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 your community’s 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.

Memorial Bench & Tree Application Form

 2022 Costs
  • Caledon Trailway Bench - $1,600
  • Parks Bench - $2,300
  • Tree - $500
 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
 Process
  • Step 1 - Contact us with your inquiry by submitting the linked form. *Memorial Bench & Tree Application Form
  • Step 2 - Town staff will arrange to meet at the recommended site to confirm the final location. *The Town of Caledon Reserves the right to select final location. Please note that if the installation requires work beyond the scope of a traditional bench installation, you may be asked to cover any additional expenses.
  • Step 3 - Once finalized, Town Staff will request final payment and place the order for materials.

Memorial Benches and Trees will be installed on an annual basis to reduce costs and effectively deploy resources. If you have any immediate requests for a Memorial Bench or Tree, please contact Service Caledon. Additional costs may be associated with a rush installation.

 Available Tree Species

 TBD – Tree species available for plant are currently under review.

* Tree planting will only take place in the spring or fall planting season to maximize the chance of survival. Each tree includes a two-year warranty and replacement of the tree within this period will be at the Town’s discretion.

*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.