Old School Road Closure – May 20th

Public Works has scheduled a temporary road closure on Old School Road just east of Heritage Road on Wednesday May 20/15 for the replacement of a cross road culvert.

·        Wednesday May 20/15: From 9:00AM – 3:00PM

The last accessible emergency number driving westbound on Old School Road will be #591.

The intersection at Old School Road at Heritage Road driving westbound will be open – the temporary closure is on Old School Road, east of this intersection.

 If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at  905-584-2272 x 4328.

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Cheltenham Badlands – Update

Hello & Happy Long Weekend,

I have received many calls and emails in regards to the Cheltenham Badlands. Today the Ontario Heritage Trust will start Construction on a fence to close the site for a much needed break from foot traffic (erosion) and vehicle traffic (multiple accidents and unsafe road conditions).

Due to the volume of tourists this site sees it has become necessary to conduct an overall review of the site. This will result in the site re-opening with the addition of walking paths, viewing platforms and adequate parking.

I would ask that this season you spread the word and take in the many other trails and sites Caledon has to offer, festivals and village events. The Badlands need a break.

Here are a few key points to remember;

• The Ontario Heritage Trust is committed to ensuring the long-term protection and preservation of the Cheltenham Badlands for the benefit of present and future generations.

• The Trust and our partners are pleased to be moving forward with a Master Plan that will improve public safety, ensure the long-term protection of the Badlands and explore options for public enjoyment and understanding of the site.

• Through the Master Planning process, local residents and the public will have an opportunity to provide comments during public consultations. This dialogue is an important part of the planning process and the feedback provided will help to inform the Master Plan.

• The high volume of visitors to the site is causing accelerated erosion, permanently changing the unique appearance of the Badlands. The fence is a temporary measure to protect the site from further damage, while the Master Planning process is underway.

• As the Master Plan progresses, the Trust and our partners are committed to raising the necessary funds to implement the plan. We hope that community members and the public will also come forward to support this initiative.

Key Facts:

• The striking landscape of the Cheltenham Badlands is one of Ontario’s geological, natural heritage treasures.

• The Cheltenham Badlands is one of the best examples of Badland topography in Ontario.

• The exposed bedrock at the Cheltenham Badlands is Queenston Shale; this iron-rich shale was deposited over 445 million years ago.

• Due to removal of vegetation during land clearing and livestock grazing in the early 1900s, the shale has eroded into a series of hummocks and gullies, producing the distinctive landscape.

• Today, the Cheltenham Badlands is recognized as a provincially significant Earth Science Area of Natural and Scientific Interest.

Imagine. Plan. Play. Workshop TONIGHT in Southfields

Community Workshops

Tuesday May 5, 2015

6:30pm- Open House
7:00pm – Community Workshop
Southfields Village School, 110 Learmont Ave

The Town of Caledon’s Parks and Recreation team wants to hear from you. We’re reaching out to the community to find out what your vision is for the future of parks and recreation in Caledon.

Did you know…..

  • The Town of Caledon maintains 71 parks, 47 playgrounds, 43 sports fields, and over 40 km of trails visited by over 30,000 people last year?
  • There are 12 recreation centres that provide programming to over 1.2 million visitors annually?
  • As a host community to the 2015 Pan/Para Pan American Games, we have a new community hall at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave?

We want to hear from you!

Over the next two months you will have an opportunity to have your say.

The Parks & Recreation Department is working with MHBC Urban Design and Consulting to gather information and make recommendations for the future of parks and recreation in Caledon.

Together we will be reaching out to you through our website, social media, workshops and by telephone survey.

Watch for the Open House meeting in your ward. We encourage you to share your ideas and be a part of the planning process.

  • Tell us what you would like to see in our recreational facilities.
  • What services do you take advantage of now? What would you like to see that we don’t currently offer?
  • What is your vision of a healthy community and how do we keep Caledon active?
  • How do we deal with the financial impacts of increased services?
  • Should we do more corporate partnerships, sponsorships and accept naming rights?

Temporary Closure at Heart Lake and King Road TODAY

Public Works has scheduled a temporary road closure on Heart Lake Rd at King Rd for an emergency cross road culvert repair for:

 Friday May 1, 2015: From 9:00AM – 3:00PM

 The last accessible emergency number driving northbound on Heart Lake Rd will be #13920.

 If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 905-584-2272 x 4328.