The City of Small Town Satellites is a collection of smaller villages and towns on the outskirts of the GTA. A little over one-fifth of the housing within this City was built before 1961, and a vast majority of housing is single-detached houses. A number of these towns such as Milton, Georgetown and Aurora have newer surrounding suburban areas that belong to other, newer "Cities." These communities are very stable, with only 1 in 3 residents moving over a 5 year period, and many residents are employed within the science and technology sectors. These communities are also defined by a high percentage of family households and a high level of residents with university education. These towns, on average, also are less diverse, with just 11% identifying as belonging to a racialized community, and only 18% of residents having immigrant status, compared to 45% across the GTA.


Halton Hills, Central Georgetown, Acton, Central Milton, Orangeville, Caledon Village, New Tecumseh, Central Bradford, West Gwillimbury, Linton, Central Newmarket, Uxbridge, Clover Ridge