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Milton, ON

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 Pearson International Airport. Originally named Mill Town, Milton was made a town in 1857 and is now part of the municipality of HaltonMilton 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 2014 is approximately 105,000 with projected population figures to be 162,000 by 2021 and 238,000 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. MountsbergRattlesnake 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.

Real Estate

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. The average price of a home in the Halton Region in Jan 1996 was 237,215 and as of September 2014 it now stands at 630,516, an increase of 265%. The median age of Milton Residents 34.1, one of the youngest in Canada with the average family income being $114,495

Local Attractions

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The Town of Milton was created in 1990 and is made up of three main elements to incorporate the main features of the Town. The first element is the three barred form in the upper foreground of the Milton logo. Each bar in this shape represents one of the three components of a complete community 1) The left most bar symbolizes countryside and rural life, 2) the central bar combines the ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-11-26
What would you like to see in the new library on the west side of Milton.  Have you say and take the survey. http://miltonpl.2014branchsurvey.sgizmo.com/s3/ Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-11-24

Construction and Expansion

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According to a survey from the CMHC on the rental market, some pockets of the country now have as much as 6.9% of condominium apartments foreign-owned. The CMHC has for the first time, asked property managers to provide information on the total number of condominium apartment units owned by people whose permanent residence is outside of Canada. The survey found that Toronto's Core had a foreign ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-17
The Proposed 2015 Budget and Business Plan(PDF file) has recommended a property tax increase of 1.5% for Regional Services and a proposed increase of 1.9% for Police Services, resulting in a combined impact to the taxpayer of a 1.6% increase.. For all all of the details on the proposes Budget and Business Plan please visit  http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=127266 Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-17

Community Events

Milton Election 2014

Over 500 electors showed up to vote at yesterday’s Advance Vote! This Voter turnout represents an alomost 350% from the first Advance Vote date in 2010. To see a full list of Advance Vote dates and locations, please visitwww.MiltonVotes.ca. #miltonON

Coffee Meet and Greet on Friday 10th October Milton Seniors' Activity Centre

Fancy a Coffee and and a chance to meet some new Friends at the same time?? Then pop in and say hello at the Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre on 500 Childs Dr., Milton, ON on Friday 10th October between  2:00 - 4:00pm.  Meet new people and tap your feet to some music. Free of Charge Phone: 905-875-1681 for further details. 

All State Canada Food Drive in Aid of Milton Salvation Army Food Bank

Allstate Canada have arrived in Milton. To celebrate the opening they are holding a special event to help Milton Familes in Need. Please drop off any non perishable food items that you have to help the Milton Salvation Army food bank. There shall be food, drink, prizes and special guest appearances. Prizes include an autographed Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays Jersey. All State will match your donations by weight. So come along on Wednesday October 8th between 4 and 7 pm for fun, food and prizes at 71 James Snow Parkway, Milton

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Happy Chanukah: Find Out What Chanukah Is All About! Hanukkah or Chanukah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. Also known as the Festival of Lights and Feast of Dedication. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which usually falls in late November to January on the secular calendar.  In Hebrew, the word "hanukkah" means "dedication."    Chanukah ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-12-17
Want to relive your youth?? Recognized as one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s "The Dark Side of the Moon" will bring you back to the days when you would listen to an entire record. Celebrate 40 years of this iconic album as talented musicians perform the record live from start to finish – note for note, cut for cut at the Milton Centre for the ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-15

Family & Kids

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Family Holiday Art Workshop at the Milton Centre for the Arts. Get into the spirit of celebration with this short, fun-filled workshop where children will make themed creations and bring home their masterpieces. This Christmas event is open to all ages. There is a maximum of 4 family/household members,  and please include at least one adult. Starts at 10.30am on Saturday 20th ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-16
Want to relive your youth?? Recognized as one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s "The Dark Side of the Moon" will bring you back to the days when you would listen to an entire record. Celebrate 40 years of this iconic album as talented musicians perform the record live from start to finish – note for note, cut for cut at the Milton Centre for the ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-15

Parks & Recreation

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The snow is falling softly across Escarpment Country. Many flocks of birds have left or are leaving for a warmer climate, and all the leaves have fallen off the trees. The landscape may have sunk into winter hibernation, but Halton Parks are still open and ready for fun winter activities for you and your family. Take a look at whats on offer to you https://focusonconservation.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/top-five-ways-to-embrace-winter-at-halton-parks/ ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-11-26
Halton Parks are recommending that as of November 25, 2014 due to the high winds we have been experiencing that members of the public do not partake in hiking the trails at Crawford Lake at this time, as there may be downed trees and branches. Staff are currently inspecting all trails for damage and doing any necessary repairs. They will provide an update when the trails are cleared ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-11-25

Market Reports and Conditions

TREB Monthly Housing Figures Released 

TREB have announced that residential sales reported through the TorontoMLS system during the first 2 weeks of October were up by 12.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. Over the same period, new listings entered into TREB were up by a lesser 5.9 per cent.The average selling price for properties during the first two weeks of October was $583,719 – up by 8.8 per cent compared to the same period in 2013.

