Bolton is the most populated community in the town of Caledon, located in the Region of Peel, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. In regional documents, it is referred to as a 'Rural Service Centre'. It has 26,478 residents in 8,721 households. Bolton is a subdued town, that has many defining features, such as its small-town charm, or the flowing Humber River that flows 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 has a school dedicated to him), who built a mill on the Humber River in the valley of Bolton. The recreation areas are to the northwest and the southeast. There are two 400-Series highways nearby, including the 427, about 15 km southeast (by Highway 7), and the 400, about 14 km east (exit at King Road). It is located about 50 km northwest of downtown Toronto via the superhighway (Highway 427), about 20 km northeast of downtown Brampton, Ontario, about 80 km northeast of Hamilton, about 100 km northeast of Kitchener, about 75 km south of Barrie and southeast of Orangeville.