For one of the youngest, most educated communities in Canada, working smarter isn’t just a goal — it’s a necessity. For several years, Milton has been integrating smart initiatives and leveraging technology to make the community more efficient and sustainable, while attracting the types of businesses and labour force that fuel innovation.

As the Town continues to tell these stories of innovation, behind the scenes, Milton has been investing in energy-saving solutions and intuitive technology to keep its community safe and better connected.

The Town recognizes that building a more intelligent community is a long-term goal that involves both small and large initiatives, but collectively, all its efforts focus on the same outcome — improving the overall quality of life in Milton.

Some of Milton’s smart initiatives include upgrades to wi-fi in the downtown core, improvements to digital customer service, interactive GIS and smart sensor integration, smart traffic management technology, data-driven emergency service enhancements, and energy-efficient solutions for community facilities.

As a regional hub for local businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs, the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre has been instrumental in attracting and developing ventures to enhance smart initiatives in the community. Through partnerships with organizations like 3OpenLabs and Tech Data, the Centre is enabling pilot projects for smart vehicle tracking and inviting the expertise in artificial intelligence, IoT, and open data to grow within the community.

As the Town welcomes leading academic and research institutions like Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College, opportunities to explore and participate in projects that will enhance Milton’s portfolio of smart city initiatives will continue to expand.

Coupled with the fact that Milton is centrally located along Ontario’s Innovation Corridor, growing smart is a natural evolution for this community.