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In 1844, the name Acton was given to the settlement previously known as Danville and Adamsville. Acton was incorporated as a village in 1873 and had a population of just over 700 people. The Adams brothers, who were the founding settlers, named many of the Town’s streets after their family members. In fact, Zenas Adam’s home, built over 150 years ago, still stands at the corner of Main and Church Street East.

The largest employer in the town was the Beardmore Tannery, which opened its doors in 1865. At the turn of the century, the tannery had a combined floor space of nearly a million square feet.

Today, Acton celebrates its rich heritage in the leather industry by adopting the name Leathertown, made known by its most famous retailer, the Hide House. The building that is now home to the store was originally built in 1899, and acted as a warehouse to store the tanned hides waiting to be shipped out by rail by the Beardmore Tannery.

When visitors first step through the door, they are immediately overwhelmed by this striking, massive brick and beamed building, which has been lovingly restored to reflect a century of history. After browsing through the Hide House’s wide selection of leather and suede garments, furniture, giftware and accessories, be sure to view the history board in the main lobby.

When you take a stroll through Downtown Acton, you’ll discover an eclectic selection of specialty shops featuring everything from needlework kits to imported foods and chocolates.

When you’re ready to grab a bite to eat, Acton restaurants also offer a variety of delicious options. For a listing of local businesses, restaurants and events, pick up the Discover Downtown Acton brochure.
Just two blocks from downtown is the picturesque Prospect Park, surrounded by the serene waters of Fairy Lake.

Enjoy picnic lunches under the mature trees all summer. Bring your canoes and paddleboats to enjoy time on the lake. In the winter, both the park and the lake help bring Acton’s annual winter carnival to life.

Don’t miss welcoming autumn at the Acton Fall Fair. From Tractor/Truck Pulls to Equestrian and Livestock shows, competitions, and of course the midway rides and food.



The 39 Steps

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Downtown Acton

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Farmers' Markets

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Halton Hills Public Library

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Acton Winter Carnival

The Acton Winter Carnival is an annual winter celebration that brings the entire Halton Hills Community together!
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Acton Fall Fair

Welcome to the Acton Fall Fair - "The Best Little Fair in Ontario!"
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Leathertown Festival

The Annual Leathertown Festival turns 26 this year!
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Light up the Hills

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Splash Pads

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The 39 Steps

Celebrate Canada’s 150 with a theatrical staging of Mediæval’s latest production, “The 39 Steps”, a Murder Mystery Thriller Comedy written by Canadian Governor General John Buchan at the Acton Town Hall. Proceeds go towards continued community & youth theatre events in Halton Hills. Come out if you can! Family fun for all, and a retelling of a timeless story.

Richard Hannay is a lonely and bored Canadian, lost in London… that is until he meets the mysterious Annabella and his life is never the same. Hannay is informed of a dark conspiracy which he cannot believe until he meets the man with the missing finger and learns the fate of the country rests on him!

Featuring live music by various performers and guests!

Time: Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. One night only!

Doors Open at 6:30 PM.

Location: Acton Town Hall Centre 19 Willow Street North, Acton, Ontario L7J1Z6

Tickets are $10 per person; discounts apply for seniors and children under 12. Email andrewhilson@yahoo.ca if you would like to pre-purchase a ticket.

 

 


 

Downtown Acton

Most people you talk to say how much they love living in Acton. We are a small, close knit community where people still meet and greet each other o n the street. More and more people are moving from the larger metropolises to enjoy our small town atmosphere.

The Acton B.I.A helps to organize a wide variety of family-friendly events throughout the year, including: the Acton Winter Carnival, Canada Day celebrations in Prospect Park, the Leathertown Festival, and more!

To learn more about Downtown Acton and the Acton B.I.A, please visit the Acton BIA website



 

Farmers' Markets

Don’t miss our Farmers’ Markets that run from June to the October – Thursday afternoons from 3-7 PM (2-6 in Sept/Oct) at Bethel Church in Acton and Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Downtown Georgetown. The Farmers’ Markets are local gathering places where you’ll get service with a smile and enjoy the sights and sounds of a true small town experience.

For more information on the Georgetown Farmers' Market please visit their website.



 

Halton Hills Public Library

Our professionally-trained staff are online experts who take the search for information beyond Google. Every week, approximately 2,220 people come through the Library’s doors to enjoy our services, programs and collections, in addition to the more than 3,000 who visit through our website.

The renewed and expanded Georgetown Branch and Halton Hills Cultural Centre officially opened on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. This greatly improved, environmentally friendly and fully accessible facility offers enhanced programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the Halton Hills community.

