Application for new place of worship in Milton under review


Published September 21, 2021 at 3:40 pm

A new place of worship has been proposed in the Town of Milton and the application is currently under review.

The proposed place of worship would be located at 1456 Bronte St. S. on the west side of Bronte Street South, north of the Etheridge Avenue extension.

As a result, the application is seeking amendments to the Town’s zoning bylaw in order to facilitate the development of a place of worship with a prayer hall, multi-purpose community hall, library and other ancillary uses.

While the application is currently undergoing technical review by both the Town of Milton and agencies, no decision has been made as of yet.

Earlier this year, the Town released a survey to gather input from residents about places of worship in the community.

“Places of worship play an important role in building communities in Milton. They strengthen community spirits and create a better place to live, work and grow,” stated a Town council report from Mar. 1.

The report also stated that according to data from the Canadian polling and market research firm, Environics Analytics, Milton’s religious affiliation is made up of 48 per cent Christian, 22 per cent Catholic and 9 per cent Muslim.

Additionally, the Town is made up of 3 per cent Anglican, 3 per cent United Church, 3 per cent Hindu, 1.6 per cent Sikh, 1 per cent Buddhist and 0.3 per cent Jewish.

The report also revealed that a total of 10.3 per cent are non-religious and 0.2 per cent are other religions in Milton.

“The main goal and objective of faith groups for the next 20 years is to serve the community for spiritual needs (prayer, worship, healing) and provide a destination for a community hub for their worshipers’ social needs,” stated the Town in the report.

While there is no exact date for it yet, residents will have a chance to provide their input on the proposed place of worship at 1456 Bronte St. S in an upcoming statutory public meeting.

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