News Release

On Monday, June 13, the Town of Milton unveiled a visual symbol of the strength and courage of Residential School Survivors with an Orange crosswalk at the intersection of Mill and Martin St. The crosswalk serves as a commemoration of  the Victims, their families, and communities.

During this unveiling, participants and viewers heard from Indigenous voices in our community who reflected on the legacy of Residential Schools and displayed the culture, traditions and ceremony that has been passed on from generation to generation. Stories of strength, healing and resilience were also shared through song and poems.

Students, members of Milton’s Town Council, community members, and many of the Town’s partners, including Halton Region, Halton Regional Police Services, School Boards, Downtown Milton BIA, and businesses were in attendance to show their support and commitment to reconciliation.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in adding this important addition to our Milton community. This Orange crosswalk is a monumental recognition and will be a visual symbol of the Victims and Survivors of Residential Schools for many years to come.


“This orange crosswalk is a significant symbol in Milton that acknowledges the strength and survival of residential school survivors, and honours the victims, their families and communities. Each time I drive by or walk the crosswalk I am reminded of the role I play as an elected official, the role we individually play, and the role as a community that we have to truth and reconciliation.”

- Mayor Gord Krantz
Town of Milton

“Learning about the impacts of the Residential Schools is everyone's responsibility.”

- Sherry Saevil
Grandmother’s Voice and Milton community member

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