When it comes to Homes, Canadians are Clean Freaks

Some results from the Century 21 Home Critic Campaign to date have found that if your house has old flooring, just make sure it’s spotless. Uncleanliness tops home buyers' turn off list (60%), whereas dated flooring (40%) or bold paint colours (18%) have much less impact.

TREB Monthly Housing Figures Released 

TREB have announced that there were  a total of  8,051 transactions reported through the Toronto Real Estate Board in September 2014. This reflects a 10.9% increase compared to September 2013. The average selling price for September 2014 was $573,676 which shows an increase of 7.7% cent compared to August 2013. The average selling price for a home year to date is $563,813, an increase of 8.5% for the first 9 months of 2013.

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According to an article published by the Financial Post on December 12th the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is tripling the fee it charges some financial institutions to guarantee loans in the mortgage-backed securities market, a move that could end up costing consumers more. The move appears to be aimed at the government’s stated goal of reducing its role in the mortgage insurance market ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-16
According to the TREB Community Rental report for Milton for Q3 of 2014 the average price achieved for a 12 Bed Condo Apartment in Milton was $1,330 per Month while the average price achieved for a 2 Bedroom Condo Apartment was $1,513. Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-15

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Troy Newton open the doors to his Main Street Diner in August of 2005. Armed with a couple of frying pans and supported by his closest friends and family, he could never have guessed that his restaurant would grow into one of the most popular in the GTA not alone Milton. Troy’s Diner became the buzz of Milton and is still running stronger than ever. His unique “Coca Cola” red and white ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-16
Located ts across from the Superstore Plaza (on the North side of Main) this restaurant receives some great Reviews for their Food and Customer Service. People seem to love their Chicken on the Rocks with Garlic Sauce.  http://www.mrosmow.com/about Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-05

Schools & Universities

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Its that time of year again. Make sure you get your Flu Shot. The Halton Region Health Department is offering free seasonal flu immunization clinics to Ontarians 6 months of age and over at the following times and locations. No appointments necessary. For further infiormation on times and locations in your area, please visit http://www.halton.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=66811 Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-15
T.A. Blakelock High School 2004 graduate Paralympian Greg Westlake has been inducted into the Oakville school’s Hall of Fame, and is one of the highlights of his life. Prior to being officially inducted during an October ceremony, Westlake, 28, said in an interview that being inducted with other members of the Hall of Fame is “amazing.” The Canadian national sledge hockey star fondly remembers ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-09

Shopping

Milton Farmers Market

Milton Farmers’ Market has been supplying fresh produce to the people of Milton, Ontario, since 1972. It is operated by  The Milton Chamber of Commerce conducts it each Saturday from the month of May to October and is one of Ontario’s best outdoor Farmers’ Markets. Come along, Bring your family and see the best of fresh produce on offer!! From 7:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday on Milton's Main Street

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The final "Downtown for the Holidays" event will take place on Thursday 18th December from 6pm-9pm. Enjoy FREE horse-drawn wagon rides through Downtown streets,  Holiday music performed by Smash!, Extended hours and promotions offered by Downtown businesses, "A Frozen Christmas" hosted by So Charming, (Registration Required, call 905-864-6912 or visit socharming.ca for details), Beaver ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-16
On Friday December 5th at 10am, The Beer Store will be celebrating the re-opening of its newly redesigned location in Milton. The 6500 square foot store features a bright, fresh interior and approximately 274 brands of beer. Ted Moroz, President of The Beer Store, and Indira Naidoo-Hariss, MPP for Halton, will reopen the renovated Beer Store with a ribbon cutting ceremony. It Is Located at 1015 Bronte ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-02

Sports & Activities

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Milton has a Volleyball and Badminton Teams. There are so may activities for the young and not so young in Milton. Making a new years resolution to get fit and stay healthy then why not join one of these teams and get active. For more information please visit Milton Volleyball  Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-16
Conservation Halton invites you to embrace winter with its weekend Moonlight Snowshoe Hikes at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. The park will conduct the hikes on Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 throughout January and February 2015. Each hike will begin with basic instructions and some historical background on the sport of snowshowing, and will be followed by a guided trek around the Crawford ... Read More...
Posted by Colm Walpole on 2014-12-16
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