Standards Policies and Guidelines

Are you building a new development? Make sure to review the engineering and landscaping requirements in Caledon. These requirements ensure that all developments have a similar design and construction throughout the Town.

Developers and contractors must review and meet the guidelines set out by the Town. These development standards, policies and guidelines provide:

  • Engineering submission requirements
  • Drawing submission requirements
  • Drawing specifications
  • Landscape and urban design requirements
  • Design requirements for storm sewers, roadways, grading, lighting, noise, and erosion and sediment control
  • Administration fees and requirements
  • Inspection requirements

 Development Standards Manual

 Development Standards Manual

If an alternate format is required please contact 311.


Development Submission Requirements

Forms and Letters

Development Standard Guidelines 

Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval (CLI-ECA)

Town of Caledon Environmental Compliance Approval Conditions ECA No. 324-S701

Appendix A Performance Criteria

Design Criteria for Environmental Compliance Approval


What is the Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval?

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) oversees the Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval (CLI ECA) program. The CLI-ECA program pre-authorizes the Town to issue approvals for low risk publicly owned stormwater infrastructure.


The CLI ECA program is a more efficient approval process that will enhance environmental protection, reduce processing timelines and provides clear, transparent and consistent requirements across all Ontario municipalities.


For information about the CLI-ECA permits for municipal sewage collection works, please contact the Region of Peel. 
When is approval under the Town’s CLI ECA permitted?

Most alterations to the municipal stormwater system will need to meet preauthorized conditions, and will be reviewed and approved by the Town (e.g. subdivision developments).


Generally, the Town is permitted to approve stormwater alterations, where alterations are additions, modifications, replacements and/or extensions, under one of the following scenarios:

  • Changes to infrastructure on Town owned property or land which the Town has an easement
  • Addition of new storm sewers, stormwater management facilities and/or manufactured treatment devices that will be conveyed to the Town and services a new subdivision development

With approval from the Town, prescribed persons may alter the municipal stormwater management system subject to the conditions in the Town’s CLI-ECA. The Town expects development submissions to demonstrate that the proposed alteration will be completed in compliance with the Town’s CLI-ECA conditions including performance criteria, erosion and sediment control, design criteria, inspection, testing, operations, maintenance, monitoring, and reporting, among others as applicable to the development.

What stormwater projects are not pre-authorized under the Town’s CLI ECA?

The Town’s CLI ECA does not permit approval of alterations in the following situations and as described in Schedule D Sections 4.3, 5.3 and 6.3:

  • On industrial, commercial, or institutional land;
  • Serving a single parcel of land, unless the stormwater management facility is located on a municipally owned park or community center;
  • That are operated as waste disposal sites defined under the EPA or snow dump / melt facilities; or,
  • That propose to collect, store, treat, or discharge stormwater containing substances or pollutants (other than Total Suspended Solids, or oil and grease) detrimental to the environment or human health.

Applicants will need to directly submit an ECA application to the MECP for stormwater infrastructure constructed for the following purposes:

  • Private stormwater infrastructure (e.g., storm sewers or stormwater management facilities)
  • Alternations servicing a single parcel of land
  • Alternations to Town stormwater infrastructure on industrial, institutional, or commercial land (even if part of the Municipal Stormwater Treatment Train


If the work qualifies for direct submission to the MECP, refer to the Ministry’s Guide to applying for an environmental compliance approval.

Certain routine and lower-risk activities require applicants to register online in the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR). In these cases, an ECA is not required. To find out when to apply for an ECA or when to self-register for an EASR, check the Ministry’s website or contact them directly:

What are the CLI-ECA Application Requirements?

