This neighbourhood is the perfect place to connect with nature – sitting right at the foot of the escarpment.
Harrison neighbourhood is also known in Milton has “Hawthorne Village”. This area is located on the southwest corner of Milton and is located at the foot of the Escarpment. If connecting with nature is important to you or anyone in your family you would not want to miss living in this community. There are many hobby farms located nearby to do many things such as pick apples, fresh strawberry picking, and the ability to purchase organic meat, eggs and many produce items as well.
Harrison neighbourhood has an abundance of bike lanes and trails available for the person who likes to stay active in their own neighbourhood. The Milton Velodrome – also known as the Mattamy National Cycling Centre is located in Harrison neighbourhood. This centre was built in 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and is committed to continuing to meet the needs for cycling and sporting enthusiasts for years to come. The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is the only velodrome of its kind in Canada, and only the second in North America that meets top international standards. It serves as both a community recreation facility and a venue for provincial, national and international events. The Centre is being managed by experienced staff to ensure that it is a leading event facility that will attract significant sports tourism activity to Milton. Since opening its doors to the public in January 2015, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre has experienced significant utilization by novice, experienced and high performance track cyclists as well as Milton residents who have taken advantage of numerous opportunities to get active and enjoy the multi-purpose recreation facility for all ages and abilities. This facility also has an indoor walking track, many recreational activities and also fitness classes.
Another amazing development for this community is that it has been named the area that will be home to the planned Laurier University Campus… Milton Education Village (MEV). The goal of the Milton Education Village is to bring a university campus to Milton, an investment in the talent and skills of current and future Milton residents that will translate into knowledge-based employment opportunities and job growth. The campus will occupy a 150-acre site within the MEV, next to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre to allow synergies between the campus and the facility to occur. The Town of Milton and Wilfrid Laurier University established an understanding in 2008 (renewed in 2014), with the intent of developing a university campus within the Milton Education Village. The 400-acre integrated neighbourhood will be located within the boundaries of Derry Road, Tremaine Road, and Britannia Road, and adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment. The MEV will include integrated transit, student housing, as well as residential, commercial and retail development.
As an early introduction to the MEV, the Milton Education Village Innovation Centre was officially opened to the community January 2014 in a transitional space located at 555 Industrial Drive. The Innovation Centre has become a space where innovation, education and training intersect. As a community hub the Innovation Centre is dedicated to fostering an entrepreneurial culture for local businesses, start-ups and incubators. Targeting technology intensive companies and professional services businesses, the Innovation Centre assists entrepreneurs and the Milton community by providing collaborative space and networking opportunities; access to business services; access to entrepreneurial programming; and, linkages with Wilfrid Laurier University and other education opportunities. Once its new home has been completed, the Innovation Centre will be relocated to the heart of the Milton Education Village.
To learn more about Harrison 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 Harrison community.
P.L. Robertson Elementary School is located at 840 Scott Boulevard. Children from Harrison community that would attend this school would do so from junior kindergarten to grade 8. P.L. Robertson Elementary School is a part of the Halton District School Board. This school was named after Peter Lymburner Robertson (December 10, 1879 – September 28, 1951) who was a Canadian inventor, industrialist, salesman, and philanthropist who popularized the square-socket drive for screws, often called the “Robertson drive”. He produced his screws (patented in Canada in 1909) in his Milton, Ontario factory starting in 1908.
Boyne Public School is located at 1110 Farmstead Avenue. Children from Harrison 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 Harrison – 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.
Lumen Christi Catholic School is located at 841 Savoline Boulevard. Children from Harrison community that would attend this school would do so from junior kindergarten to grade 8. Lumen Christi Catholic School is a part of the Halton Catholic District School Board. This school first opened its doors in September 2011 and hosts over 950 students. This school is a part of the Jean Vanier Family of Catholic schools.
The Town of Milton has a Catholic High School that services the Harrison 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 HARRISON
Six amazing parks - including a neighbourhood park being planned – Harrison is a community that shares its love of nature.
There are some wonderful parks located in the Harrison Neighbourhood. McDougall Park, located at the corner of McDougall Crossing and Ware Cres; Speyer Park, located on Speyer Circle and Gastle Park located off Gastle Way are all equipped with playgrounds for your family and accessible swings. These are all wonderful parks which are also all walking distance within this wonderful community. Harrison Park is being designed in 2017 and will be located near Nakerville Crescent.
The Optimist Park is located at 881 Savoline Blvd in Harrison Neighbourhood. This park offers many activities and areas to participate in many sports. Public use basketball courts, tennis courts, sports fields as well as a playground which also includes accessible swings are all a part of this area. There is also a spray pad located at this park – making it a desirable place to go on a hot summer’s day. There is plenty to do at Optimist Park.
Check out the Milton Community Connections Map to see more about these parks and others in Milton.
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