Town of Shelburne

The Town of Shelburne is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Southern Ontario growing at over twice the rate of the rest of Ontario. The explosion in residential development in Shelburne will add another 1500 residents to the almost 6000 currently residing in Shelburne by early 2016. This rapid growth has presented many opportunities for new businesses to serve these new residents, but there is lots of room for more. Shelburne is the urban hub for residents in the northern part of Dufferin County as well increasing the market to over 10,000 residents that frequent Shelburne for their weekly shopping and dining.

Shelburne isn’t all about shopping however, several manufacturing plants surround the town; KTH is the area’s largest employer with 425 employees who produce automotive parts for the Honda plant in nearby Alliston. Another major employer in the area, Blue Mountain Plastics has developed a unique and innovative recycling facility that recycles plastic from municipal recycling programs into new water bottles for their sister company, Ice River Springs. Their profile can be found here.

Shelburne isn’t all about work though and the annual Canadian Old Time Fiddle Championship just celebrated its 63rd anniversary and is still going strong. The event attracts fiddlers from all over North America including east coast fiddler, Ashley MacIsaac who joined in the fun in the annual parade.

The Town of Shelburne has plenty to offer your business and for information on current commercial and leasing opportunities, their business directory, available land or to view the community profile please visit the business section of their website. For more information on Shelburne visit their newly redesigned and easy to navigate website here.



Shelburne is home to many successful businesses including:


Blue Mountain Plastics

When Ice River Springs was scouting a location for its subsidiary Blue Mountain Plastics, they found the ideal location in Shelburne. More–>



Dufferin Windows

Dufferin Windows began in 1972 in  a 3500 square foot shop in Shelburne, where they manufactured custom wood windows. More–>



Holmes Appliances and Music Shop

Holmes Appliances started out more than 50 years ago, selling appliances and tractors. Now store stock includes musical instruments among other things. More–>



Ken Hall Art

Ken Hall brings different disciplines to his work as a sculptor. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and another in fine arts from the University of Waterloo. More–>



KTH Shelburne Manufacturing Inc.

One of Dufferin County’s largest employers, KTH Shelburne Manufacturing Inc. recently celebrated 15 years in the community. More–>



Fines Home Hardware and Building Center has operated in Shelburne for over 20 years providing one-stop service for all retail and contractor needs in lumber, building material, paint, electrical, plumbing, hardware, tools, outdoor and seasonal products. More–>


 A snapshot of data from Shelburne:


2011 Census Profile – Statistics Canada
Population 5,846
Median age of population 37.7 years
% of population ages 15 and over 78.9%
Total private dwellings 2,091
Population density per square kilometre 907.1
Land area 6.44 km2
Educational Attainment (from 2011 National Household Survey)
Total population 15 years and over 4,612
No certificate, diploma or degree 1.020
High school certificate or equivalent 1,275
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 600
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 880
University certificate or diploma or degree 585
Labour Force Activity (National Household Survey and Analyst Data)
Employed 2,675
Unemployed 230
Not in work force 1,450
Average Earnings $41,613
Primary Occupations (2011 National Household Survey)
Management occupations 200
Business, finance and administration occupations 345
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 60
Health occupations 80
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 290
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 45
Sales and service occupations 280
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 495
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations 55
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 85
Top Employment Industries (by NAICS) (2011 National Household Survey )
44-45 Retail trade 410
31-33 Manufacturing 375
23 Construction 335
62 Health care and social assistance 290
72 Accommodation and food services 175
81 Other services (except public administration) 175
54 Professional, scientific and technical services 155
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 145
56 Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 145
91 Public administration 140
41 Wholesale trade 130
61 Educational services 120


Link to Stats Canada Shelburne Data

Link to National Household Survey Shelburne Data