Once the appropriate engineering drawings are sufficiently advanced, the applicant will be required to submit the following administrative documents when requesting an alteration approval through the Town’s CLI-ECA:

  1. Record of Future Alteration (referred to as SW Form): Applicants are to submit SW Forms for each type of alteration for every sewershed within the subject property. The applicant is required to complete Part 2 and Part 3 of each submitted SW Form(s). The Town will provide more explicit instructions after the first engineering submission on the SW Form(s) that will need to be submitted in the application for the proposed alterations. Part 1 and 4 will be completed by the Town when it is satisfied that the application is complete and acceptable. Parts 1 through 4 must be completed before construction is permitted to proceed. Part 5 will be completed by the Town after construction has been completed in accordance with the approved design.
    • SW1 Form(s) are required for Storm Sewers, Ditches, or Culverts
    • SW2 Form(s) are required for Stormwater Management Facilities and Manufactured Treatment Devices
    • SW3 Form(s) are required for Third Party Collection Systems
  2. Stormwater Design Report and complete set of engineer drawing showing plan and profile, and at a minimum including location of the undertaking (e.g. street name, easement, etc.) and all components of the alteration.
  3. Asset Information Table Template - A table is required for each of the stormwater management facility and for the treatment train as a whole.
  4. Application Checklist(s)
    • SW1 Checklist is required for Storm Sewers, Ditches, or Culverts.
    • SW2 Checklist is required for Stormwater Management Facilities
    • SW2 Checklist for Manufactured Treatment Devices (MTDs) is required for sedimentation and filtration MTDs
    • SW3 Checklist is required for Third Party Collection Systems
  5. Application Fees

The following application fees are applicable per the Town’s User Fee By-law:

Cost Item


2023 Fee

(Excl. HST)


Total Fee

Environmental Compliance Approval Application Review

A separate fee is required for each SW form submitted to the Town an separate sewersheds




Environmental Compliance Approval Monitoring and Reporting Approval Fee

Fee for the Town to review and approve the monitoring plan and associated reporting


plus costs*



plus costs + HST

* plus costs includes additional hours exceeding hours of review

When should an applicant submit the CLI ECA application documents?
The assigned Project Manager in Development Engineering responsible for reviewing and commenting on your application will indicate to the Applicant when engineering drawings, plans and reports are sufficiently advanced that they are confident that all of the conditions of the Town’s CLI-ECA have been met. At that time the assigned Project Manager will indicate that the CLI-ECA documents may be submitted for Town approval. Generally, this will occur after the second engineering submission. The applicant should submit all application documentation to the assigned Project Manager overseeing the file and copy the Town’s Stormwater Program email 
What is a sufficiently advanced set of drawings? 

A detailed technical review is required to assess the:

  • completeness and adequacy of the submitted detailed design and other supporting information
  • compliance of the application with design standards and guidelines, terms, and conditions of the City’s CLI ECA SWM Agreement
  • conformance with the principles of sound engineering to evaluate the impacts of the proposed works on the municipal stormwater management system


In the process of the detailed review, it may be determined that more information is necessary for proper assessment of the application. The reviewer will request more information from the applicant and/or the applicant’s agent.

The issuing of this Approval does not negate the requirements of other regulatory agencies, which may include:

  • Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry,
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority or Credit Valley Conservation,
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada,
  • Transport Canada, and
  • other agencies as required.
How long will it take to receive approval for an alteration?

Once the Town has received a complete CLI ECA application, the proposed alteration will be approved within approximately three weeks. The Town will notify the applicant if processing times should exceed three weeks.

Timeframes will vary for incomplete submissions and/or re-reviews.

100 Engineering General

STD DWG 100 - Typical Title Pages

STD DWG 101 - General Notes Storm Sewers

STD DWG 102 - General Notes Roadworks

STD DWG 103 - Rainfall Intensity Curves

STD DWG 104 - Storm Design Sheet

STD DWG 105 - Standard Plan & Profile

STD DWG 106 - First Submission Minimum Requirements

STD DWG 107 - Second Submission Minimum Requirements

STD DWG 108 - Final Submission Minimum Requirements

200 Roads

STD DWG 200 - 8.0m Laneway (5.4m Pavement)

STD DWG 201 - 16.0m Local Window Street (7.9m Pavement)

STD DWG 202 - 18.0m Local Road (7.9m Pavement)

STD DWG 203 - 20.0m Local Urban_Rural (8.7m Pavement)

STD DWG 204 - 20.0m Neighbourhood Collector (8.9m Pavement)

