Caledon, OntarioCaledon is a town in the Municipality of Peel within the Greater Toronto Area. Primarily rural in nature Caledon has continued to grow into an urban area in the last decade. It consists of an amalgamation of a number of urban areas, villages and hamlets. Its major urban centre being Bolton.
Caledon is a town in the Municipality of Peel within the Greater Toronto Area. Primarily rural in nature Caledon has continued to grow into an urban area in the last decade. It consists of an amalgamation of a number of urban areas, villages and hamlets. Its major urban centre being Bolton.
The Town of Caledon was established on January 1, 1974 in conjunction with the creation of regional government. Representing an amalgamation of the former County of Peel townships of Albion, Caledon and the northern half of Chinguacousy, the Town of Caledon forms the northern municipality of the present Region of Peel.
The name ‘Caledon’ was chosen through public referendum in 1973; the other choices on the ballot were ‘Albion’ and ‘Cardwell’, the latter being an historic electoral district from 1867-1908 that encompassed the Town of Orangeville and four neighbouring townships.
Early settlements in the townships developed around water-powered mill sites on the Credit and Humber rivers, and at various crossroads. The arrival of the Toronto Grey & Bruce, Hamilton & Northwestern and Credit Valley railways in the 1870s spurred further settlements at various junctions. Development was also influenced by the area’s major landforms, including the Peel Plain, the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine. While some historic hamlets have disappeared over time, Caledon’s present-day communities continue to reflect early settlement patterns.
The Peel District School Board regulate the public schools in Caledon. The Catholic Schools are operated by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board.
Schools include but are not limited to:
Caledon Central Public School
Countryside Montessori & Private School
Credit View Public School
King’s College School (Private)
St. Michael Catholic Secondary School
The Town of Caledon has over 70 parks totalling more than 300 acres. There is also over 260 km of publicly accessible trails within the Town of Caledon including 105 km of the Bruce Trail.
The Town of Caledon currently owns and maintains the 36 km of the Caledon Trailway, and a 1 km portion of the Etobicoke Creek Trail.
• Bruce Trail
• Caledon Trailway
• Elora-Cataract Trail
• Grand Valley Trail
• Humber Valley Trail
• Andrews Treasuretrail
• Oak Ridges Trail
• Albion Hills Conservation Area
• Alton Forest Conservation Area
• Belfountain Conservation Area
• Caledon Lake Forest Conservation Area
• Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
• Glen Haffy Conservation Area
• Heart Lake Conservation Area
• Ken Whillans Conservation Area
• Palgrave Conservation Area
• Robert Baker Forest Conservation Area
• Terra Cotta Forest Conservation Area
• Warwick Conservation Area
Many of Toronto’s wealthiest citizens own large country estates in the area, among them include members of the Eaton Family, Shania Twain & Elton John.
Information sources from www.wikipedia.com & www.town.caledon.on.ca