Caledon to celebrate Humber River Centre Grand Opening

CALEDON, ON (January 29, 2024) – The Town of Caledon will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., to commemorate the opening of the Humber River Centre (HRC).

Grand Opening activities

  • 11 a.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony – Join Mayor Groves, members of Council and dignitaries as they formally open the HRC with a ribbon cutting and remarks.
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Guided tours Join a tour led by Town staff to learn more about the HRC’s programs and services and get familiar with the new space. 
  • 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Enjoy an afternoon of activities including demonstrations of cutting-edge equipment available at the Caledon Public Library’s makers spaces and a vendor market with more than 20 vendors and makers.

“We are excited to showcase this green and accessible space for the community in the heart of Downtown Bolton,” said Mayor Annette Groves. “In our Strategic Plan we committed to supporting a thriving local economy and the growth of local businesses. The Humber River Centre is one of many ways we are acting on that commitment, as this business and culture hub will play a pivotal role in supporting the aspirations of our residents."

Located at 28 Ann Street, the HRC has coworking and meeting spaces for businesses, space for Council engagement with residents and an indoor-outdoor gathering space for events and markets.

“Investments in green community buildings are vital to the wellbeing and growth of communities across Canada. This new Centre will provide residents and visitors with a place to gather and connect, while contributing to a more sustainable environment.” said Maninder Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “The Humber River Centre stands as a testament to our commitment to foster a sense of community and implement sustainable practices that will not only benefit us today but also leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.”

"We are delighted to celebrate initiatives that profoundly impact our community, such as the Humber River Centre,” said CAO Nathan Hyde. “This landmark establishment demonstrates our commitment to environmental stewardship and the enhancement of community vitality and livability in Caledon. The HRC is designed to inspire innovation and foster a secure space for residents to come together. We look forward to welcoming our residents at the grand opening”. is home to Humber River Centre information, updates and scheduling. Check in regularly to view upcoming offerings, register for a free coworking membership and stay informed.

Project history

2021: With the opening of the new Bolton Fire Station at 14002 Highway 50, the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Task Force begins working on a plan for the Old Bolton Fire Hall.

March 2022: Council votes to rename the facility the Humber River Centre which will be a public space that attracts entrepreneurs to Bolton’s downtown core.

April 2022: Renovations to the Old Bolton Fire Hall begin.

January 2023: The Government of Canada provides federal funding of up to $7.7 million to support sustainable improvements to the Old Bolton Fire Hall expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29.5 tonnes per year and fuel consumption by 56.2 per cent. Read our media release.

December 2023: Targeted public consultation is conducted to inform the Humber River Centre’s program offerings.

February 2024: Humber River Centre opens.

The project was funded in-part by a $3.5 million investment from the Canada Community-Building Fund, a permanent source of federal infrastructure funding, and through a $4.2 million investment from the federal government’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program.

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