In conclusion, our MCE GIS model for siting an industrial park in the Halton Region was comprised of several different factors which are either criteria or constraints, that were deemed influential in the siting of an industrial park and are relevant to the Halton Region. Running the MCE model, the results show that the number of sites found were limited greatly by the variables that were selected. The MCE results show that the most suitable sites are found surrounding Milton, Halton Hills and Georgetown for both environmental and economic models, however the environmentally conscientious has far more suitable locations with the required 50 hectares than the economic feasibility model. The changes are likely due to the differences in the importance of farmland in the model. The environmental perspective has farmland more suitable whereas the economic has it much less suitable. Since a large majority of the Halton Region’s rural area is farmland this made a large change in overall suitability.
Overall, the study was successful in finding the potential best sites for a new industrial park in the Halton Region. However, the results shown here are potential recommendations a developer or government body can look to. In future projects on this subject we would recommend looking at the cost of each land parcel that falls within each of the best sites to help decide the best site. Lastly, we would recommend that these future projects have different suitability’s based on the viewpoint of the project, similar to what was done with our economic and environmental perspective models.