Black Willow, Bur Oak, Pinkney House and 1459 Queen Street West, Alton

Black Willow

The Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon intends to designate the following properties as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18:


83 Kennedy Road, Cheltenham Part Lot 31, Concession 3 WHS (Chinguacousy), as in RO1011058; Town of Caledon, in the Regional Municipality of Peel

The Black Willow tree at 83 Kennedy Road is a notable specimen because of its distinctive size, unique four-stem form and breadth of canopy. The tree, which is estimated to be over 100 years old, continues to demonstrate vigour and vitality. Considered a regionally unique specimen, this Black Willow is a prominent natural heritage and community landmark on Kennedy Road.


66 Fountainbridge Drive, Bolton. Block 133, Plan 43M-566 and Block 142, Plan 43M-1090; Town of Caledon, in the Regional Municipality of Peel

The seven Bur Oaks in Fountainbridge Park, Bolton, are notable specimens because of their distinctive size, form, strong branching and crown development. The solitary Bur Oak, which is estimated to be over 200 years old, continues to demonstrate vigour and vitality, and is considered an exceptional and outstanding specimen. The cluster of six Bur Oaks, five in a windrow and an adjacent single oak, are estimated to be 80 years old, and are significant as being characteristic of the species. Historically, the windrow trees delineate the former property boundary between the east and west halves of Lot 6, Concession 7, Albion Township.


17923 Shaw’s Creek Road. PIN: 14272-0038 (LT) – Part Lot 13, Concession 5 WHS (Caledon), as in RO1151666, except Part 1, Plan 43R-22194; Town of Caledon, in the Regional Municipality of Peel

This property contains a late 19th century stone farmhouse and timber frame barn. The farmhouse was built in 1886 for William Pinkney and remained in his family until 1997. Emigrating from Yorkshire, England in the mid 1830s, the Pinkneys were among the early settlers in Caledon Township. The farmhouse is constructed in the Gothic Revival style, and displays a high degree of technical competency and craftsmanship in stone construction. Of particular design or physical value is its use of stone for the rear and side additions, a rare feature exemplifying the cultural roots and prosperity of the Pinkneys. The large late 19th century barn is built in the Central Ontario style. Its stone foundation entails similar detailing to the farmhouse, including sandstone quoins and lintels. Set close to the road and adjacent to the Elora-Cataract Trailway (former Credit Valley Railway), the farmstead remains a local landmark.


Part Lot 8, Block 4, Plan CAL5 (Caledon), as in RO1107028; Town of Caledon, in the Regional Municipality of Peel

The property known municipally as 1459 Queen Street West in the village of Alton contains the west unit of a two unit commercial block erected about 1887. The design, form, massing, materials, and finishing are typical of mainstreet commercial buildings erected in the mid to late 19th century in smaller urban centres throughout Ontario. This west unit was the long standing location of a general store. It represents the tradition of this part of Queen Street West being an important component of Alton’s commercial district. As a community landmark, it is an important part of the historic Queen Street West streetscape.

Further information regarding the heritage attributes and designation of these properties is available in the Heritage Resource Office at the Town of Caledon Town Hall.

Any person may, within thirty days of the publication of these notices, send by registered mail or deliver to the Clerk notice of his or her objection to the proposed designations, together with a statement of the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts. If a notice of objection is received, the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Caledon will refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing and report.