Grow Ops and Clandestine Labs

The Town of Caledon keeps a list of locations where illegal marijuana grow operations (grow ops) and clandestine drug labs were confirmed by the Ontario Provincial Police and inspected by our Building Services Division.

Grow ops and clandestine labs can be in any location or building, from rural farms to subdivision houses. They create health and safety concerns for future owners and residents.

Report a concern

If you know of any locations where illegal marijuana grow ops and clandestine drug lab activity is happening, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Inspections

We inspect and issue Unsafe Order(s) and Prohibit Occupancy Order(s) that direct the owner of the building to take the required action(s) to make the building safe for future use.

 Past inspections:
Property addressLegal descriptionOrders issuedDate orders issuedDate orders rectified

12052 The Gore Rd.

Conc. 3, Pt. Lot 1, Alb.

Unsafe

2005/11/10

2006/09/13

12052 The Gore Rd.

Conc. 3, Pt. Lot 1, Alb.

Prohibit Occupancy

2005/11/10

2006/09/13

1761 King St.

Conc. 3 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Ching.

Unsafe

2005/12/19

2006/05/13

1761 King St.

Conc. 3 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Ching.

Prohibit Occupancy

2005/12/19

2006/05/13

10325 Old Church Rd.

Conc. 9, Pt. Lot 20, Alb.

Unsafe

2006/09/28

2007/06/12

10325 Old Church Rd.

Conc. 9, Pt. Lot 20, Alb.

Prohibit Occupancy

2006/09/28

2007/06/12

18853 Shaws Creek Rd.

Conc. 5 WHS, Pt. Lot 18, Cal.

Unsafe

2007/05/09

 

18853 Shaws Creek Rd.

Conc. 5 WHS, Pt. Lot 18, Cal.

Prohibit Occupancy

2007/05/09

 

13967 Hurontario St.

Plan CH-3, Pt. Lots 4, 5, 11-14

Unsafe

2007/08/29

2008/01/09

13967 Hurontario St.

Plan CH-3, Pt. Lots 4, 5, 11-14

Prohibit Occupancy

2007/08/29

2008/01/09

305 Whitehead Cres.

Plan 994, Lot 114

Unsafe

2007/10/26

2008/02/05

305 Whitehead Cres.

Plan 994, Lot 114

Prohibit Occupancy

2007/10/26

2008/02/05

13794 Creditview Rd.

Conc. 4 WHS, Pt. Lot 26, Ching.

Unsafe

2008/01/11

2009/04/16

13794 Creditview Rd.

Conc. 4 WHS, Pt. Lot 26, Ching.

Prohibit Occupancy

2008/01/11

2009/04/16

37 McCabe Cres.

Plan M-751, Lot 134

Unsafe

2008/10/27

2009/10/13

37 McCabe Cres.

Plan M-751, Lot 134

Prohibit Occupancy

2008/10/27

2009/10/13

20618 Hurontario St.

Conc. 1 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Cal.

Unsafe

2009/12/04

 

20618 Hurontario St.

Conc. 1 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Cal.

Prohibit Occupancy

2009/12/04

 

89 Healey Rd., Unit 8

Plan 940, Lot 23

Unsafe

2010/06/30

2010/07/15

89 Healey Rd., Unit 8

Plan 940, Lot 23

Prohibit Occupancy

2010/06/30

2010/07/15

16732 Highway 50

Conc. 6, Pt. Lot 24, Albion

Unsafe

2010/10/19

2011/05/19

16732 Highway 50

Conc. 6, Pt. Lot 24, Albion

Prohibit Occupancy

2010/10/19

2011/05/19

Often there are structural, electrical and mechanical changes to the building, which can include:

  • Cutting large unsupported openings in doors and walls, which make the building structurally unsafe
  • Illegally bypassing the hydro metre to get large quantities of electricity for artificial lighting
  • Significant alterations to the heating and ventilation system to create heat and mask odours

Environmental damage

The increased temperature and humidity can often lead to mould growth over a short period of time. This occurs not only on ceilings, walls and floors, but also inside walls, insulation, attics and air ducts.