Council Highlights – October 24, 2023

Added support for traffic safety

Council voted to provide additional funding for five radar units as part of the 2024 Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) budget to improve traffic safety and calming in Caledon.

Southfield Village Parking Strategy

Parameters were set for a 2024 parking study in Southfields Village. The study will review how parking is used, gaps, by-laws and best practices. The Town will seek public input and have discussions with stakeholders such as OPP, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services and enforcement and operations staff to understand the needs and potential solutions.

Municipal Accommodation Tax

The Town of Caledon will be reviewing a tax to support tourism. Some Ontario municipalities currently have a municipal accommodation tax charged by hotels and short-term rentals to fund tourism programs and promotions.

Minimum Distance Separation for Quarries

The Town of Caledon is asking the province to set minimum distances between aggregate quarries and residential areas to reduce impacts on communities. The Town is currently conducting a study to review the aggregate policies of its Official Plan and the Province is co-funding a study in Caledon that includes the impact of aggregate operations on air quality.

Strong Mayor Powers Presentation

A presentation on Strong Mayor Powers and Duties was provided to Council. The Provincial Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 adds a new section titled Special Powers and Duties of the Head of Council, to the Municipal Act, 2001.

Cannabis Retail Stores in Caledon

Staff were directed to review cannabis retails stores in Caledon and report in the first quarter of 2024.

Council Highlights is a summary of major discussion items at Council meetings. Please refer to for video and meeting minutes posted in the following weeks.