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The Town of Milton is actively engaged in a strategic project called the Milton Education Village (MEV), a comprehensively planned, 400-acre integrated neighbourhood located within the boundaries of Derry Road, Tremaine Road, and Britannia Road, and adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment. The MEV will include integrated transit, student housing, as well as residential, commercial and retail development.
The goal of the Milton Education Village is to bring a university campus to Milton, an investment in the talent and skills of current and future Milton residents that will translate into knowledge-based employment opportunities and job growth. The campus will occupy 150-acre site within the MEV next to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre to allow synergies between the campus and the facility.
The Town of Milton and Wilfrid Laurier University established a memorandum of understanding in 2008 (renewed in 2014), with the intent of developing a university campus within the Milton Education Village.
In the fall of 2016 the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development will announce a formal call for proposal process for a post-secondary campus in Halton or Peel. At that time, the Town of Milton will work with Wilfrid Laurier University to participate in the process and bid for a Milton campus that will accommodate 10,000 to 15,000 students.
In the meantime, the Town of Milton continues to work with Laurier on two key initiatives to create a presence for Wilfrid Laurier University in Milton.
The Laurier Milton Lecture Series provides an opportunity for Laurier to engage in a public dialogue with citizens of Milton on a broad array of topics. The series has been running annually since 2009 and is a collaboration between Laurier, the Town and the Milton Public Library. Lectures are held the second Wednesday of each month, October to May, at the Milton Centre for the Arts.
The MEV Innovation Centre is an initiative ecosystem dedicated to enabling an entrepreneurial culture for business growth, start-ups, incubation, intersection for innovation, education and training. The vision for the Centre includes four core services and features: collaborative space, acceleration/incubation, business services, and education and training.
Though distinct in function, the MEV and the innovation centre are cooperative and supportive in community building for a higher purpose, working with Milton's strategic advantage to capture opportunities of regional, provincial, and national significance.