Council Highlights (July 13, 2021)


July 13, 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.

Ward Boundary Review finalized

Following months of research and consultation, Council adopted a new Ward Boundary system, the first major revision to Caledon’s system of voting in over 25 years.

The new boundaries are a careful balance of a number of guiding principles, including:

  • Effective representation
    Ensure that each ward gives residents an effective voice in decision-making
  • Representation by population
    That every Councillor represents an equal number of constituents, while allowing for some variation
  • Communities of interest
    To recognize community groupings and try to keep them intact
  • Future population trends
    To consider projected growth and population shifts over three election cycles
  • Physical and natural boundaries
    That ward boundaries are recognizable and where possible use permanent or natural features

Following a 45-day appeal period, the changes take effect for the 2022 Municipal Election. For more information about the Ward Boundary Review visit

Council approves resources for LDD Moth issue

Staff presented a report asking Council for more resources to combat infestations of Lymantria Dispar Dispar (LDD), commonly known as Gypsy Moths. Council approved the following:

  • Retention of an in-house Invasive Species Coordinator
  • Funds for more spraying next year
  • More staff resources for egg scraping
  • Additional funds for community awareness on managing LDD

Senior of the Year

Council recognized Steve Hayward as Senior of Year.  “In all my years involved in public life, I’ve rarely met anyone who is as widely committed in so many ways to bettering the community,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.  “From service clubs to sports to the Agricultural Society to the Legion, Steve is the type of guy who always steps forward when there is a need in the community.” 

Council waives fees for sports fields

Affiliate groups such as the Caledon Minor Baseball Association, the Caledon Soccer Club and the Bolton Wanderers Soccer Club contribute greatly to our communities. Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on them, Council passed a motion to waive fees for the use of its sports fields from June 12 to June 30.

Council makes enforcement improvements to the Woodland By-law

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of complaints regarding the destruction of trees in designated woodlands. With this steady increase, there are several enforcement challenges with the Woodland Conservation By-law as presently constructed – most notably the inability to issue Part I tickets to any person who contravenes the by-law.  Council has adopted updates to the by-law that strengthens the Town’s ability to enforce and protect woodlands throughout the Town.