News release

The Town of Milton’s new Official Plan project, 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.

At its meeting on June 20, 2022, Council discussed and provided support for a series of policy directions that impact day-to-day life in Milton, support a high quality of life, and create a sense of community. This includes mixed types of housing, climate change and resiliency, history and cultural heritage, parks and recreation, places of worship, rural living, urban design, and youth.

The policy directions were developed based on community and stakeholder input, provincial, regional, and local legislation and polices, and current planning best practices.

The We Make Milton project is based on meaningful community engagement. Its modern, forward-looking vision statement and guiding principles reflect Milton’s diverse, young, and innovative community. Policy directions for the ‘Living in Milton’ theme 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.’ The policy directions will serve as the building blocks for drafting the new Official Plan.

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. As we advance into the next stage of the We Make Milton project, there will be continued opportunities for the community to help draft, discuss, and refine land-use planning policies, based on these recommended policy directions.



“The Council-endorsed policy opportunities for the new Official Plan’s Living in Milton topics, like climate change and housing types, seamlessly align with the 2020-23 Council-Staff Work Plan. Through the development of a complete community, residents will have more choice when it comes to services, amenities and recreation – making Milton A Place of Possibility.”

- Mayor Gord Krantz, Town of Milton

“These approved policy directions pose critical questions about how to manage change and achieve our land-use vision ‘Choice Shapes Us’ as Milton continues to evolve and grow. They are questions that emerged from meaningful public consultation and reflect what is important to the community. Thank you to everyone who has shared input and stayed involved in the We Make Milton project – your feedback is important to us.”

- Jill Hogan, Commissioner, Development Services, Town of Milton

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