Milton, Ontario is Canada’s fastest-growing community and a place of opportunity for families, individuals, visitors and investors. Milton is a combination of urban and rural, modern and historic set in the locale of the Niagara Escarpment.
Milton is a town in Southern Ontario, Canada, and part of the Halton Region in the Greater Toronto Area. Between 2001 and 2011 Milton was the fastest growing municipality in Canada, with a 71.4% increase in population in 2006 and another 56.5% increase in 2011. In 2016, Milton's census population was 110,128 with an estimated growth to 228,000 by 2031. Milton is located 40 km (25 mi) west of Downtown Toronto on Highway 401, and is the western terminus for the Milton line commuter train and bus strip operated by GO Transit. Milton is on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and the Bruce Trail.
Nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, Milton is a preferred tourist destination, enticing more than 1.5 million visitors to the area each year. Also known as Escarpment Country™, Milton offers easy access for day tripping and weekend expeditions in a picturesque setting -- all within an hour's drive from Toronto.
For conservation fanatics, there is an abundance of parkland offering hiking on the Bruce Trail and the Niagara Escarpment. In town, take a relaxing stroll along the nature trails surrounding our century-old Mill Pond in the heart of the historic downtown area.
For sports buffs, Milton is a "perfect fit" for those who pursue a healthy and active way of life. Seasonal outdoor recreation such as swimming, kayaking, sail boarding and skiing is just minutes away off Highway 401 at the Kelso Conservation Area. Milton is also a golfer's paradise.
Whether you are a visitor or considering to relocate as a result of new residential and industrial development, consider the towns unique and country atmosphere as the place to live, work and play. Milton invites visitors to visit their fairs and festivals, explore an ostrich farm, gather fresh fruits and vegetables at a pick-your-own farm or plan a visit to the weekly Saturday morning downtown Farmers' Market. Discover an authentic Iroquoian Village at Crawford Lake and try at Mohawk Slots and Racetrack.
Milton's public elementary and secondary schools are part of the Halton District School Board. Milton's Catholic elementary and secondary schools are part of the Halton Catholic District School Board. There are also several private schools in Milton.
Milton has many conservation parks, campgrounds and recreational areas. The conservation parks in the Milton area are owned by Conservation Halton, a conservation authority.