Milton Education Village Project Timeline

July 2015

Milton Council directed staff to work with Wilfrid Laurier University to establish a Laurier in Milton Campaign of distinguished partners interested in aggressively promoting the Milton/Laurier proposal to the Government of Ontario. It is anticipated that a new call for proposals for Halton and Peel will take place in 2016.

This direction followed the announcement in May 2015 from Reza Moridi, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, that the City of Markham's proposal for a combined   York University/Seneca College campus was the sole proposal to be accepted by the ministry's capital expansion process.  

March 2013

Laurier calls on the Government of Ontario to approve a Laurier campus in the Town of Milton

In March 2013, Wilfrid Laurier University released its 2013 pre-budget submission to the Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

The campus proposal notes that universities are a key element of the infrastructure needed for a growing community to thrive and prosper economically, socially and culturally. University campuses help diversify economies and build communities, and foster enterprise and opportunity.  

October 2012

Laurier made a submission to the Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to   commence the process of developing a Strategic Mandate Agreement. In the submission, Laurier articulated to the Ministry that as part of its "Institutional Vision, Proposed Mandate Statement and Priority Objectives,"a new Milton Campus is a high priority.

September 2012 

MEV Secondary Plan's initial public open house and presentation provided an opportunity for members of the public to discuss with Planning staff, the study process and initial results of the background studies relating to the Milton Education Village Secondary Plan. 

February 2012 

MEV Secondary Plan Study commences. 

January 2011 

Milton Education Village Partnership Program was signed between key players in the implementation of the MEV. This included an invitation to Sheridan College to become a partner in the MEV. 

December 2010 

Town secured ownership of campus lands; to be transferred to Laurier when funding is secured.

June 2010 

Boyne Survey Secondary Plan approved by Milton Town Council. The Boyne Survey Area is the third major residential phase in Milton and is located adjacent to the Milton Education Village site. 

April 2010 

Education Village Charette Summary Report released at public open house. 

November 2009 

In an effort to become more engaged in the Milton community, Laurier developed the Laurier Milton Lecture Series in partnership with the Town of Milton and Milton Public Library. The series consists of a free monthly presentation by a member of Laurier's staff/faculty on topics of varying interest.   

October 2009

Design Charette exercise was completed with key stakeholders, Town, Laurier representatives to create a vision for area. 

June 2009 

Halton Region approved the 400-acre designation for the Milton Education Village university campus, a research park, residential development and other campus uses. 

April 2009 

Town of Milton, with support of community partners, created "Laurier in Milton" e-Book to advocate for provincial funding. 

Spring 2009 

Town of Milton completed an Environmental Inventory and Assessment. 

September 2008 

Wilfrid Laurier University submitted a proposal for funding in response to the provincial government's request for information and proposals regarding long-term capital planning 

March 2008 

Town of Milton and Wilfrid Laurier University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intent of creating a 150-acre campus in Milton.