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Milton Awards of Excellence

The Town of Milton has been recognized for awards in several areas including planning and building, budgeting, marketing, recreation programming and public transit.

2016 Excellence in Design Award for Mattamy National Cycling Centre
The Parks and Recreation Ontario Award of Excellence in Design credited the Centre for demonstrating high standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality of aesthetics, usability, accessibility and versatility. The award also recognized the Centre for its impact on quality of life and the encouragement of participation. Although the Centre is still in its early years of operation, participation has greatly exceeded expectations, with potential participants on waitlists for many programs.
2016 Certificate of Merit for Service to the Environment 
The Town of Milton and Conservation Halton received a Certificate of Merit for Service to the Environment from the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), for the development of an environmental "Restoration Framework." The framework will result in greater consistency in the restoration of naturalized areas within new developments in the urban growth phases of Boyne Survey (current residential growth area) and Derry Green Business Park (current non-residential growth area). These areas of growth are within subwatersheds of the Sixteen Mile and Indian Creeks.
2015 Project of the Year for Mattamy National Cycling Centre
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Hamilton Halton awarded the Mattamy National Cycling Centre  with  Project of the Year in the Community Project Category. 
2015 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
For the 9th (ninth) year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has presented the Town of Milton with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  This award is the highest form of recognition with respect to government budgeting and acknowledges the Town's dedication towards establishing high quality budget documents that enable better decision making and enhance accountability. 
2014 Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
Representing the fourth year in a row, the Town of Milton is once again the recipient of the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting.  This award was presented to the Town by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2014.  This award is reflective of the Town's continued dedication towards publishing a high quality and openly transparent annual financial report which demonstrates the Town's ongoing strong financial position.
2013 Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
The Town of Milton has received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, representing the third consecutive year that the Town has been presented with this award.  Provided by the Government Finance Officers Association of the Untied States and Canada (GFOA), this award is reflective of the Town's committment towards providing an annual financial report that is easily readable and efficiently organized and goes beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles. 
2012 HIGH FIVEĀ® Accreditation
Launched in 2006, High Five Accreditation establishes the benchmark for excellence in children's recreation and sport programming. It distinguishes those organizations that focus on healthy development of children, resulting in programs of the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. The Town of Milton became an accredited community in 2012, and is committed to the HIGH FIVEĀ® principles of healthy child development and the concept that "life-long learning begins with child's play."
2011 Youth Friendly Community Recognition
The Town of Milton has been recognized by Play Works (the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth) as a Youth Friendly Community. The Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program works to acknowledge the great work that some communities are doing in ensuring their youth (ages 13 - 19) have continuous access to a diversity of 'play' - play being anything a young person does in his/her free time which could include: sport, recreation, drama, dance, music, the arts, volunteerism, leadership development, service leadership and/or civic engagement. The Town of Milton is proud to provide services to and support youth in a way that helps make them feel engaged, valued and an integral part of community life.
2011 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Sustainable Urban Transportation Award
The Town of Milton was the recipient of the 2011 Sustainable Urban Transportation Award for Mobility Milton: A Marketing Program to Encourage Transit use in Milton. The award recognizes exemplary contribution from a TAC member in promoting the importance of sustainable urban transportation and projects or activities which support TAC's new vision for urban transportation in Canada. Mobility Milton initiatives, such as the Read 'n Ride program and Special Event Festival service, have provided additional opportunities for promoting transit use and engaging community participation, while enhancing sustainable transportation awareness. 
2011 Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Exceptional Performance / Outstanding Achievement Award
The Town of Milton received CUTA national corporate recognition with the Exceptional Performance / Outstanding Achievement Award for the Milton Transit New Service Design Implementation Program. Implemented in September 2010, the New Service Design objectives were to achieve a more reliable, convenient, sustainable and cost-effective transit service. Routes were realigned and service levels were adjusted to meet high ridership demand while providing a basic level of mobility during non rush hour periods. So far, ridership in 2011 has grown by almost 68% and is projected to surpass 220,000 annual revenue trips for the first time.
2010 Showcase Ontario Merit Award 
The Town is the proud recipient of a 2010 Showcase Ontario Merit Award in the Green Technology, and a finalist for a Diamond Award of Excellence. The award was presented for the Town's Municipal Suite eBids and Tenders project, which arose out of a need for a system to handle the Town's growing number of requests for proposals, quotations and tenders. The self-serve online application for vendors adheres to the Town's purchasing policies of open, fair, efficient, and competitive bidding. Since its implementation, more competitors have been submitting bids, and the Town has reduced substantial amounts of paper, travel and other resources, making the application an effective green solution.
2010 Public Works Association's Project of the Year Award
The Town Hall Expansion was the recipient of Ontario Public Works Association's Project of the Year Award in the "Historic Restoration greater than $10 million" category. Some of the key elements of the project that distinguished it from other entries included the Town's consideration of heritage and historic features; extensive public consultation throughout construction; a high standard of safety performance; and an emphasis on protecting the environment through LEED Basic Certification.
2009 Marketing Publication Award
The Town received a 2009 Marketing Publication Award from Economic Developers Association of Canada for its 2008 Annual Report Focused on the Community.
2009 Trillium Award
The Trillium Award was presented by Parks and Recreation Ontario to recognize a commitment to parks and recreation through consistent dedication and contribution to the provision of quality leisure service.
2009 High Five Champion Award
The Town of Milton received the High Five Champion Award from Parks and Recreation Ontario in recognition of the Town's support to the High Five Program, which promotes quality standards in children's recreation programs.
2008 E.A. Danby Award

Milton was honoured by the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMTCO) with the 2008 E.A. Danby Award in the Municipal Finance Category for its highly successful Fare-Free Transit Pilot Program. The award recognizes municipalities for innovative achievements in municipal management activities or practices implemented for the delivery of improved municipal programs and services. The eight-month Fare-Free Transit Pilot Program was launched in June 2007 to increase transit ridership during off-peak hours. Thanks to sponsorship from Mattamy Homes Limited (Halton Division) and Fieldgate Developments, the pilot program offered free system-wide transit services daily during specified hours and for special events. Milton was the first community in Canada to offer system-wide free transit for an extended period of time.