Advanced Infrastructure

Why Halton - Utilities & Insfrastructure

Halton businesses benefit from full access to the services they need to operate smoothly and successfully, without undue interruptions. The Infrastructure Improvement Program continually invests in major projects to support growth and ensure the region is competitive for business.

Road infrastructure – Keeping Halton on the move

While traffic gridlock continues to disrupt urban communities, Halton Region remains the least- congested corridor in the Greater Toronto Area. Halton is investing $1.2 billion in its regional road capital improvement program over the next 10 years, including $289 million invested in 2013, which represented three times more than what the City of Toronto spent.

Ongoing investments in maintenance and safety programs will keep traffic moving safely and swiftly for commercial and passenger vehicles. Another measure to relieve congestion is Smart Commute Halton (external link) that promotes and registers carpools among an increasing number of regional businesses.

Read more about Halton's commitment to infrastructure investment:

Water and wastewater management

Halton Region is responsible for water services and wastewater treatment throughout the region. Over the next 10 years, Halton will be spending $2 billion to update and build new infrastructure for the water system. Visit the Halton Region Infrastructure Improvement Program website for more information and investment plans on –

  • Water mains and sewers
  • Water and wastewater plants
  • Pumping stations and storage

Local hydro utilities bill customers with water and wastewater charges on behalf of Halton Region, which sets the water and wastewater rates. Click here for information on water rates.

Waste management

Halton Region is also responsible for providing waste management services in the region. For information, please check the Halton Waste and Recycling Website.

Telecommunications

Halton Region is a technology leader with its highly-advanced telecommunications infrastructure. Broadband internet access is available throughout the region, served by several service providers, which offer options for high-speed connections. Over 3700 cell towers cover areas around Halton and Toronto.

With the advances in fibre-optic cable, FTTN (fibre to neighbourhood) is available throughout Halton, while FTTH (fibre to home) is now the latest standard.

Please contact the region's major communications providers for details on services and rates:

Electricity (hydro)

Local distribution companies provide electricity (hydro). These utilities also bill water and wastewater charges for Halton Region. For information on rates and other customer services, please contact the following utilities directly:

The Independent Electricity System Operator (external link) can provide information on electricity incentives and rebates. These programs are delivered through the local distribution provider.

Natural gas

For information on natural gas services, incentives and rebates for business, please contact Union Gas Limited (external link).

Halton's Economic Development team: Learn more about the region's local utilities and infrastructure improvements

Our Economic Development team works with companies to ensure utility services and infrastructure investments meet their needs. With our knowledge and our contacts, we can provide the full range of support services and essential information on Halton's access to major markets, economic trends, labour force, hiring, business costs, infrastructure, real estate and lifestyles.

For more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities, contact us.