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Welcome to Milton

The beautiful town of Milton is nestled on the Niagara escarpment and conveniently located 40 km away from the heart of downtown Toronto. 

The History

The town was founded by the Martin family, who immigrated to Canada in 1918 and set up a gristmill using the power of the 16 Mile Creek. It wasn’t long before their success drew many others to the settlement, and the bustling new town was born. Interesting fact: Milton is named after John Milton, one of the Martin family’s favourite poets.

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The Homes

The housing scene in Milton is as diverse as its population. New developments are currently in the works, including high-rise condos, townhouses and single-family homes. Plus, you’ll find several beautifully upgraded Victorian houses along the streets of Old Milton.



The Lifestyle

Today, Milton is a modern, fast-growing city full of modern conveniences, but you can still sense its historic charm. If you love history, take a stroll through Mill Pond, which once powered the gristmill that started the town. The art scene rivals that of Toronto and includes local artists, musicians and entertainers. In the downtown core, you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants, theatres and festivals to keep you busy. Milton is convenient for commuters, with easy access to Toronto, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton.

The Sights

Milton is home to some of Ontario’s most scenic hiking trails, including Rattlesnake Point and the Bruce Trail. In the winter, you can enjoy the famous ski hills at Glen Eden. In April, Springridge Farms opens its doors, offering farm-fresh produce and delicious fine foods that are ready to eat.


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The Neighbourhoods

Need to find your way around? Here are some of the best neighbourhoods in Milton you deserve to know about:

Rural Milton

Dreaming of a home in the country? You can find lots in Rural Milton ranging from a half-acre to 200 acres, with everything in between. Life here is peaceful, serene and far off the beaten path.

Old Milton

The streets of Old Milton are lined with some of the best shopping plazas in the GTA. It certainly offers the best scenery, with the hills of the Escarpment in the background. You’ll find beautiful older-style homes with Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian architecture.


Dempsey offers the best commuting access in all of Milton. Right off the 401, you can often reach downtown Toronto in less than an hour. Everything you need is close by, including restaurants, shops and other amenities. 


Looking for a yard big enough for a pool? Timberlea is part of Old Milton, and as such, lot sizes are larger than average. Most homes were built in the 1970s and 1980s, making this one of the more affordable areas in Milton. It is an established area that borders nearly every other neighbourhood, and is full of trees and natural green space.


A new upscale neighbourhood in West Milton, Scott has views of the Niagara Escarpment that will take your breath away! With a high walkability score and excellent access to transit, getting around is easy.


Also known as Hawthorn Village, Harrison won the 2002 “Project of the Year award by the Ontario Home Builder Association. You won’t find many “cookie-cutter” homes here. Houses come in many styles and generous lot sizes.