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Caledon continues to launch new online tools to support economic growth and recovery

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:27 AM

To further enhance customer experience and provide innovative ways to serve residents and businesses, the Town of Caledon is moving all development application processes online.

“Building and construction is a huge economic engine for Caledon,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “And even though we’re not opening Town Hall just yet, I’m happy to announce that we can continue to serve our community while we still practice physical distancing. Whether you’re looking for a minor variance to reduce a setback...

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Caledon joins ShopHERE to help local business grow

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 04:18 PM

To help support our local small businesses, Caledon has joined the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

ShopHERE powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program at digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere to get their online store built at no-cost.

This program goes beyond just main street bricks and mortar locations as it...

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Goal of high-speed internet for Caledon reaches major milestone

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2020 11:30 AM

The Province of Ontario announced today that an RFP worth over $5 million will result in a major improvement to Caledon’s high-speed internet infrastructure.  Issued by Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology Inc. (SWIFT), the RFP includes contributions from all three levels of government – and a local investment of over $600,000 from the Town of Caledon.  

“We have long advocated that this is an essential service and now the pandemic has underscored it,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “I’m...

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Caledon to launch online service innovations and new website

Posted on Monday, June 01, 2020 03:30 PM

To improve customer service the Town of Caledon is launching a new mobile-friendly website and introducing new online services focused on the most popular services residents and businesses need.

“Because of COVID-19 we’ve had to close Town Hall and all our other facilities for public and staff safety,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “But the good news is that this has given us the opportunity to look at ways to improve the way we deliver services and find new ways to get things done.”

These services...

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Caledon Announces Leadership and Structural Changes to Prepare for Growth and Better Serve Residents

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 05:43 PM

Today the Town of Caledon announced changes within the organization to prepare for future growth, modernize services and better serve Caledon residents.

Changes include bringing Mark Sraga back into the role of Chief Building Official. Mark is returning to the Town after nearly a decade with the City of Toronto. Sylvia Kirkwood, formerly Manager of Policy and Sustainability at the Town, steps into the newly created role of Chief Planner. She will lead the restructuring within the Planning and Development...