The Milton Education Village (MEV) will be a dynamic urban district, where innovation meets natural wonder. This vision will be realized by the integration of leading academic institutions, outdoor recreational opportunities, views of the Niagara Escarpment, state-of-the-art research and design facilities and environmentally-conscious urban design.

The MEV will connect people, business, education and recreational opportunities through a fully integrated transportation system, accommodating public transit, vehicles, walking and cycling. With a mix of opportunities for young people to learn on-the-job and for forward-thinking businesses to leverage local students and talent, the MEV will be a centre for innovative solutions and education.

The area is 162 hectares (400 acres) of land centred on the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and bounded by the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area to the north, Tremaine Road to the east, Britannia Road to the south and the Greenbelt Plan Area to the west. 

Project status

Provincial announcement

On June 17, 2021, with the Ontario government’s support, the Town of Milton announced that a Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College post-secondary education campus, and a Schlegel Villages long-term care facility, are coming to Milton.

This announcement allows the following to move forward:

  • Post-secondary campuses
  • Long-term care
  • A high school
  • Housing choices, including higher densities with affordable options and student housing
  • A village core, anchored by the world class Mattamy National Cycling Centre, with a mix of development to promote innovation employment, walkability, transit use and the efficient and cost effective delivery of required infrastructure.

Secondary plan

The Milton Education Village Secondary Plan will guide the development of a complete community that blends post-secondary education with a mix of other complementary uses into a comprehensively planned neighbourhood.

The area will accommodate over 12,803 people and 2,500 knowledge-based jobs. The Secondary Plan provide the framework for:

  • A village centre and a neighbourhood centre with potential to accommodate up to 257,000 square feet of retail/service space
  • An elementary school, high school and park
  • Sustainable and energy efficient infrastructure that is efficient and incorporates green infrastructure and green building technologies

Secondary plan adoption

Milton Council adopted the Milton Education Village Secondary Plan at its Dec. 14, 2020 meeting, facilitating the development of a complete community that blends post-secondary education with a mix of other complementary uses, into a comprehensively planned neighbourhood.

Academic programming

Wilfrid Laurier University’s focus will be centred on planetary health with a problem-based, future-focused approach to learning. The university will offer programming, research and work-integrated learning in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts and mathematics) fields. This will foster new developments, community-industry partnerships, market-ready research, and job creation in areas such as clean and green technology, and sustainable development.

Conestoga College will provide a broad range of career-focused programs that align with the labour market needs to support area businesses and address current and emerging skills gaps. The college’s program offerings include health and life sciences, business, applied computer science and information technology, community services, engineering, trades and technology and creative industries programming.

Meetings and studies

Contact us if you’d like to request a copy of any of the staff reports, plans, studies and notices.

Council meetings

The MEV Secondary Plan's Official Plan Amendment No. 62 was approved by Council on Dec. 14, 2020.

Council endorsed the conceptual land use plan and policy framework for the MEV lands on September 10, 2018.

Community engagement

Milton hosted an Innovation and Future Development Fair at Town Hall on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, where we featured a display panel for the MEV Secondary Plan.

On January 31, 2018 at the MEV Innovation Centre, attendees asked questions, shared their ideas, and provided feedback that informed the planning process for the Plan’s area.

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