Milton is a town located 40 km west of Toronto. Milton is part of Halton Region, and is on the edge of Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and the Bruce Trail. The 2006 Census showed Milton to be the fastest growing community in Canada, with a 71.4% increase in population between 2001 and 2006. As of the mid-summer census in 2008, Milton's population had grown to 72,500. While most of the development is suburban in nature, larger industrial lots are being developed closer to the Escarpment. The major industries in Milton are automotive, advanced manufacturing, distribution and food production.
Residential growth has increased substantially over the past several years due to completion of "The Big Pipe" project; designed to deliver water to the town from Lake Ontario. Since this time, Milton has continued to grow with new developments, including Hawthorne Village. Two new grade schools have been built as well as the Crossroads Centre shopping plaza that includes various major retail stores and restaurants. An eight screen movie theatre is operated by Cineplex Entertainment under their Galaxy Cinemas brand.
Milton has many conservation parks, campgrounds and recreational areas.
- Bruce Trail
- Conservation Halton
- Crawford Lake Conservation Area
- Drumquin Park BMX track & Oakville Model Flying Club
- Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre
- John Tonelli Sports Centre
- Kelso Conservation Area
- Milton Curling Club
- Milton Mill Pond & Rotary Park
- Milton Heights Campgrounds
- Milton Leisure Centre
- Milton Memorial Arena
- Milton Sports Centre Arena
- Mohawk Raceway
- Mount Nemo Conservation Area
- Mountsberg Conservation Area
- Rattlesnake Point
- Rotary Park
The Milton Fall Fair is held every year on the last weekend of September. The Fall Fair has been a tradition in the town for over 60 years. Events include: Agricultural show, midway, livestock, entertainment, the Demolition Derby and other traditional county fair events. The event takes place at the Milton Fairgrounds located in the historic downtown area of Milton.
The town has very easy access throughout the GTA by Highways 401 and 407 towards Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton, or by the former Highway 25 (Halton Road 25). Milton Transit provides public transportation service throughout the urban centre, as well as a feeder route for GO Transit trains and buses. There is close proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport along Highway 401.
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