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
Median age of population36.1 years
% of population ages 15 and over80.2%
Total private dwellings2,825
Population density per square kilometre1,238.1
Land area6.56 km2
Educational Attainment (2016 Census)
Total population 15 years and over6,520
No certificate, diploma or degree1,310
High school certificate or equivalent2,060
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma410
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma1,570
University certificate or diploma or degree605
Labour Force Activity (2016 Census)
Not in work force1,750
Average Earnings$41,800


Primary Occupations (2016 Census)
Sales and service occupations900
Trades; transport and equipment operators and related occupations875
Business; finance and administration occupations630
 Occupations in manufacturing and utilities430
Occupations in education; law and social; community and government services410
Management occupations370
Health occupations300
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations150
Occupations in art; culture; recreation and sport60
Natural resources; agriculture and related production occupations40


 Top Industries (NAICS)(2016 Census)
31-33 Manufacturing740
44-45 Retail trade555
62 Health care and social assistance495
23 Construction360
48-49 Transportation and warehousing315
54 Professional; scientific and technical services240
61 Educational services225
41 Wholesale trade210
72 Accommodation and food services195
56 Administrative and support; waste management and remediation services175
91 Public administration150
52 Finance and insurance135
81 Other services (except public administration)125

Link to Stats Canada Shelburne Data