Town of Caledon Approves 2019 Budget


During the Town Council meeting on January 22, 2019, Council approved the 2019 Budget which focuses on providing key community infrastructure and service enhancements while keeping overall tax increases reasonable in Caledon.

“Council and staff consulted with the community and invited Caledon citizens to be involved in the budget process,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “The 2019 budget provides a framework to ensure that we meet resident and business needs as Caledon continues to become a growing and vibrant community. This collaborative process has resulted in a budget that will guide the Town’s priorities for 2019.”

The approved 2019 budget has a 2.66% increase overall, including assumed Region of Peel and Education tax impacts, for homeowners. This equates to a yearly increase of $131.82 for a typical residential property assessed at $590,000.

Highlights of the 2019 Budget

  • $2.8 million to start the construction of $10.7 million term of Council project to expand the Caledon East Community Complex which will include a new gym, fitness centre, walking track and community room
  • $23.0 million in the Roads Capital Program and $2.4 million in the Bridge Capital Program. This will include work such as:
    • Road reconstruction or rehabilitation of:
      • Heart Lake Road from Highway 9 to Beech Grove Sideroad
      • The Grange Sideroad from Kennedy Road to Horseshoe Hill Road and from McLaren Road to McLaughlin Road
      • Chinguacousy Road from King Street to Boston Mills Road
      • Stabilization Works for 580 m of Mississauga Road (approximately 2.3 km South of Charleston Sideroad)
      • Reconstruction of Mississauga Road from Charleston to Beech Grove Sideroad
      • Albion-Vaughan Road from Nunnville Road to Industrial Road
      • Mount Pleasant from Castlederg Sideroad to Old Church Road
      • Mount Hope from Highway 9 to Dr Reynar Road
      • Mill Lane from The Gore to Humber Station Road
    • Road improvement for lower volume roads such as:
      • Rayburn, from Havencrest Drive to the end;
      • Sneath Road, from King Street East to Old King; and
      • Golfdale Court, from McCauley Drive to the end.
      • Additional roads and details can be found in the Enhanced Roads Program Capital Project 19-072
    • Surface treatment for the following roads subject to a report to Council on the results of the 2018 surface treatment pilot:
      • Duffy’s Lane from Patterson Sideroad to Northern Pavement Change
      • Boston Mills from Airport Road to Highway 10
      • Torbram Road from King Street to Mayfield Road
    • Design and Environmental Assessments of the following roads which will allow these projects to be “shovel-ready” in the future:
      • Old School Road, from Bramalea Road to Airport Road;
      • McLaughlin Road, from Olde Base Line Road to King Street;
      • Centreville Creek Road, from Castlederg Sideroad to King Street;
      • Saint Andrews Road, from The Grange Sideroad to Olde Base Line Road; and
      • Columbia Way, from Highway 50 to Caledon/King Townline
    • Culvert replacements along Chinguacousy Road (South of Old School Road) and at Centerville Creek Culvert (South of Finnerty Sideroad)
  • Funding to phase-in a public transit service in 2019 following completion of the Transit Feasibility Study
  • $0.6 million to refurbish the Albion Bolton Library Branch to better service Caledon residents. Improvements and renovations include:
    • Relocation and redesign of the service desk
    • Reconfiguration of public spaces and creation of additional meeting space
  • $1.8 million for Phase 3 of the Johnston Sports Park featuring a full-size lit soccer pitch and a shade structure
  • Annual funding towards a new service level to assist in the Beautification of Village Cores with new and standardized holiday lighting
  • Introduction of a new asphalt walkway replacement program
  • Continuation of the Broadband Levy: The special levy proposed for Broadband will generate $0.3 million per year which will allow the Town to pursue the build out of broadband infrastructure and includes an additional 50 hotspot devices for the Caledon Library’s Hot Spot Lending Program.

For a full list of the proposed 2019 capital projects and services, please visit

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