With a population of about 375,229, Halton Region is comprised of the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Between the Regional Municipalities of Peel and Hamilton-Wentworth, Halton is a slice of rural and urban Ontario, running north from Lake Ontario to Highway 7.
Residents are well serviced by GO Transit and local transit networks. The major traffic artery north-south is Regional Rd 25 (Bronte Road). East-west arteries are the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), and Highways 403, 401, 7, 2 and Regional Road 5.
The region has a healthy, growing industrial base with a variety of established large companies. Currently, Halton is home to over 14,000 businesses, a number that is increasing by over 5% per year. Outside of the urban areas, agriculture is recognized as the predominant land use.
The Niagara Escarpment rises dramatically on the horizon above the cities, towns, farms and forests Halton Region. The area's twelve distinctive Escarpment parks are part of a system of more than 117 parks along the rocky ridge of the Escarpment as it wanders through the core of southern Ontario.