How is Milton Today?

Milton Today

Milton has become somewhat of a boom town, growing from its humble roots as a small town of a few hundred people. Today the population of Milton exceeds 60,000. While Milton has grown a great deal in recent decades, it is still small enough to retain much of its small town charm.

Much of its historic main street remains intact, with buildings dating back to the 19th century. Downtown, you will find great restaurants, and an active arts community, with the Harrop Art Gallery taking centre stage. There is also a theatre company for youth. In addition to theatre, live music can also be found.

One of the biggest draws of Milton, however, is its spectacular nature. With many conservatin areas, camping grounds and parks, and the scenic Niagara escarpment, Milton is heaven for nature lovers. The Bruce Trail offers great hiking and even cave exploration at Rattlesnake Point.

To experience some Ontario history, Milton has the Waldie Blacksmith Shop, which is a museum that shows you how blacksmiths plied their trade. There is also the Country Heritage Park, which depicts agricultural and rural life over the past 150 years.

As for other amenities, there is the Milton District Hospital, and several places of worship. Milton is also conveniently situated along highway 401, between Toronto and Kitchener/Waterloo, enabling commuting to Toronto, or Kitchener/Waterloo.