The 2024 budget positions Milton to invest in the community and organization, while having immediate and future community impact. Using the areas of focus within the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan, the following 2024 highlights demonstrate investment in our community.

Invest in people

  • Investment in new staffing resources in priority areas (such as fire services, traffic and front-line customer service) as well as employee strategic development.
  • Investments to support recent non-union employee value propositions as well as collective bargaining agreements.

Innovate in technology and process

  • Continued implementation of a Human Resources information system.
  • Continued expansion and enhancement of the Town’s current automated vehicle location systems and fleet monitoring tools.
  • Replacement and upgrade of the Town’s property tax system.
  • Replacement of the Town’s finance system.
  • Continued progress towards next-generation 911 emergency communications and dispatch services.
  • Upgrades to networking, infrastructure, power and communications across all Town facilities.

Quality facilities and amenities

  • Additional staff resources to maximize the use of the Sherwood Community Centre and John Tonelli Sports Centre Arena.
  • Continued planning for the civic precinct in the downtown area.
  • Redevelopment of various parks (Melanie Park, Trudeau Park, Beaty Trail Park, Watson Park).
  • Design for Bowes Neighbourhood Park in the Boyne area.
  • Installation of 20 in-ground waste containers to provide additional capacity within various parks.
  • Planned improvements for recreation facilities (John Tonelli Sports Centre, Milton Sports Centre, Mattamy National Cycling Centre).

Connected transit and mobility

  • Investment in transit through the implementation of the Transit Master Plan and the purchase of buses for introduction of fixed route service in Boyne area started in 2025.
  • Road construction including the urbanization of Nipissing Road and Fifth Line (Derry to Britannia) as well design work to extend Louis St. Laurent (Fifth Line to Sixth Line).
  • Continued maintenance of existing road network through the annual asphalt overlay and expanded asphalt programs.
  • Investments in active transportation including new trails in the Boyne area and the construction of a pedestrian bridge in Walker Neighbourhood in Boyne.
  • Ongoing focus on traffic and road safety with installation of a new traffic signal at 5 Side Road and Esquesing Line, installation of pedestrian crossovers at various locations and a stop sign beacon pilot program.

Planned Community Growth

  • Planning for Main Street East’s reconfiguration.
  • Continued work on new growth areas in Britannia, Trafalgar, Agerton, Milton Education Village and the Milton Transit Station Area.
  • Continued work on the Official Plan update.
  • Collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College as new post-secondary educational facilities are introduced through 2024.