Regional Municipality of Halton

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and the Golden Horseshoe. Halton has been ranked by ''Maclean's'' national crime ranking report as being the "safest place to live" in the Greater Toronto Area, and one of the top 5 in Canada. Halton Region Ranked Safest Place to Live in GTA, Top 5 in Canada Halton Region experienced a growth rate of 17.1% between 2001 and 2006, and 14.2% between 2006 and 2011, giving it one of the highest growth rates in the country. Despite the unprecedented growth in residential development, agriculture and protected lands along the Niagara Escarpment are still the predominant land uses in the Region. History The Regional Municipality of Halton was established on 1 January 1974 as the successor to the former Halton County (Halton County, Ontario) by the ''Regional Municipality of Halton Act, 1973''. ''Regional Municipality of Halton Act, 1973'', S.O. 1973, c. 70 From 1 January 2003, it has been governed by the ''Municipal Act, 2001 (Municipal Act, 2001 (Ontario))''. ''Municipal Act, 2001'', S.O. 2001, c. 25 Until the 2000 municipal elections, the Chairman of the Regional Council had been appointed by the Ontario government. From that date, it has been an elective position. Joyce Savoline was the last appointed Chairman, and was elected and reelected as Chairman until her retirement from the position in 2006. The current Regional Chairman is Gary Carr (Gary Carr (politician)). Regional Council The Council consists of the elected Chairman, the mayors of the local municipalities, and regional councillors elected by wards from the local municipalities (who also sit on their respective municipal councils). The current membership of the council is as follows: class "wikitable" - ! Chairman !! Municipality !! Mayor !! Regional Councillors - rowspan "4" Gary Carr (Gary Carr (politician)) City of Burlington Rick Goldring :Rick Craven :Jack Dennison :Blair Lancaster :Paul Sharman :John Taylor :Marianne Meed Ward - Town of Oakville Rob Burton :Tom Adams :Keith Bird :Cathy Duddeck :Allan Elgar :Alan Johnston :Jeff Knoll - Town of Milton Gordon Krantz :Colin Best :Brian Penman - Town of Halton Hills Rick Bonnette :Jane Fogal :Clark Somerville Demographics It is categorized as a regional environmentally sensitive area, an Ontario area of natural scientific interest (Area of Natural and Scientific Interest), and part of the Niagara escarpment ''world biosphere reserve (Man and the Biosphere Programme)''. The conservation area contains Crawford Lake (Crawford Lake (Halton Region, Ontario)), a meromictic lake, which makes the lake a prime site for archeological and geochemical studies. The site was first discovered in 1971 after a study of the sediment of Crawford Lake. Using pollen analysis, reconstruction of the history of the area over several hundred years was possible. thumb left An abandoned section of highway lies in the bush next to the current route, north of Greensville, Ontario Greensville (File:Old alignment of Highway 5.png) Highway 5 serves as a short connector between Highway 8 in the west and Highway 6 in the east, essentially a continuation of Highway 8. This configuration comes as a result of the truncation of both highways. The removed sections were transferred to the jurisdiction of the City of Toronto, the City of Mississauga, the Regional Municipality of Halton, the City of Hamilton, the County of Brant, and Oxford County (Oxford County, Ontario) on January 1, 1998. Prior to that, Highway 5 followed a large portion of the ''Governors Road'' between Toronto and Paris.


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the community of Campbellville (Campbellville, Ontario) in Milton (Milton, Ontario), Halton (Regional Municipality of Halton), Ontario, Canada. It is categorized as a regional environmentally sensitive area, an Ontario area of natural scientific interest (Area of Natural and Scientific Interest), and part of the Niagara escarpment ''world biosphere reserve (Man and the Biosphere Programme)''. The conservation area contains Crawford Lake (Crawford Lake (Halton Region, Ontario)), a meromictic lake, which makes the lake a prime site for archeological and geochemical studies. The site was first discovered in 1971 after a study of the sediment of Crawford Lake. Using pollen analysis, reconstruction of the history of the area over several hundred years was possible. thumb left An abandoned section of highway lies in the bush next to the current route, north of Greensville, Ontario Greensville (File:Old alignment of Highway 5.png) Highway 5 serves as a short connector between Highway 8 in the west and Highway 6 in the east, essentially a continuation of Highway 8. This configuration comes as a result of the truncation of both highways. The removed sections were transferred to the jurisdiction of the City of Toronto, the City of Mississauga, the Regional Municipality of Halton, the City of Hamilton, the County of Brant, and Oxford County (Oxford County, Ontario) on January 1, 1998. Prior to that, Highway 5 followed a large portion of the ''Governors Road'' between Toronto and Paris.


