Milton is situated in Southern Ontario and is part of the GTA. It is centrally located on Highway 401 and Near Highways 407, 403, 410, 427, 400 and just 20 mins from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Originally named Mill Town, Milton was made a town in 1857 and is now part of the municipality of Halton. Milton became famous when it was announced in 2006 that it was the fastest growing community in Canada. Growth in Milton exploded following the opening up of new development when Milton expanded it water and waste facilities in the early part of the 21st Century. The population as of 2016 is approximately 110,128 with an estimated growth of 228,000 by 2031
Things to Do
Milton is located adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO bio-sphere reserve and boasts many important heritage areas. Milton has double the green space and recreational space than anywhere in the GTA. 5 large parks are operated by Conservation Halton with the town limits. Hikers and nature lovers enjoy the extensive walking and hiking paths on the Bruce Trail which extends from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. Crawford Lake is a meticulously maintained Native heritage museum where visitors can view a recreated Native village. Mountsberg, Rattlesnake Point also provide extensive outdoor activities and great views over the escarpment. The Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre provides winter fun right in town and has an excellent ski school. The highlight of the Fall is the Milton Fall Fair which is now 60 years strong and features an agricultural show, livestock, a demolition derby and other traditional fall fair events.
When the “Big Pipe” projected was completed, bringing water to the town from Lake Ontario, the builders moved in, creating extensive new subdivisions around the town. Services have grown in Milton to serve the growing population. Milton has amongst the lowest residential and business property taxes in the GTA.