STD DWG 205 - 22m Local Through_Urban (9.8m Pavement)

STD DWG 206 - 22.5m Local Industrial Rd (10.4m Pavement)

STD DWG 207 - 24.0m Urban_Local Divided Rd (9.8m Pavement)

STD DWG 208 - 24.0m Local Industrial Rd (11.0m Pavement)

STD DWG 209 - 26.0m Local Industrial Rd (9.8m Pavement)

STD DWG 210 - 26.0m Urban_Collector Full_Part Service (9.8m)

STD DWG 211 - 26.0m Industrial Collector (13.9m Pavement)

STD DWG 212 - 30.0m Arterial Rd (7.0m-15.0m Pavement)

STD DWG 213 - 30m Urban_Collector 4 Lanes (15m Pavement)

STD DWG 214 - Local Residential Road Elbow Design

STD DWG 215 - Industrial Cul-de-sac

STD DWG 216 - Residential Cul-de-sac

STD DWG 217 - Temporary Cul-de-sac

STD DWG 218 - Typical 100mm Subdrain Detail

STD DWG 219 - Joint Use Utility Corridor

STD DWG 220 - 3.0m Multi-Use Recreational Pathway

STD DWG 221 - Impressed Concrete Splash Pad

STD DWG 222 - Standard Condo Road Section

STD DWG 223 - CEC Road Section

STD DWG 224 - Location of Future Road Sign

 300 Grading

STD DWG 300 - Minimum Requirements for Lot Grading Plans

STD DWG 301 - Lot Grading & Drainage

STD DWG 302 - Catch Basin Sediment Trap

STD DWG 303 - Catch Basin Barrier

STD DWG 304 - Sediment Control Fence

 400 Traffic Control

STD DWG 400 - Standard Street Name & RegulatorySGN

STD DWG 401 - Entry Point Information Signs

STD DWG 402 - Driveway Entrance Detail

 500 Storm Sewer

STD DWG 500 - STM Sewer Service Conn for Flexible Pipe

STD DWG 501 - Storm Sewer Service Connection for Rigid Pipe

STD DWG 502 - Service Connection in Common Trench

STD DWG 503 - Beehive Catchbasin, Frame & Grate

 600 Fencing, Bollards and Gates Design Standards

STD DWG 600 - Chain Link Fence

STD DWG 601 - Chain Link Fence Single Gate Detail

STD DWG 602 - Chain Link Fence Double Gate Detail

STD DWG 603 - Page Wire Fencing Detail

STD DWG 604 - Post and Rail Fence Detail

STD DWG 605 - Wood Screen Fence Detail

STD DWG 606 - Tree Preservation Fencing

STD DWG 607 - Emergency Maintenance Access Road Gate

STD DWG 608 - Walkway P-Gate

STD DWG 609 - Walkway P-Gate With Support Bracing

STD DWG 610 - Swing Bollard Access

STD DWG 611 - Wood Bollard

STD DWG 612 - Removable Bollard

STD DWG 613 - Noise Attenuation Barrier and Berm

STD DWG 614 - Acoustic Fence Detail

STD DWG 615 - Acoustic Fence Detail

STD DWG 616 - Acoustic Fence Detail

STD DWG 617 - Acoustic Fence Detail

STD DWG 618 - Trailway Entry Gate

STD DWG 619 - Trailway Entry Gate Hinge Detail

STD DWG 620 - Trailway Entry Gate Frame_Gate Section

 700 Open Space Design - General

STD DWG 700 - General Landscaping Notes

STD DWG 701 - Streetscape Specs Notes Part 1

STD DWG 702 - Streetscape Specs Notes Part 2

STD DWG 703 - Streetscape Specs Notes Part 3

STD DWG 704 - Naturalization Specs Notes Part 1

STD DWG 705 - Naturalization Specs Notes Part 2

STD DWG 706 - Naturalization Specs Notes Part 3

STD DWG 707 - Stormwater Management Facility Planting Notes

STD DWG 708 - General Park Planting Notes

STD DWG 709 - Sod Installation Detail

STD DWG 710 - Tree Preservation Std Notes - Part 1

STD DWG 711 - Tree Preservation Std Notes - Part 2

800 Plantings

STD DWG 800 - Deciduous Tree Planting

STD DWG 801 - Coniferous Tree Planting

STD DWG 802 - Shrub Planting

STD DWG 803 - Groundcover and Perennial Planting

STD DWG 804 - Tree and Shrub Naturalization

STD DWG 805 - Topsoil_Subgrade Preparation Detail

