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Guide For Moving to and Living in Milton, Ontario

aerial view of Milton, Ontario

If you’re moving to Milton, Ontario, you’re not alone. For years, Milton has been one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Every day, more people are moving to Milton because of its rural, small-town feel with all the amenities of a big city. Here’s a guide to help you get settled in Milton.


Milton City Services

Upon moving to Milton, you'll need to acquaint yourself with city services such as garbage, recycling and transportation. Milton’s trash collection is provided by the Halton Region and offers blue box recycling, yard waste and food waste collection. Halton also provides sewer and water services. Electricity is delivered by Milton Hydro.

For your transportation needs, Milton Transit provides bus service within the town and connects with the regional GO Train system for easy access to Toronto and the GTA.


Schools and Recreation

Milton is popular with families because it has great schools. The schools are administered by the Halton District School Board — which oversees 16 elementary schools and two secondary schools — and the Halton Catholic District School Board. There’s also a French-language school district. Notable schools are Chris Hadfield Public School, which received an impressive 7.3 rating from the Fraser Institute, and E. W. Foster Public School, which boasts high EQAO scores.

There are currently no post-secondary schools in Milton, but the Wilfred Laurier University Milton campus will open in 2024.

Milton offers recreational activities for children and adults of all ages, including skating, hockey, swimming and summer camps.


Healthcare Services

Halton Healthcare oversees medical services from the Milton District Hospital. The hospital gives you access to a comprehensive range of medical services, including cancer care, diagnostic imaging and maternity care. It has an emergency room and offers pediatric and palliative care.


Things to Do in Milton

Milton may have a relatively small population — just over 110,000 — but there’s no shortage of activities and entertainment. Milton has countless parks and trails, allowing you to explore and connect with nature. Milton is located on the Niagara Escarpment, so you can discover some amazing views while hiking, cross-country skiing or biking.

The Milton Farmers’ Market is a favourite Saturday destination featuring farm-to-table produce and products from local artisans. It operates on Main Street from May to October, and a winter market is held weekly in the Milton Mall.

Every June, you can enjoy the Downtown Milton Street Festival and take in some live entertainment and delicious local food.


Contact Local Movers in Milton

Appleby Moving & Storage Ltd. is a trusted local moving company that’s helped families move to Milton since 1983. We’re affiliated with Mayflower Canada, so we can provide seamless moves to Ontario from anywhere in the country. If you’re moving to Milton, contact us today for a stress-free moving experience.



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