Today, the Premier joined Milton MPP Parm Gill in announcing the development of two post-secondary campuses, along with a new long-term care home, and space for a hospice in Milton. This approval now means the decades of waiting is over and construction can begin.
Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College will each have a campus to Milton that will offer career centred and innovative education. Schlegel Villages will provide long-term care, including 192 new publicly subsided long-term care beds and a fully integrated village concept for the residents. The inclusion of a hospice means the hard work of the Townsend Smith Foundation to provide access to palliative care is coming to fruition.
Since 2008, the Milton Chamber has shared in the vision for the Milton Education Village (MEV) that creates new opportunities for education excellence while supporting the long-term needs of our community. The inclusion of the two post-secondary campuses at the Milton Education Village brings together education, research, business, and community services to make Milton the centre of advanced education and care.
Approval now means construction can now begin, and the decade of waiting is now over.
That means the Milton Chamber and our members will soon benefit from a pipeline for new employees, workforce training and development opportunities, as well as partnerships in innovation.
We look forward to working closely with Laurier, Conestoga, Schlegel Villages, and other MEV partners to ensure Milton is the best place to live, work, and raise a family for many years to come.