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Caledon Waste Collection Changes for Next Week

December 19, 2014

Waste Pick-up: In Caledon waste collection moves to one day later next week.

Exemption Period: For a two-week period from Dec. 29, 2014 – Jan. 9, 2015, residents may place unlimited amounts of excess acceptable waste at the curb on their scheduled collection day.

Christmas Tree Pick-up: For one-week beginning Jan. 12, 2015, residents may place Christmas trees, with all decorative items removed, at the curb on their regularly scheduled collection day.

CRC Hours: All Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, Friday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.


Caledon OPP wishes you a Safe Holiday

December 19, 2014

(CALEDON, ON) – Members from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want to remind motorists that Friday December 19th, 2014 marks the beginning of the holiday break and that road safety is a shared responsibility. Driver and pedestrian safety should be on everyone’s mind.

For Drivers:

• The last day of school is an exciting time for children and they may become
pre-occupied and forget the rules of the road.
• Be ready to stop at all times. Children do not always notice oncoming traffic.
• Watch for clues, a hockey net or ball can mean kids are playing nearby.
• Always try to make eye contact with children waiting to cross the road.
• Be patient and wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding.
• Always watch for children as you are backing up. Walk around your vehicle to
make sure no children are behind the vehicle.

For Parents:

• Teach your children to make eye contact with the driver before they cross the road,
even if the signal is on.
• Stop before stepping into the road.
• Look in all directions before crossing.
• Stop, look and listen for traffic.
• Cross safely when the road is clear.
• Walk; don’t run, across the road.
• Don’t jaywalk. Teach your children to cross at intersections that have a marked
• Avoid unnecessary shortcuts like walking through a parking lot. Drivers may not
see children between parked cars and the children may not see the cars moving.

The Caledon OPP urges motorists to slow down and be alert on roadways, particularly when travelling through residential areas and school zones.

Have a safe and happy holiday from everyone at Caledon OPP.

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Contact:​A/Sgt. Brenda Evans
Community Service Officer / Media Relations Officer
​Caledon OPP
Phone: ​(905) 584-2241 / (647) 389-8300

Caledon’s own Smartphone App

December 16, 2014

Town of Caledon launches smartphone app at

The Town of Caledon has launched another e-service for residents with the roll-out of PingStreet, a mobile app for residents to easily access and interact with the Town through handheld devices.

“The use of mobile devices is growing exponentially and Caledon has invested in a mobile app to meet the growing information needs of our residents,” said Bethany Lee, Communications Manager for the Town of Caledon.

“Our Pingstreet app will support quick access to municipal information while citizens are on the go. This complements our website, which is also mobile-friendly, and our more traditional means of communicating with residents.”

The Caledon app, available at, includes a number of features:

Emergency Broadcasts: through the Notification Centre, users can subscribe to receive “push” notifications during emergencies such as weather-related events

Report a Problem: residents can report graffiti, potholes, or other issues directly to the Public Works department – they can even snap a photo with their phone – and have that message geo-located

News: current news releases are instantly available

Events: the community calendar includes a full list of what’s on – a great resource for family activities, cultural and service/charitable events.

Trails: if you are looking to get out and enjoy Caledon’s trail network, the app includes an interactive map

Contacts: the app’s “Government” tab includes quick and easy access to elected representatives on the local, provincial and federal level. There is also a list of email addresses for all Town Departments.

Caledon’s PingStreet app is available for iOs (Apple), Android, Blackberry and Windows. Stay tuned – new features will be added in 2015.

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Media Contact:

Bethany Lee
Corporate Communications
905.584.2272 x.4106 |

Caledon Facility Closures this Evening

December 11, 2014

A message from Town of Caledon…

Facility Closure updates for Town of Caledon – December 11, 2014

Please be advised of the following closures in the Town of Caledon this evening.

Recreation facilities – adjusted hours:

Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness will close at 7:00pm.
Rotary Place will close at 7:00pm.
Albion Bolton Community Centre remains open for rentals for normal operation hours.
Mayfield Recreation Complex will remain open for programs and rentals. Public access programs will be cancelled.
Closed for the evening:

Lloyd Wilson Arena
Cheltenham Community Room
Margaret Dunn
Alton Community Centre
Victoria Parks
Caledon Village Place
Inglewood Community Centre
Caledon East, Inglewood, Margaret Dunn and Belfountain branches of the Caledon Public Library are closed.
Follow the Town on Twitter for updates: @YourCaledon

Weather and Road Update for Caledon

December 11, 2014

Weather impacts in Caledon and Caledon Road Clearing Update for December 11, 2014

Environment Canada has issued a Weather Advisory for Caledon area. They are reporting that snow from a low over upstate New York continues over much of Southern Ontario. The snow will be heavy at times with 15 to 20 cm of accumulation today, with 25 to 30 cm possible in some areas particularly near the south shore of Lake Ontario. In addition, gusty north winds may cause areas of blowing snow. The snow will become lighter this evening.

Caledon Road Clearing Update – as of 1:30 p.m.

David Loveridge, Director of Public Works for the Town of Caledon, is reporting that all of the prime Town roads have been plowed a minimum of two times. Crews are now focusing on running one single pass through all secondary suburban roads. Town shifts are working maximum hours in order to clear snow. Contractors are also dealing with hotspots across the Town, particularly during shift changes.

Weather report shows the storm system will be tapering off at approximately 5 p.m. this afternoon. There will be considerable clean up to complete after that.

Follow the Town on Twitter for updates: @YourCaledon

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Media Contact:

Bethany Lee

Corporate Communications

905.584.2272 x.4106 |

Caledon WinterFest 2015

December 10, 2014

The Town of Caledon is pleased to host the eleventh annual “WinterFest” on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Bring your family and join friends and neighbours at the Mayfield Recreation Complex from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Activities are free to the community and include public skating, swimming, crafts, entertainment, refreshments and more!

Please join Mayor Allan Thompson and staff at 2 p.m. for the official cake cutting.

For more information, visit or contact Mayfield Recreation Complex at 905.843.2216.

Caledon OPP 3rd Annual “Shop with a Cop”

December 10, 2014

The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to announce that chosen Caledon students will have the opportunity to participate in our third annual, “Shop with a Cop!” event. On Saturday, December 20, 2014, 50 deserving Caledon students will have the opportunity to spend time with a police officer shopping for Christmas gifts for their families. Each student will be provided with a $100.00 gift card graciously donated by local businesses and schools. The students will be transported to Wal-Mart at 5085 Mayfield Road to make their purchases followed by breakfast and other festivities at Robert F. Hall Secondary School.

“Without the generosity of the Caledon Community we wouldn’t be able to continue with this fantastic program. During a fundraising drive at Zehrs Bolton, with the assistance of the manager Marco Cesarone, we raised over $2040.00 to assist in our cause. This is a very special event for our officers and civilian members and truly makes our Christmas season special,” said Provincial Constable Christina Sanghera, Chairperson of “Shop with a Cop!”

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