Rural Agricultural Strategy

Halton Region is developing a Rural Agricultural Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to identify how the Region can, within its mandate and resources, support the long-term sustainability of the rural economy. This includes; farms and farm support businesses, on-farm businesses secondary to a farming operation, non-agricultural uses in rural hamlets and clusters, and cottage industries and home occupations.

The Halton Region Rural Agricultural Strategy Background Report (PDF file) (Appendices (PDF file)) will inform the development of the strategy, which contains a comprehensive analysis of the agricultural and rural areas in Halton Region. This analysis includes hamlets and rural clusters, identification of specific needs and challenges facing farmers and rural businesses, a review of legislation, regulation, policies and plans, an environmental scan of best practices and programs and a SWOT analysis for agriculture and the rural settlement areas.

Public Information Centre meeting

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, a Public Information Centre (PIC) was held to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the background report. If you were unable to attend, you can view a copy of the presentation below.

Comments on the background report will be received until January 22, 2016. If you have any questions or would like to provide comments, please contact: