Plans Reports and Studies-Aggregates

There are a few areas in the Town of Caledon that have aggregate operations. New or expanding aggregate operations (such as quarries and pits) are regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources. All aggregate proposals and amendments must follow the guidelines set out in the Ontario Aggregate Resources Act, Ontario Planning and Development Act and Ontario Planning Act.

We work to balance economic interests with future economic development. Review our Rehabilitation Master Plan to learn about how we plan to rehabilitate former aggregate lands for future development and land use.

Aggregate operation applications

If you want to start a mineral aggregate operation in Caledon, you must obtain approval from the Town of Caledon and your plans have to conform to the Town's Official Plan.

Current applications

View our current development applications for a detailed description of the current aggregate operation applications including:

Aggregate - plans, reports, and studies

 Rehabilitation Master Plan

The Town's Official Plan requires the preparation of a Rehabilitation Master Plan (RMP) for areas in the Town of Caledon with a high concentration of mineral aggregate operations. The RMP will consider how to restore and repurpose lands with many aggregate pits that border each other and that are within a geographical area for future development while taking community interests into account.

Rehabilitation Master Plan Webpage

 Excess Soil

Excess soil is soil that has been excavated, usually from new developments that will not be used on the site. This soil needs to be taken away and put elsewhere. Because we are a rural community close to the GTA, Caledon is an attractive destination for excess soil from neighbouring urban communities.

Excess Soil Webpage

Interim Control By-law on New Gravel Pits and Quarries in Caledon

An interim control bylaw (ICBL) is a tool available to Ontario municipalities as part of the Planning Act. An ICBL places a temporary “freeze” on the development of certain lands while a municipality is studying or reviewing its land use policies. The restrictions can only be imposed for one year, with a maximum extension of a second year. Once an ICLB is no longer in effect, a subsequent ICBL may not be imposed on those same lands for three years.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022 the Town of Caledon Council passed Interim Control By-law No. 2022-075, under Section 38 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13.

The purpose of Interim By-law No. 2022-075 is to restrict the use of land for the establishment of new gravel pits of quarries, while a study is completed to examine mineral aggregate resource Official Plan policies and zoning by-law standards/regulations, and identify improvements or updates to those policies and standards/regulations.