Milton is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario Province. Part of the Halton region, Milton is a thriving town next to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve. Milton is only minutes away from the world-renowned Bruce Trail.
In order to reach Milton, travelers on the road could go west from Toronto on Highway 401 for 40 kilometres. The town could likewise be reached by GO Transit commuter trains and buses.
The city of Milton became recognized as the fastest growing town in Canada after the 2006 Census revealed that Milton's population had increased 71 percent between the years 2001 and 2006. During the year 2006 the population was 53,939. When the 2011 Census figures are accessible, it is expected that the city of Milton will show a population of more than 82,000. The city of Milton has amongst the highest household incomes in the Greater Toronto Area.
The city of Milton attracts a lot of tourists to its Fairgrounds every Labour Day weekend with an event referred to as Steam-Era, a yearly show produced by the Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association. Steam-Era features demonstrations of 19th century steam engines and antique cars, tractors and stationary engines exhibits. Agricultural exhibits show rural life as it was lived a century ago.
The traditional fall fair within Milton, held annually at the end of September is another famous event. Featured at this show is an agricultural show, demolition derby, livestock, midway, entertainment and much more. The Milton Fall Fair dates back at least 60 years. The Milton Fairgrounds are located within the historic downtown core.
There's no need to wait for the fall fair to enjoy the fruits of local agriculture. Every Saturday morning, starting from May to October, a section of Main Street is closed off to allow area farmers to install shop at the Milton Farmers' Market. flowers, fresh produce and crafts are sold at the market.