We Make Milton - Official Plan project

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The Feedback Forum tool at the bottom of the page remains open throughout the duration of the project. Community members and stakeholders are welcome to share any thoughts, comments, or ideas at any time, on any policy topic. We value your input. The community's feedback is important to us, and will be incorporated into the final Official Plan policies.

Big questions: Living in Milton

We Make Milton is moving forward with Council-endorsed policy directions for the Living in Milton theme – which includes topics that impact the everyday life of residents and address important community issues. These topics are affordability and housing choice, climate change and resiliency, history and cultural heritage, parks and recreation, places of worship, rural living, urban design, and youth.

Thank you to all those who shared their feedback on these Living in Milton policy topics. For details about the Living in Milton policy topics, read the Introduction report, Background and Information report and Big Questions report in the document library or watch the explanatory video series.

In 2021, Milton Council endorsed a modern, forward-looking land-use vision for the new Official Plan that reflects our diverse, young and innovative community. All policy considerations for this project were developed to reflect, and align with, the vision: ‘Milton 2051: Choice Shapes Us. In 2051, Milton offers a diversity of options for how and where we live, work, move and grow. As we evolve, choice is what shapes us.’

Next steps

Engagement opportunities for the remaining We Make Milton policy themes (Growing in Milton, Moving in Milton, and Working in Milton) will take place later this year.

Meet the Miltons

Watch this video to meet the Miltons and their friends. They are proud and active members of our community that live around Milton and have different local interests. They are getting involved in the new Official Plan project, a policy initiative that will manage Milton's growth for the next 20 years. Through the We Make Milton engagement process, the new Official Plan's modern land-use vision and framework will be crafted locally, in partnership with the community.

Subscribe to the We Make Milton email list to receive project updates

The Feedback Forum tool at the bottom of the page remains open throughout the duration of the project. Community members and stakeholders are welcome to share any thoughts, comments, or ideas at any time, on any policy topic. We value your input. The community's feedback is important to us, and will be incorporated into the final Official Plan policies.

Big questions: Living in Milton

We Make Milton is moving forward with Council-endorsed policy directions for the Living in Milton theme – which includes topics that impact the everyday life of residents and address important community issues. These topics are affordability and housing choice, climate change and resiliency, history and cultural heritage, parks and recreation, places of worship, rural living, urban design, and youth.

Thank you to all those who shared their feedback on these Living in Milton policy topics. For details about the Living in Milton policy topics, read the Introduction report, Background and Information report and Big Questions report in the document library or watch the explanatory video series.

In 2021, Milton Council endorsed a modern, forward-looking land-use vision for the new Official Plan that reflects our diverse, young and innovative community. All policy considerations for this project were developed to reflect, and align with, the vision: ‘Milton 2051: Choice Shapes Us. In 2051, Milton offers a diversity of options for how and where we live, work, move and grow. As we evolve, choice is what shapes us.’

Next steps

Engagement opportunities for the remaining We Make Milton policy themes (Growing in Milton, Moving in Milton, and Working in Milton) will take place later this year.

Meet the Miltons

Watch this video to meet the Miltons and their friends. They are proud and active members of our community that live around Milton and have different local interests. They are getting involved in the new Official Plan project, a policy initiative that will manage Milton's growth for the next 20 years. Through the We Make Milton engagement process, the new Official Plan's modern land-use vision and framework will be crafted locally, in partnership with the community.

Subscribe to the We Make Milton email list to receive project updates

What does 'Choice Shapes Us' mean to you?

After reading our proposed planning vision statement on this page (scroll up), we'd like to hear what it means to you. When you think about the future of Milton, what does "Choice Shapes Us" mean to you, to your friends and to your family? Take a few moments to share your ideas below.   


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    A walk through the Escarpment View Lands in 2030.

    by Wendy, over 1 year ago

    It is a sunny Saturday afternoon in August, 2030. I’m waiting for some friends at the new picnic area on what was the former Jannock brick property. We have decided to check out the new “gateway” park.

