Aggregate Resource Community Working Group

The Town has finalized the formation of an ‘Aggregate Resource Community Working Group’ created to provide input to the Town of Caledon’s Aggregate Policy Study.

The Working Group will ensure community perspectives are considered in the review and development of updated Official Plan aggregate policies.  

The Working Group members were selected based on criteria set by Council priorities at the March 21, 2023 Planning and Development Committee meeting. They include:

  • experience living near a pit or quarry;
  • expertise in the aggregate field; and
  • representation from Ward 1.
  • Previous experience on a committee, task force or tribunal was considered an asset.

Staff applied these criteria when choosing the following six residents to join the Community Working Group:

  • David Sylvester
  • Martin Bamford
  • John Emery
  • Jane Thompson
  • Neil Morris
  • Cheryl  Connors 

The role of the Working Group is to liaise with residents to bring a variety of perspectives to the study, to inform the work of the consultant and Town staff. We are looking forward to working with these engaged Caledon residents to receive their input, and the input of the broader Caledon community, to ensure the Town has the best policies on mineral aggregate resources in its’ Official Plan to protect rural communities and our natural environment.


The Aggregate Policy Study will build upon the joint Region and Town Aggregate Policy Review and the Town’s Aggregate Rehabilitation Master Plan. The Study will look at background on aggregates in Caledon, review aggregate Official Plan policies, and make recommendations for improvements to those policies to ensure Caledon can reach its planning goals. A study webpage will be made to provide updates to the public throughout the duration of the study. Opportunities for community input though public consultation meetings will also be provided, as well as outreach and engagement with the Indigenous community and other interest groups.