A list of retirement homes in Georgetown Ontario. *An asterisk on the right of each name denotes that this residence matches your search criteria from information provided from a previous year and/or little further information is available. Facilities listed without an asterisk, have provided detailed up-to-date information for 2017 .
222 Mountainview Road North Georgetown ON L7G 3R2
222 Mountainview Road North Georgetown ON L7G 3R2
Georgetown is located within the township of Halton Hills, Ontario, approximately 60km west of Toronto. As such, it is considered part of the overall Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The community was named after George Kennedy in 1821, an early settler to the area.
As of the 2011 census, the population of Georgetown is 40,150, and has been steadily growing over the years as new neighbourhoods sprung up. The oldest part of the town is located at the crossroads of Main Street and Church Street.
A new section was introduced after the implementation of the railway, at King Street and Queen Street. Following these areas, others were added, including The Delrex subdivision, Moore Park, and Trafalgar Country. By 1989, the Georgetown South subdivision began, and Georgetown has grown significantly since then.
In the mid-1600s, the Algonquian Ojibwa (also called “Mississaugas)”, moved into the area that is now known as Georgetown. By 1850, any remaining Mississauga natives were displaced to the Six Nations reserve.
The British government started buying parcels of land from the Mississauga Nation in 1781. Nearly five decades later, they bought land that would later become the townships of Nassagaweya and Esquesing.
In 1828, John Galt opened a road that linked the area’s settlement with other settlements in the area. Some time around 1837, the area became known as Georgetown, and in 1852, a railway route from Georgetown and Brampton to Toronto was announced.
It was in 1974 that Georgetown became a part of the Township of Halton Hills when it combined with the Town of Acton and the majority of the Township of Esquesing. The Regional Municipality of Halton was created that replaced Halton County as the Town of Milton and Oakville, and the City of Burlington were combined.
The Armenian Boys' Farm Home - In 1923, a group of 50 Armenian boys arrived in Georgetown from an orphanage in Greece. They eventually became known as the 'Georgetown Boys,' and by 1927, there were 109 boys in total. These orphans survived the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923. Thousands of Canadians raised funds and urged the Canadian government to bring them here. They lived onsite at Cedarvale Farm and were taught how to farm and to speak English. The orphans went on to live with farm families across the province and eventually became Canadian citizens.
Devereaux House - This brick 1½-storey farmhouse was built in the 1860's by the original settlers of Esquesing Township. The design of the house is the epitome of rural heritage of that time. The home is situated on land that was an operating farm from 1829 to the 1970’s, and was passed down through the generations of the Devereaux family.
Barber Paper Mill - The ruins of the Barber Paper Mill depicts the original established by a former United Empire Loyalist in 1823. Visitors can explore the history of the mill’s innovative use of hydroelectric power in North America, and was the first mill to use long-distance power.
Old Seed House Gardens - This 1.8 acre public garden honours the Dominion Seed House in Georgetown, which has been a haven for both residents and wildlife alike. The area features formal gardens, a dry- stone riverbed, meandering pathways, and a walled garden along the foundation of the infamous mock-Tudor Dominion Seed House structure.
Located west of Main Street in the downtown core, this park is dedicated to the memory of those who have served for the country. Benches, a fountain, and floral gardens are regularly maintained with help from the Dutch Canadian Remembrance Committee.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Gardens - These gardens feature a Children's Garden of the Senses that was inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's famous children's storybooks. Children can appreciate nature through the garden’s sensory qualities and fun activities.
THINGS TO DO IN THE CITY
Georgetown Market Place - Established in 1957, Georgetown Market Place started off as a simple outdoor strip plaza. Since then, it has grown significantly. By 1991, the Georgetown Market Place had been converted to an enclosed shopping centre, adding many more stores, of which now there are approximately 70. This helped to create much more variety and a diverse shopping experience.
Gellert Community Centre - Located in South Georgetown, the facility encompasses a large indoor swimming pool, three baseball diamonds, a soccer field, six tennis courts, and walking trails. It also hosts several exercise classes and various community events.
Georgetown Fall Fair - Launched in 1846, the Georgetown Fall Fair is held on the Friday to Sunday after the Labour Day Long Weekend. This annual event takes place at the Georgetown Fairgrounds and features carnival rides, rural contests, a tractor pull, and a demolition derby.
Georgetown Craft Beer Festival - Also referred to as "Head For The Hills", this annual festival takes place on the third Saturday of September, and is held at Trafalgar Sports Park. The festival showcases various craft brewers from all over Ontario, live music, food trucks, and games.
The Georgetown area has much to offer its senior citizens.
In May 2016 the Hillsview Active Living Centres received their second 3-year accreditation through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) under the person-centered programming standard.
Hillsview Active Living Centre is a non-profit organization and is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of adults through a lifestyle that embraces physical activities and social interaction. Health and wellness through ‘drop in” activities, trips and travel are just some of the things offered.