Council Highlights (October 26, 2021)

Council chambers

Revised (October 28, 2021) - Council Highlights below includes updated information re: a Council motion regarding an asphalt plant application.


October 26, 2021 -- Council Highlights is a summary of major discussion items presented at Council meetings - circulated immediately following each meeting. You are encouraged to quote from and/or copy this information. Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting. 

Orange Lodge

Council accepted the recommendation to reconstruct the Caledon East Orange Lodge adjacent to the new, permanent outdoor ice rink that will be built as part of the Caledon East Community Complex expansion.

Caledon Day 2022

Council approved a recommendation to resume Caledon Day celebrations in 2022, with the event being held on Canada Day (instead of mid-June) and located at Albion Hills Conservation Authority. The change is prompted in part by the fact that there will be construction happening on the Caledon East Community Complex in 2022. The new date/location will feature an increased amount of parking, connection with Caledon’s natural features, access to accommodations through Toronto Region Conservation Area’s (TRCA) camping facilities, and most importantly, a much larger amount of open, grassed space. (Plans for the 2022 version of the Cheers Caledon Craft Beer and Cider Festival are still under development.)

International COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Canadians

Council agreed to send a letter to federal and provincial authorities requesting that Canadian residents who have received two doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca / COVISHIELD vaccine or mixed vaccine doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford AstraZeneca / COVISHIELD, or Janssen / Johnson & Johnson be recognized as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Caledon Ontario Provincial Police

During Caledon OPP’s annual budget presentation on October 19, Council discussed the increase of illegal and criminal activity (car fires, garbage dumping, etc.) along highly travelled routes such as Highway 10 and Airport Road. Given the significant municipal and policing resources that are being allocated to clean up and investigate the illegal and criminal activity, Council directed staff to work with the Caledon OPP and the Region of Peel to identify problematic areas and hot spots where there is continuous criminal activity and report back with recommendations on the introduction of mobile technology for increased surveillance to address the hot spot areas. 

311 Service

Starting in 2022, Caledon residents will have access to 311. Approved by Council in last year’s budget, 311 is a well-known phone number for municipal services in Ontario that can be accessed by residents easily and conveniently. It replaces the need for residents to call the Town’s general number (905-584-2272). Over the next several months, staff will be working with neighbouring municipalities, Bell Canada and Introtel (our current telecom provider) to implement the service, with an expected launch in January 2022.


Council accepted the recommendations from committee meetings held earlier, including

Asphalt plant (updated October 28, 2021)

Council passed a motion to appeal a recent decision from the Ontario Land Tribunal regarding an application by MJJJ Developments for an asphalt plant on Coleraine Drive.