Willmott is a new neighbourhood that is a full of amenities and built around greenspace. There is so much to see and do nearby!
Willmott neighbourhood has homes that started being built in around 2009. Willmott neighbourhood was built around an abundance of green space. Centrally located and easy to get in and out of Willmott and to the highways for commuters, but at the same time there is so much to see and do in this area that you have no need to go far.
Willmott community is home to the Milton Tennis Club – a non-profit, volunteer ran summer community club that is always welcoming new members. Their season currently runs from May until October with a future opportunity being looked into for a bubble installation to allow for winter season playing. There are 8 hard courts with lights, a clubhouse with kitchen, showers and lounge, Online court bookings up to 7 days ahead, an adult house league, junior house league and even intercounty tennis teams. Lessons and clinics are also available for all ages and even all levels of play.
The Milton Sports Centre is located just off Derry Road at 605 Santa Maria Boulevard in the Willmott neighbourhood. This facility includes a fitness studio, lap pool, play pool, concession services, a double gymnasium, four ice pads, elevated indoor walking and jogging tracks and a children’s activity room. This facility is also home to the Milton Springers Gymnastics Club which was formed in 1974 and is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing gymnastics programs to children and youth. The area they use in the facility is approximately 15,000 square feet. There are a few multi-purpose spaces available to use/rent including meeting rooms and even a banquet hall. The walking/jogging track is a great venue to be able to engage in one of the easiest forms of exercise and stay active – walking. Just 30 minutes a day helps to improve our health – and with a yearly pass of $5 – how easy AND affordable.
The Milton District Hospital is also located in Willmott community at 7030 Derry Road. This hospital is currently undergoing an expansion to meet the increasing care needs of Canada’s fastest growing community. This growth will allow the Milton District Hospital to have access to new technologies; and for Milton residents access to the hospital services they need close to home. This project is adding an additional 330,000 square feet of new space – more than tripling the size of the hospital, doubling its inpatient beds, and will be completed in 2017.
There are lots of opportunities for shopping and dining in Willmott. The Derry Heights plaza is located and the corner of Derry Road and Bronte Road and includes a pharmacy, doctors office, chiropractor, physiotherapist, bank, restaurants and more. Even a Tim Hortons drive thru. There is quite of few other plaza’s all also nearby featuring Sobeys grocery store, the L.C.B.O and The Beer Store. Thirst quenching locally owned restaurants/pubs such as Ned Devines Irish Pub – where you can experience authentic Irish Hospitality and Rad Brothers Sports Bar & Tap House – where two brothers who own this take pride in serving our community and help raise awareness and a momma who makes the best soup!
To learn more about Willmott and the amenities that make this such a wonderful Milton community please contact me.
Schools In The Neighbourhood!
There are many schools located in and servicing the children in the Willmott community.
Anne J MacArthur Public School is located at 820 Farmstead Avenue. Children from Willmott community that attend this school would do so from junior kindergarten to grade 8. Anne J MacArthur Public School is part of the Halton District School Board. This school has just over 1000 students and has been open since 2012.
Boyne Public School is located at 1110 Farmstead Avenue. Children from Willmott community that would attend this school would do so from junior kindergarten to grade 8. Boyne Public School is a part of the Halton District School Board. This school opened in 2015. Boyne Public School is located in the “Boyne Survey” a small hamlet on the north south route that linked the Town of Milton to Bronte Harbour. At one time the hamlet included a blacksmith, wagon shop, woollen mill, two churches and a school house. A post office was located in the area in 1862 where wagons would have stopped in when travelling between the harbour and Milton.
Located in the Bronte Meadows community and servicing Willmott – is Milton District Public High School located on Williams Avenue. This school hosts students who are in grades 9 to 12. There is a lot of history in Milton District High School, it opened in 1960 and can call Chris Hadfield, one of the first Canadians in history to walk in space, as one of its alumni.
St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School is located at 80 McLaughlin Avenue. Children who attend this school would do so from junior kindergarten to grade 8. St. Benedict Catholic Elementary school is a part of the Halton Catholic District School Board. This school opened in 2014 and is a part of the Jean Vanier Catholic School family.
The Town of Milton has a Catholic High School that is located in the Willmott Community. Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School is located at 1145 Bronte Street South. Jean Vanier was opened in September 2013 and offers grades 9 through 12. The school was named after Jean Vanier who was born September 10, 1928; a Canadian philosopher/humanitarian and the founder of L’Arche – which is an international federation of group homes for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.
PARKS IN WILLMOTT
Leash-Free Dog Areas and two of the largest community and neighbourhood parks in Milton – Willmott is a community built on parks and greenspace.
Leiterman Park is located at 284 Leiterman Drive. It is a wonderful playground, with a picnic shelter and walking path. A great place to bring the kids and take your dog for a walk.
Sunny Mount Park is located on Ruhl, just south of the Milton District Hospital. The park opened for use in 2014 with features such as a playground, basketball half-courts, picnic area and splash pad. The park is comprised of over 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds including natural and built historical elements. The original Willmott Farmstead farm house and barn remain on the property, making this location a very unique destination. Trails wind through the park leading you along paved walking paths and the original farm’s gravel driveway. When you head north, pass the farm house and enter a clearing to a leash-free dog park, the second one located in Milton and run by the non-profit Leash Free Milton. The views from this park are stunning – watching sun sets from here over the escarpment are magical.
Community Park is located in the Willmott Community at 805 Santa Maria Boulevard. It is divided into North and South areas. This park is home to the Milton Tennis Club with the Milton Sports Centre located just to the north of the park. This park includes a skate park, walking paths, beach volleyball, many sports fields, a playground with accessible swings available, splash pad, ball diamonds and picnic areas. This park spreads over a 7 hectare area – a wonderful greenspace.
Willmott Neighbourhood Park is located south of Derry Road and west of Bronte Road. This park includes a wonderful play structure, shade pavilion, trees and planted areas, multi-purpose open space, seating areas and lit pathways that extend to multi use trails for the Willmott neighbourhood. This park is large – approximately just over 2 hectares!
Check out the Milton Community Connections Map to see more about these parks and others in Milton.
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