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-550 pdf 97-550-XIE2006001.pdf title Portrait of the Canadian Population in 2006, 2006 Census publisher Statistics Canada date March 2007 accessdate 2011-10-13 In early 2012, the town's planner estimated Milton's population to be between 94,000 and 95,000. It is categorized as a regional environmentally sensitive area, an Ontario area of natural scientific interest (Area of Natural and Scientific Interest), and part of the Niagara escarpment ''world biosphere reserve (Man and the Biosphere Programme)''. The conservation area contains Crawford Lake (Crawford Lake (Halton Region, Ontario)), a meromictic lake, which makes the lake a prime site for archeological and geochemical studies. The site was first discovered in 1971 after a study of the sediment of Crawford Lake. Using pollen analysis, reconstruction of the history of the area over several hundred years was possible. thumb left An abandoned section of highway lies in the bush next to the current route, north of Greensville, Ontario Greensville (File:Old alignment of Highway 5.png) Highway 5 serves as a short connector between Highway 8 in the west and Highway 6 in the east, essentially a continuation of Highway 8. This configuration comes as a result of the truncation of both highways. The removed sections were transferred to the jurisdiction of the City of Toronto, the City of Mississauga, the Regional Municipality of Halton, the City of Hamilton, the County of Brant, and Oxford County (Oxford County, Ontario) on January 1, 1998. Prior to that, Highway 5 followed a large portion of the ''Governors Road'' between Toronto and Paris.


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right 250px Rattlesnake Point, near Milton, Ontario. The '''Regional Municipality of Halton''', or '''Halton Region''', is a regional municipality of Ontario, Canada, located in Southern Ontario in the southwest part of the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA"). It comprises the city of Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) and the towns of Oakville (Oakville, Ontario), Milton (Milton, Ontario), and Halton Hills (Halton Hills, Ontario) and is policed by the Halton

Regional Police Service . The regional council's headquarters are located in Oakville. The Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington are largely urban, while the Towns of Milton and Halton Hills to the north are significantly more rural. Together with urbanization in the neighbouring Regional Municipality of Peel, the urban area of the GTHA is contiguous all the way from the City of Hamilton (Hamilton, Ontario) to the City of Toronto, as is visible on satellite images of the GTHA

!! Regional Councillors - rowspan "4" Gary Carr (Gary Carr (politician)) City of Burlington Rick Goldring :Rick Craven :Jack Dennison :Blair Lancaster :Paul Sharman :John Taylor :Marianne Meed Ward - Town of Oakville Rob Burton :Tom Adams :Keith Bird :Cathy Duddeck :Allan Elgar :Alan Johnston :Jeff Knoll - Town of Milton Gordon Krantz :Colin Best :Brian Penman - Town of Halton Hills Rick Bonnette :Jane Fogal :Clark Somerville

Regional Municipality of Halton

thumb right 250px Rattlesnake Point, near Milton, Ontario (File:Niagara-Escarpment-Rattlesnake.jpg).

The '''Regional Municipality of Halton''', or '''Halton Region''', is a regional municipality of Ontario, Canada, located in Southern Ontario in the southwest part of the Greater Toronto Area ("GTA"). It comprises the city of Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) and the towns of Oakville (Oakville, Ontario), Milton (Milton, Ontario), and Halton Hills (Halton Hills, Ontario) and is policed by the Halton Regional Police Service. The regional council's headquarters are located in Oakville.

The Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington are largely urban, while the Towns of Milton and Halton Hills to the north are significantly more rural. Together with urbanization in the neighbouring Regional Municipality of Peel, the urban area of the GTHA is contiguous all the way from the City of Hamilton (Hamilton, Ontario) to the City of Toronto, as is visible on satellite images of the GTHA and the Golden Horseshoe.

Halton has been ranked by ''Maclean's'' national crime ranking report as being the "safest place to live" in the Greater Toronto Area, and one of the top 5 in Canada. Halton Region Ranked Safest Place to Live in GTA, Top 5 in Canada

Halton Region experienced a growth rate of 17.1% between 2001 and 2006, and 14.2% between 2006 and 2011, giving it one of the highest growth rates in the country. Despite the unprecedented growth in residential development, agriculture and protected lands along the Niagara Escarpment are still the predominant land uses in the Region.

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