Bolton has many defining features, such as its small town charm and the flowing Humber River that travels through the downtown.
The downtown of Bolton has been revived since the late 1990s, and has become a bustling part of the community.
The village was founded by James Bolton, who created a mill on the Humber River in the valley.
There are two 400-Series highways nearby, including the 427, about 15 km South East and the 400, about 14 km East.
Bolton is located about 50 km North West of downtown Toronto via Highway 427, about 20 km North East of downtown Brampton, Ontario, and about 75 km South of Barrie. It’s location provide well for those commuting into the GTA for work in the South and a short hop North into Cottage Country.
The conservation lands’ forests dominate a large part of the area including along the Humber valley. These conservation lands have created several recreational areas; including parts of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail. Farmlands surround the village of Bolton. These farmlands and the Oak Ridges Moraine protected areas dominate the Bolton area.
Bolton is almost all developed with suburban housing; detached, semi-detached, and townhomes.
The town, formally known as Bolton’s Mill, was founded in 1794 when James Bolton helped build a flour mill for his relative George Bolton.
Housing developments are becoming more rare, as the town of Caledon tries to contain the growth of Bolton in Caledon’s ward 5.