, each complete with cable television and high-speed Internet access. Guests will wake each morning to a complimentary continental breakfast with freshly made waffles. Additional amenities at this charming Ontario hotel include a fitness center, a full-service business center, meeting facilities and an onsite restaurant.

Guests staying at this hotel will be closest to the Toronto Premium Outlet Mall, Canadian Headquarters of the Watchtower Society, the John Elliot Theatre, the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre and the Georgetown Marketplace Mall. Business travelers will enjoy close proximity to Saputo (Neilson Dairy), the Mold-Masters Limited. Headquarters, Olon Industries and CPI Canada. The hotel is also close to local events including the Highland Games, Halton Place Horse Shows, hockey tournaments at Mold-Masters SportsPlex Arena and other sporting events.

For superior customer service and a convenient location, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN Inn on the Hill! Limited Pet Friendly Rooms are available. Please contact hotel at time of booking if bringing a pet.

Enjoy your stay.

Learn more on our website.

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Georgetown Market Place

Small town mall, big town shopping!

The Georgetown Market Place is the place to be, featuring over 70 stores and services, including Winners/Homesense, Sportchek, Marks, Walmart and more!

Get pampered, explore the latest fashions, meet friends and discover why shopping is fun at the Georgetown Market Place!

Mall Hours:

Mon – Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 9:30 – 6pm
Sun 12 – 5pm

Holiday Hours (starting Dec 1)

Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday - 9am - 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 5pm
Christmas Eve, Dec 24 9am - 5pm
Christmas Day, Dec 25 2017 Closed
Boxing Day, Dec 26 9am - 5pm
New Years Eve, Dec 31 11am - 5pm
New Year's Day, Jan 01 2018 Closed

To learn more, please visit their website.

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Halton Hills Cultural Centre

The Halton Hills Cultural Centre is a vibrant showpiece of arts & culture in Halton Hills.

The Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre is located in the heart of historic downtown Georgetown. Boasting a wide range of exciting ways to engage in local culture, this modern facility features a live performing arts theatre, art gallery and public library, as well as inviting common spaces adorned with works from local artists. The John Elliott Theatre is home base for performing arts groups, as well as traveling shows, concerts and special events. The Helson Gallery is the permanent home of the Helson Collection, as well as rotating exhibitions of artwork on loan or works from local artists. The building is LEED Silver certified and fully accessible.

To learn more, please visit their website.

Photo: Halton Hills Cultural Centre

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Halton Hills Public Library

Our professionally-trained staff are online experts who take the search for information beyond Google. Every week, approximately 2,220 people come through the Library’s doors to enjoy our services, programs and collections, in addition to the more than 3,000 who visit through our website.

The renewed and expanded Georgetown Branch and Halton Hills Cultural Centre officially opened on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. This greatly improved, environmentally friendly and fully accessible facility offers enhanced programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the Halton Hills community.

The building has numerous green features— a geothermal heating and cooling system, thermally efficient exterior walls and maximum glazing on the south side; exterior windows oriented to optimize sun exposure during the winter; strategic design of interior spaces to bring in daylight; light sensors to optimize artificial lighting; energy-efficient lighting fixtures and reduced lighting power density; energy recovery ventilators (ERV) units; and low-flow toilets and plumbing fixtures.

Halton Hills Public Library officially opened its new and improved 9,000 square foot branch in Acton, Ontario on February 26, 2011 to rave reviews. The building is fully accessible and energy efficient. It maximizes natural light, uses a geothermal system to heat and cool the building, incorporates green construction materials and techniques and conserves water through low flow fixtures. The Acton Branch was recently awarded a Gold Level of certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Beyond the improved architectural and design features of the new space, the branch also boasts an ever-growing collection of electronic texts, more Internet stations (two express, three for children and six for teens and adults), more places to study (two study rooms and a community multi-purpose room) and two self-checkout stations for greater convenience.

To learn more, please visit their website .

Photo: Halton Hills Public Library, Acton Branch

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John Elliott Theatre

Located at 9 Church Street this heritage gem is located just steps away from the shops and restaurants of Main Street as well as the beautiful park district with its' own rich architectural heritage.

Named after prominent area businessman, politician and community-minded citizen John Alwyn Elliott, this 267 seat facility accommodates the public in comfortable raked seating, has a wide proscenium and a generous stage including expanded stage fly- tower and orchestra pit. Since its opening The John Elliott Theatre has become the principal home to Georgetown Little Theatre and Georgetown Globe Productions. Numerous community groups, entertainers and businesses have continued to use the theatre year after year due to its excellent amenities. Throughout the year the John Elliott Theatre plays host to various touring theatre companies, seminars and workshops as well as the above mentioned local theatre productions.

The John Elliott Theatre has entertained thousands since its opening and the beautiful 267 seat air-conditioned auditorium is waiting for you. We invite groups and organizations to consider our well-equipped stage facilities, which can accommodate a variety of events.

For more information about upcoming events at the John Elliott Theatre you can contact the Box Office at 905-877-3700 (24hrs.) or visit the Coming Attractions & Performance page.

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Georgetown Fall Fair

The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017.

Come and help us celebrate Canada's 150 birthday.

If you enjoy a Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, agricultural animals and displays, craft items, entertainment, a beer tent, midway rides and children's activities, then the Georgetown Fall Fair is here for you.

Friday from 5:00pm, we highlight youth activities with midway rides, musical events and social times. Saturday showcases the Baby Show, Agricultural Education Tent, Demolition Derby, beer tent, musical interludes and antique and modern equipment displays. As Sunday is family day, we have the Rabbit Show, Children's Pet Show Kiddie Tractor Pull and our super sized 4x4 Truck and Tractor Pull.

Most events are open throughout the fair so don't miss our Homecraft Exhibits, train ride, food concessions midway rides,stage events, the Knights of Columbus beer tent, merchandise vendors,Silent Auction and local talent.

Help us carry on the 171 year tradition which our ancestors created to bring together the social and economic community. Wear Canada proudly and come see us at the fair.


CHILDREN 7 - 12 - $3.00 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
ADULTS - $8.00 Friday, $10.00 Saturday, $8.00 Sunday
HST included in all admissions

Weekend & Midway passes are now available for purchase from the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce! Learn more.

Hours of Operation

Friday - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more information please visit the Georgetown Fall Fair website.

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