    I have arrived early. I want time with my memories before my friends get here. I was here with my grandmother many years ago. We harvested giant puffballs before the New Tremaine Road was built. Gran had shown me where one of a few brick plant used to be. She described how she had watched the land change over forty years, the trees... Continue reading

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    Spiritual/Prayer Spaces added to Public Spaces

    by Tabassum, over 1 year ago

    Milton is a beautiful and diverse Town to live in. I would love to see spiritual/prayer rooms added to public spaces such as community centres, libraries, the hospital and so forth, so that members of any faith group can utilize and take advantage of when they are in these spaces. This would allow members of any faith group to practice their religion freely in a designated area in the public space & this would create a sense of inclusion in Milton.

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    Sports and recreational activities for all ages

    by NaeemKhiyani, over 1 year ago

    Milton is growing and has been welcoming new families from different cultures and backgrounds. Milton has provided several indoor and outdoor activities for Miltonians of all ages, however with many new families are moving in, sports facilities are in the high demand.

    We would need more grounds with sports activities and indoor racketball courts.

    Milton would also need to have more cultural events to engage new families, and it would be considered as a framework to provide networking opportunities and to make new friends.

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    Outdoor Recreation

    by Snops7, over 1 year ago

    My wife, 2 young children and myself moved out to Milton to be closer to outdoor recreation opportunities. Our town is in a unique position within the GTA to be tapping into this unrealized potential with the proximity to the Escarpment (several Conservation Halton Parks within the Town's Borders) and other town assets such as the Velodrome that encourage outdoor recreation.

    Outdoor recreation is different than Parks and Recreation.

    The activities that make up outdoor recreation are hunting, fishing, camping, off roading, motor cycling, snow sports, water sports, trail sports and wildlife viewing. According to the Canadian Outdoor Recreation Trade... Continue reading

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    Youth and Lower income community members are important too!

    by KP05, almost 2 years ago
    It came to my attention while reading the report that affordable housing, and supporting our youth came last on the list. This to me is a huge mistake. The youth of today, are our adults of tomorrow. If they do not have the supports and resources they need to be healthy, both mentally and physically we are going to run into more problems further down the line.


    As for affordable housing, that to me means that it's affordable for single income families as well. Take for example the amount of single parents who live in Milton. And how they are... Continue reading

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    Triple Bottom Line

    by MiltonSciMom, almost 2 years ago

    I would like to see more commitment to sustainable development as we move forward and looking at projects through the valuation of ecosystem services and a triple bottom line sustainability lens. It would be nice if there was more longterm, forward thinking considerations.

    As a Mom who spent countless hours commuting to work and driving around to take kids to activities, get groceries, etc. when looking at current development proposals, I would like to see our town moving away from car-centric sprawl and creating more connected bike and active transport routes that are protected or completely separate from cars and... Continue reading

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    Transit systems

    by Greener, almost 2 years ago

    , I was in the public transit industry for 15 years I hate to say this as the community grows have we thought about how how inefficient the transit system is .


    It has no good connections, old buses , small garage can’t grow I would suggest Milton transit Oakville Burlington come under one umbrella as halton transit and build rapid ways or in the next 5 years it is going to get messy. More connections with are surrounding borders mi way , Brampton etc.

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    Let’s think before we build

    by jemharris1975, almost 2 years ago

    With each new development I can’t help but see that each new subdivision, the final result is a carbon copy of the last. Same houses, same plazas, same stores, same roads etc. The design of these new communities have no character. Because we live at the foot of such a beautiful landscape (the escapement) we could do a better job planning unique and thoughtfully planned neighborhoods. Our streetscapes are very cold and they are not maintained. Look at other cities such as Guelph, they do a great job of preserving the natural habitat of surrounding areas within their neighborhoods while... Continue reading

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    Growing Together

    by mereg79, almost 2 years ago

    As Milton continues to grow I want to make sure that plans are made so that:

    - greenspace is protected and prioritized

    - there is a variety of housing options that consider affordability and different demographics

    - neighborhoods are built with adequate parking in single family homes (when only 1 spot us available it results in unsightly parking on lawns or unsafe parking below the sidewalk)

    - small businesses flourish because bigger businesses are here too

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    The way forward!

    by Marie Clements, almost 2 years ago
    I moved to Milton three years ago from St. Catherines. I am just totally blown away by the growth and cultural diversity in Milton. There’s a positive vibe here, created by the growth and cultural diversity of some many you g families. Beautifully located, Milton sits on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment.
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