Glen Williams is known as one of the last remaining Hamlet's in Ontario. Glen Williams is a unique treasure. It’s one of the last remaining hamlets in Ontario – perhaps in Canada – and a village with character and a true sense of community. Life in Glen Williams is reminiscent of simpler days. Nestled on the banks of the Credit River along the Niagara Escarpment, Glen Williams offers that country feeling though being minutes from downtown Georgetown.
Glen Williams is a historic hamlet located in the Credit River valley, along the base the Niagara Escarpment. Founded in 1825, many of the buildings in the hamlet are original and date back to the 1840s and ‘50s. Along with its picturesque rural setting along the Credit River, the distinctive character of the hamlet is largely defined by its heritage buildings. Life in Glen Williams is reminiscent of earlier times. Residents still gather at their local town hall, churches and schools for neighbourhood celebrations, meetings and important occasions. It is very much an involved, close knit and cohesive community. Glen Williams is a wonderful community to raise a family, minutes from Georgetown for all your shopping, sporting and community centre needs. Glen Williams also offers incredible green space for all your hiking, running and biking needs.
Arriving in Halton’s Glen Williams is like taking a small step back in time. Nestled just north of Georgetown on Confederation St., “the Glen” hamlet is an eclectic collection of narrow streets and lanes lined with trees and unique homes abutting the credit river. Built as a mill town as early as 1824, the hamlet has evolved into a close community that boasts ample park space, the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre and a British styled pub, all of which are year-round attractions for many visitors.
Glen Williams has escaped dense modern sub-division growth in favour of sprawling executive homes, and has maintained much of its charm and character from yesteryear. Historic homes dating back to the 1800’s dot the Glen’s undulating landscape, while traditional bungalows and two story homes on a variety of lot sizes and shapes add to the Glen’s unique charm.
Well situated in close proximity to schools (HDSB), shopping, restaurants and GO Train (Go Transit), the Glen is an ideal respite in an otherwise busy world - Quiet, friendly and unique.