Spread over 700 sq km, the Town of Caledon is a true community of communities that sits in the southern reaches of the Hills of Headwaters tourism area, and just north of the City of Toronto. Scenic countryside and quaint villages offer something for everyone in Caledon. Outdoor pursuits such as hiking and cycling are a great way to enjoy our natural and built heritage. From sprawling country estates to operational farms to the communities of Bolton, Caledon East and Mayfield West, Caledon has many types of homes for people from all walks of life.
Caledon is the place I myself call home. I am proud of my community and what it has to offer.
Greenest Town in Ontario
The Town of Caledon, with a large geographic area and population of 55,000 people, prides itself on maintaining a sustainable balance of community, environmental and development initiatives in the context of an extensive urban and rural environment. The Town is well respected for its progressive approach on “green” matters as recognized recently by being named the co-recipient of the “TVO Greenest Town in Ontario” Award in 2003.
The award was granted to Caledon because of a number of its progressive environmental initiatives. These include excellent countryside planning, the Healthy Horticultural Landscapes Bylaw, strong community involvement, membership in the Partners for Climate Protection Program and extensive waste diversion programs, in addition to the staff position of an Environmental Progress Officer (EPO) in the Fall 2004.
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