I live in a small southwestern Ontario town called Acton, situated between Georgetown and Guelph, Ontario. There are three traffic lights in our little town. We have one grocery store, a hardware store, two drug stores, a new library and a number of small shops on the main street, ie wool shop, consignment stores, Salvation Army Thrift Store, furniture store, hair dressers, etc.. A few years ago Giant Tiger came to Acton. Major shopping centers are 20-30 mins away, which makes you think twice before going shopping. Acton is also home to the Old Hide House – a leather goods store.
Acton is about 200 years old. Tanning was the main industry starting in the mid 1800s until the 1980’s which gave Acton it’s nickname of Leathertown. Many of the businesses during that time supported the leather industry. Now the town is more of a commuter town – a lot of people drive out of town for work, including me.
The population of Acton is now about 10,000 people. It has grown quite a bit in the last few years as new housing developments are being built. It still has the small town atmosphere and every year there is the Acton Fall Fair and the Leathertown Festival.
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