Asset Naming and Memorial Program

The Town of Caledon has a wide network of municipally owned assets. These assets contribute to civic pride and placemaking in their reflection of the community.

The naming of assets through the Facility and Park Assets Naming Policy is a means of celebrating Caledon's culture and unique ecology. 

The memorial program serves as a commemorative tribute to honour the memory of a person and recognize community contributions.

*The memorial program is currently under review and will resume in 2024. 

Facility and Park Asset Naming

The Facility and Park Assets Naming Policy is Caledon’s commitment to ensuring asset naming is approached in an equitable and inclusive manner.

Criteria to Name, Rename, or Dedicate a Town Asset
  • Portray a strong positive image of the Town
  • Reflect the geographical location of the asset
  • Recognize the historical significance of the area
  • Reflect unique characteristics of the site, such as ecological or scenic qualities
  • Highlight activities and industries that are/were prevalent and valued in Caledon

Ineligible Criteria
  • Be perceived to be discriminatory or derogatory of race, colour, ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, creed, political affiliation, disability or other social factors
  • Be intended to commemorate an individual living or deceased. Visit the Memorial Program for more information.

Complete the Facility and Park Assets Naming Form to submit a new name, rename, or dedication proposal. 

 

Memorial Program 

The Town of Caledon’s Memorial Program gives you an opportunity to adopt a bench or plant a tree in memory of a loved one. The gift of a bench or tree is a lasting tribute that benefits the community by enhancing parks and open space areas.

Town staff will work with you to select a location that meets your needs as well as the Town’s criteria for the program. The Town will be accepting applications for Memorials January through April for a September installation. Once the bench or tree is installed, your memorial will be cared for by town staff.

The Memorial costs for 2024 are:

  • Caledon Trailway Bench - $2,000
  • Parks Bench - $3,500
  • Tree - $700
Criteria
  • Individuals – Must be a resident of the Town of Caledon or have spent most of their life living in the Town of Caledon.
  • Team – 70% of the team members must be residents of the Town of Caledon.
  • Group – 70% of the group members must be residents of the Town of Caledon.
  • Event – Must have taken place in the Town of Caledon.

*The Town of Caledon reserves the right to select final location for a bench or tree and the applicant will be responsible for any additional costs incurred.

Memorial Application Form

If you require assistance filling out the form, please contact recreation@caledon.ca or Service Caledon at 905.584.2272 ext. 7750, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or info@caledon.ca.