The building has numerous green features— a geothermal heating and cooling system, thermally efficient exterior walls and maximum glazing on the south side; exterior windows oriented to optimize sun exposure during the winter; strategic design of interior spaces to bring in daylight; light sensors to optimize artificial lighting; energy-efficient lighting fixtures and reduced lighting power density; energy recovery ventilators (ERV) units; and low-flow toilets and plumbing fixtures.

Halton Hills Public Library officially opened its new and improved 9,000 square foot branch in Acton, Ontario on February 26, 2011 to rave reviews. The building is fully accessible and energy efficient. It maximizes natural light, uses a geothermal system to heat and cool the building, incorporates green construction materials and techniques and conserves water through low flow fixtures. The Acton Branch was recently awarded a Gold Level of certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Beyond the improved architectural and design features of the new space, the branch also boasts an ever-growing collection of electronic texts, more Internet stations (two express, three for children and six for teens and adults), more places to study (two study rooms and a community multi-purpose room) and two self-checkout stations for greater convenience.

To learn more, please visit their website .

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Acton Winter Carnival

The Acton Winter Carnival is an annual winter celebration that brings the entire Halton Hills community together!

This year the event will happen on the last weekend in January.

Come to the Acton Winter Carnival for some great family fun! Pancake Breakfast at the Acton Town Hall Centre, outdoor events at Prosect Park and Chili Cook-off and closing ceremonies at the Acton Town Hall Centre

To learn more, please visit the Downtown Acton BIA website.

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Acton Fall Fair

Welcome to the Acton Fall Fair.

September 15-17, 2017.
30 Park Avenue, Prospect Park, ACTON ON

Admission Prices (Prices include HST)

Adults - $9.00
Youths (13-17) & Seniors - $8.00
Children (5-12) (Children under 5 Free) - $4.00
3 Day Pass (three single day admissions) - advance sales only $20.00 – admission for 3 days/No refunds

Limited Disabled Parking - $5.00

3 day passes are advance sales only – Passes Available at: most local banks starting late August and Friday night of the fair at the gate house.

For more information please visit the Acton Fall Fair website.

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Leathertown Festival

The 2017 Leathertown Festival is Sunday August 13.

11am – 5pm

45 Mill Street East, Acton, Ontario

Located in Acton, Ontario and presented along Mill Street, the heritage of this festival is known well throughout the surrounding communities of Acton, Georgetown, Glen Williams, and many more communities that encompass the Niagara Escarpment. The festival features a wide variety of vendors, exhibitors, crafters, food, and artists We welcome you and your family to a safe place to enjoy a last bit of summer fun, and entertainment. We hope you enjoy yourselves and invite friends along!

To learn more please visit the Leathertown Festival website.



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Light up the Hills

Come out and celebrate the 10th Season of Light Up the Hills!

Bring your friends and family out for a fun evening of entertainment, treats, and lots of community spirit! "Ignition" is held in Georgetown, the site of the original "Tree of Hope" and is the start of an entire month of sparkling trees and lighting displays depicting the winter season. Come out early to take advantage of this opportunity to be part of something spectacular!

At 7:00PM all the lights will be turned on! Not only will the trees light up but so will the eyes of children and adults alike - it's truly wonderful! Walk around the park with a hot chocolate and other treats and take in all the spectacular displays. Santa Claus joins us see the lights go on, too!

Join us on December 1 and help us "Light Up The Hills"!

Can't join us on the 1st? Don't worry, the lights will be on for viewing every night until January!

For more information, please visit their website .

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Splash Pads

Splash pads are a family-friendly place for children to enjoy the warm weather in a safe and fun environment. Enjoy our splash pads in both Acton and Georgetown, open daily from the Saturday of Victoria Day Weekend to the Monday of Labour Day Weekend. The splash pad season may be shortened or extended depending on weather. Splash pads will be kept open as long as possible.

Splash Pad Hours: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Heat Alert Note: During a heat alert only, hours are extended to from 9:30 am - 9:00 pm.

Dominion Gardens Splash Pad, 135 Maple Avenue East, Georgetown, ON

The Dominion Gardens Park splash pad opened May 2009 and offers a range of new flower inspired water play features. Parking available at Christ the King School and Dominion Gardens Park parking lot.

Gellert Community Centre Splash Pad
Gellert Community Park Splash Pad, 10241 Eighth Line, Georgetown, ON

Providing an element of water play within the Gellert Community Park, the splash pad provides the perfect place to cool off after enjoying the playground, baseball diamonds and soccer fields.

Prospect Park Splash Pad
Superior Glove Splash Pad, 30 Park Avenue, Acton, Ontario

Located next to Fairy lake in Prospect park, the newest water play area has a fishing theme and boasts a range of jets and features of all ages.

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