Features of Our Area
Coté Terrace is located at the southerly end of the original Georgetown business district. Features of the area include a number of historic buildings, original Georgetown homes, mature trees and the Silver Creek. There are several municipal parks, the library, art gallery, theatre and more to enjoy close by and they are briefly described below.
Other features of the area such as the 'Main Street Business Area', ways for 'Getting Around' some local History and additional features are provided on other pages from the 'dropdown' menu under 'Area Features'.
Cedarvale Park is just across Maple Avenue. It is a municipal park maintained by the Town of Halton Hills. It has many amenities including plastic playground equipment, soccer fields, natural areas, a hiking trail along Silver Creek, a toboggan hill and off leash dog park, as well as benches and picnic tables to sit and enjoy the outdoors.
Buildings in the park are home to the Credit Valley Artisans, a nursery school, and numerous other activities. For many years the park has been home to the ‘Classics for Cancer’ car show on Father’s Day as well as other similar special events
Halton Hills Public Library at the corner of Market Street and Church Street is about ¼ mile (450m) from Coté Terrace. Original constructed as the Congregational Church in 1854 the building is a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture. It became the Town of Georgetown library in 1915 and has undergone many alterations and additions since to become the outstand facility it is today.
The library provides free access to best-selling books, eBooks and eReaders, newly released DVDs, CDs and more. The library has an excellent collection of reading materials, research facilities and entertainment resources as well as very friendly, helpful staff.
The building is also home to the John Elliott Theatre and the Helson Art Gallery. Collectively it is known as the Cultural Centre, operated by the Town of Halton Hills Recreation and Parks Department.
The John Elliott Theatre has become the principal home to Georgetown Little Theatre and Georgetown Globe Productions. Numerous community groups, entertainers and businesses have continued to use the theatre year after year due to its excellent amenities. Throughout the year the John Elliott Theatre plays host to various touring theatre companies, seminars and workshops as well as the previously mentioned local theatre productions.
The Helson Art Gallery is home to numerous original pieces of art donated by the gallery’s namesake Fred and Margaret Helson. The gallery hosts monthly showings of many local artists and clubs, as well as famous Canadian artists such as Robert Bateman.
The Georgetown Fairgrounds at the end of Park Avenue just off Charles Street is 0.4 miles (625m) from Coté Terrace. The Fairgrounds has hosted annual community events in the downtown area for over 170 years. From the Fall Fair, Highland Games, and outdoor concerts to baseball tournaments, there is something to entertain anyone and everyone. When there are no events taking place, it is a peaceful location with huge mature trees, walking trails, and a perfect place for enjoying the outdoors.
The Old Seed House Garden – Dominion Gardens Park located on Maple Avenue is ½ mile (840m) from Coté Terrace on the property of the former Dominion Seed House.
Dominion Seed House was one of the largest mail order suppliers of seed in Canada and the iconic mock Tudor building was a landmark in Georgetown. It became a tourist attraction that was known internationally for the quality of its seeds. The gardens on the site now contain many of the same plants once propagated on the property for seed.
The Garden has a gazebo and benches to sit and enjoy the plants and the butterflies and birds they attract.
The Park area has a 'splash pad' and play areas for children.
Leading up to Christmas the site is home to a 'Light Up the Hills' display that is a project of local volunteers. The display that grows and changes year to year attracts people from all over to admire their work.
Remembrance Park is located on James Street just west of Main Street in downtown Georgetown. It is just over ½ mile (870m) from Coté Terrace. Remembrance Park is dedicated in memory of those who served to give us the peace and quality of life we enjoy today. A fountain, benches and floral gardens are maintained with assistance from the Dutch Canadian Remembrance Committee and make the park a special place to visit.
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 120 is located a short walk from Remembrance Park and is about 1/3 mile (525m) from Coté Terrace.
Hillsview Active Living Centre (Georgetown) is operated by the Town of Halton Hills Recreation Department for seniors. It is located on Guelph Street 1.8 miles (2.9km) from Coté Terrace. It is a welcoming and friendly place for older adults to enjoy life in good company. With the $35 per year membership fee, Hillsview Active Living members enjoy many benefits including:
Reduced fees for active living programs, travel and meals
Recreation programs, passes, drop-in and social activities
Lunch-and-learns and special presentations
Rewarding volunteer opportunities
Five newsletters per year and access to Facebook community
Access to lending library for books and technology
For additional information about Hillsview Active Living visit the facility or visit their website at www.haltonhills.ca/50Plus