Milton (2006 census population 53,939) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, about 40 km west of Toronto on Highway 401, and is the western terminus for GO Transit's Milton Line commuter train and bus corridor.
A warm greeting from the Mayor of Milton...
Welcome to our Growing Community
Welcome to the Town of Milton, where a unique blend of town and country makes our community an ideal place to live, work and play. Nestled alongside the picturesque Niagara Escarpment, the Town of Milton offers old-fashioned warmth and hospitality to visitors, residents and businesses.
Resources for New Residents
New residents information package
This guide is a reference for new residents of Milton, and contains a list of services, important phone numbers and frequently asked questions.
Before You Buy
This guide helps homebuyers make an informed decision before they purchase a home in Milton. It includes information about surrounding land, parking by-laws, school and transit, and contact information.
The Place to Live
Milton is a safe and secure community where you can live life to the fullest, surrounded by the scenic landscapes of nature. From Victorian homes and rural estate subdivisions to a complete selection of brand new houses, there is a home to fit every lifestyle and taste. Milton also has one of the lowest tax rates in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Place to Work
Milton's location provides easy access to highways, rail and air transportation. Milton has a strong and diversified existing industrial base with water and wastewater servicing for new growth areas ? this is an ideal place to run a business.
The Place to Play
Milton residents seeking a healthy, active way of life can choose from a wide range of recreational activities. Visit one of the conservation areas where sports are offered for all seasons or visit one of our sports facilities where programs are featured for all ages. For the golfer, Milton and its surrounding areas are a golfer's paradise. For the adventurous at heart, rock climbing, triathlons, horseback riding and BMX facilities can be found right at your door step. Pick-your-own farms, historic museums, festivals, art galleries and quaint boutiques are just around the corner for your family enjoyment.
The Town of Milton has worked hard to position this community for substantial growth. Our organization takes pride in its business-like approach to governance, its history of sound financial management and the ability to manage growth. Forecasts indicate that Milton will grow to 106,000 by the year 2021. Our approach to governance and our sensible community planning are the cornerstones of our growth.
The past few years have seen significant changes and internal restructuring for the Town of Milton. Please read the Town of Milton's Annual Report(s) which reflect many of these changes.
The town has very easy access throughout the GTA by Highways 401 and 407 towards Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton on the town, or by the former Ontario Highway 25 (Halton Road 25). There are two key freight railway routes ( both by CN and CP ), passenger services from GO Transit, and VIA Rail passenger connections in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor in both neighbouring Oakville and Georgetown. There is close proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport along Highway 401 (under 40 km from 401/Halton 25 exit).