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, the annual Canadian Old Time Fiddle Championship 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.




 A snapshot of data from Shelburne:


2016 Census Profile – Statistics Canada
Population 8,126
Median age of population 36.1 years
% of population ages 15 and over 80.2%
Total private dwellings 2,825
Population density per square kilometre 1,238.1
Land area 6.56 km2
Educational Attainment (2016 Census)
Total population 15 years and over 6,520
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,310
High school certificate or equivalent 2,060
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 410
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,570
University certificate or diploma or degree 605
Labour Force Activity (2016 Census)
Employed 4,010
Unemployed 270
Not in work force 1,750
Average Earnings $41,800


Primary Occupations (2016 Census)
Sales and service occupations 900
Trades; transport and equipment operators and related occupations 875
Business; finance and administration occupations 630
 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities 430
Occupations in education; law and social; community and government services 410
Management occupations 370
Health occupations 300
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 150
Occupations in art; culture; recreation and sport 60
Natural resources; agriculture and related production occupations 40


 Top Industries (NAICS)(2016 Census)
31-33 Manufacturing 740
44-45 Retail trade 555
62 Health care and social assistance 495
23 Construction 360
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 315
54 Professional; scientific and technical services 240
61 Educational services 225
41 Wholesale trade 210
72 Accommodation and food services 195
56 Administrative and support; waste management and remediation services 175
91 Public administration 150
52 Finance and insurance 135
81 Other services (except public administration) 125

Link to Stats Canada Shelburne Data