Reimagining Main Street East

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In the Town of Milton, Main Street East connects the community and cultural arts district in the east to historic downtown Milton in the west. It is envisioned as a landmark street and a central focus in our community.

The Milton GO Station is a significant asset on Main Street East, which will be the hub of transit-oriented design in the decades ahead.

Background

To prepare for this, in 2020, the Town of Milton completed a Mobility Hub Study with key recommendations to transform the Milton GO Station district into Uptown: The Hub of Possibility.

In 2022, Milton Council approved policies to deliberately manage Uptown’s growth and the development of buildings, homes, businesses, roads, sidewalks and public spaces in the area. The policy solutions include details like building heights, density, land use, parking, urban design and open space.

Preparing for change

Aligned with the Mobility Hub Study, the local Official Plan and new development, the Town has initiated a phased approach Main Street East’s reconfiguration and streetscape improvement.

A series of key opportunities for Main Street East have been identified:

  • Transition from an automobile-oriented street to a green corridor, supporting seamless movement between all modes of transportation and placing special priority on accessibility and safety.
  • Enhance the public realm along Main Street East through widened sidewalks, cycling infrastructure and active building frontages.
  • Serve as a green corridor prioritizing cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Create more welcoming and functional spaces.

Reimagining Main Street East will establish the principles and components to guide the collective vision, future design and reconstruction of the Main Street East corridor between Ontario Street and Thompson Road.

In the Town of Milton, Main Street East connects the community and cultural arts district in the east to historic downtown Milton in the west. It is envisioned as a landmark street and a central focus in our community.

The Milton GO Station is a significant asset on Main Street East, which will be the hub of transit-oriented design in the decades ahead.

Background

To prepare for this, in 2020, the Town of Milton completed a Mobility Hub Study with key recommendations to transform the Milton GO Station district into Uptown: The Hub of Possibility.

In 2022, Milton Council approved policies to deliberately manage Uptown’s growth and the development of buildings, homes, businesses, roads, sidewalks and public spaces in the area. The policy solutions include details like building heights, density, land use, parking, urban design and open space.

Preparing for change

Aligned with the Mobility Hub Study, the local Official Plan and new development, the Town has initiated a phased approach Main Street East’s reconfiguration and streetscape improvement.

A series of key opportunities for Main Street East have been identified:

  • Transition from an automobile-oriented street to a green corridor, supporting seamless movement between all modes of transportation and placing special priority on accessibility and safety.
  • Enhance the public realm along Main Street East through widened sidewalks, cycling infrastructure and active building frontages.
  • Serve as a green corridor prioritizing cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Create more welcoming and functional spaces.

Reimagining Main Street East will establish the principles and components to guide the collective vision, future design and reconstruction of the Main Street East corridor between Ontario Street and Thompson Road.

Page last updated: 16 Nov 2023, 01:36 PM