900 Paving & Hard Surfaces

STD DWG 900 - Limestone Screening Walkway Detail

STD DWG 901 - Asphalt Paving Walkway or Multi-Use Court

STD DWG 902 - Poured In Place Concrete

STD DWG 903 - Landscape Unit Pavers - Light Duty

STD DWG 904 - Landscape Unit Pavers - Heavy Duty

STD DWG 905 - Permeable Unit Pavers

STD DWG 906 - Unit Pavers Over Concrete Detail

STD DWG 907 - Granular Parking Lot

STD DWG 908 - Precast Concrete Bumper

STD DWG 909 - Pathway Culvert

STD DWG 910 - 0.5-1.0m Single_Preferred Use Trail

STD DWG 911 - Concrete Pedestrian Walkway

 1000 Playgrounds & Sports Fields

STD DWG 1000 - Playground Concrete Border

STD DWG 1001 - Playground Drainage

STD DWG 1002 - Playground Access Ramp

STD DWG 1003 - Basketball Full Court Layout

STD DWG 1004 - Basketball Half Court Layout

STD DWG 1005 - Basketball Post and Net

STD DWG 1006 - Junior Soccer Field Layout

STD DWG 1007 - Senior Soccer Field Layout

STD DWG 1008 - Football Field Layout

STD DWG 1009 - Senior Softball (Field Layout)

STD DWG 1010 - Senior Softball Backstop (Layout)

STD DWG 1011 - Senior Softball Backstop (Front Elevation)

STD DWG 1012 - Baseball_Softball Fence

STD DWG 1013 - Baseball Backstop (Layout)

STD DWG 1014 - Baseball Field Layout

STD DWG 1015 - Baseball Backstop (Front Elevation)

 1100 Signage & Site Furnishings

STD DWG 1100 - Accessibility Trail Signage

STD DWG 1101 - Storm Pond Signage

STD DWG 1102 - No Winter Trail Maintenance Signage

STD DWG 1103 - Accessible Parking Signage

STD DWG 1104 - Accessible Parking Layout - Type A

STD DWG 1105 - Accessible Parking Layout - Type B

STD DWG 1106 - Park Sign Detail P1-2

STD DWG 1107 - Park Sign Detail P2-2

STD DWG 1108 - Bench Node Layout

STD DWG 1109 - Greenway Corridor Signage

STD DWG 1110 - No Dumping By-Law Signage

STD DWG 1111 - Stoop and Scoop Signage

STD DWG 1112 - Naturalization Signage

STD DWG1113 - Benchmark Ground Installation

Fencing standards

The Town's fencing standards provide requirements for all chain link fences and trail and walkway gates. This includes the size, location, height, and material for different types of fences.

Grading standards

Caledon's grading standards provide developers and contractors with requirements for land grading and draining for all new and existing developments.

Landscaping standards

Caledon's landscaping standards provide requirements for planting trees and shrubs in Town.

Outdoor lighting standards

The Town's outdoor lighting standards provide standards and specifications for cobra light coach LED lighting fixtures, streetlight poles and photocell censors. Developers, consultants and contractors working on new or existing streetlights in Town must follow these standards.

Road standards

The Town's road standards provide detailed drawings for roads and sidewalks in Caledon. They provide regulations for when sidewalks and curbs are necessary as well as measurement requirements for roads and sidewalk plans.

Storm sewer standards

The Town's storm sewer standards provide standard requirements for the diameter, depth and location of all storm sewers for new and existing developments.

Traffic control standards

Caledon's traffic control standards provide requirements for all traffic and street signs. This includes the size, material and position of all traffic signs.

Contact us for the various requirements, specifications and documents mentioned above.