To improve Caledon transportation please take 10 minutes and fill out this survey. Then forward this to all Caledon residents that you know so that Caledon’s transportation will improve!
Getting around is difficult for many residents living in Caledon and surrounding areas. Given Caledon’s enormous geography and the absence of public transit, Caledon Community Service’s Transportation Program is an essential support service in ensuring the health and well-being of Caledon’s residents.
Caledon Community Services wants your input to better understand your transportation needs. This information will help us plan our transportation strategies. We want to provide Caledon residents with the ability to get to high quality programs that add pleasure to their lives, support health and wellness and are in keeping with our vision of a healthy, engaged compassionate community for all. We also want to know if our current services are working as efficiently as possible. Your responses will guide us in determining the improvements we should make.
This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation.
Here is the link to the Transportation Needs Assessment Survey:
Habitat for Humanity Crew Build is coming up May 10th @ Torbram.
We know what some of you are thinking: I don’t have any experience building. No problem… that’s what Crew Build is all about! We will train you. Sign up for a Crew Build shift athttp://crew.habitatgta.volunteerhub.com. Note: You may need to register if you haven’t volunteered with us to date. Call if you have any challenges.
Crew Leaders to help us successfully train other volunteers and we rely heavily on them every day!
The Crew Build and Crew program is for:
· anyone interested in learning more about building but may not yet have all the skills necessary
· anyone who wants to eventually be a Crew Leader
· people who have people/leadership skills
It’s a great way to come and learn more about building skills, and build a home for one of our hardworking Partner Families. To learn more about the Crew Build and Crew program go tohttp://crewbuild.ca
And… we will even have special Crew T-Shirts, some prizes and lunch for the Crew Builds.
Interested? contact Thomas Fischer at his cell or email address below, so we can help you get signed up, feel free to leave a message if you don’t reach me directly.
Vice President, Regional Development
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area
268 Rutherford Road South, Unit 5 | Brampton, ON L6W 3N3
| C: (416) 951 0951 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground is breaking this week on Caledon’s newest fire station.
Caledon Fire and Emergency Services Station 302 will be a combined fire and paramedic station located on Highway 50 near Cross Country Boulevard. At approximately 21,700 sq. ft., the new station will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards.
“Caledon’s emergency workers have outgrown their current location on Ann Street in Bolton, and everyone has been eagerly anticipating this new station,” said Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson. “What is equally exciting is that this important facility will be built to high environmental and aesthetic standards.”
The build budget is $7.5 million and will house several pieces of modern fire apparatus, including the aerial ladder as well as accommodations for Peel Regional Paramedic Services to ensure timely response to the community.
About the new location
Throughout the planning and design process, the needs of the community, the first responders and the logistics of emergency services delivery were considered in conjunction with the realities of the site and the architecture of the building. The Town and the Region of Peel worked with a consultant to determine the preferred site location based on current operating practices, response times, trends and challenges, population growth, service needs, transportation access, and alignment with the Town’s Master Fire Plan.
The station will be built on lands adjacent to an environmental protection area (EPA) owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The EPA lands will remain in the ownership of the TRCA and will not be developed for the purpose of the fire hall.
Occupancy is anticipated to be late 2017. Follow the building progress at www.caledon.ca/302
Artist rendering of street view of the new station 302 (finishes might not be exactly as shown)
Removal of Half Load Season
In Caledon, the majority of the roads are posted with signage indicating a half load season; maximum 5 tonnes per axle, effective March 15th to May 15th. These restrictions assist in the preservation of Town roadways. The half load season may be modified at the discretion of the road authority.
As of Friday, April 22nd 2016, the half load season will come to end for all paved roads in Caledon. All gravel roads will remain under half load restrictions until May 15th 2016.
Caledon Fire & Emergency Services encourages the public to use caution when burning. With the spring season upon us, there is an increased potential for grass fires. With grass and brush starting to dry out, it is very easy for fire to spread uncontrollably with a little bit of wind. Unattended burning is the most common cause of grass fires. Burning carelessly and improperly discarding cigarette butts also pose hazards.
An “Open Air Burn Permit” must be obtained to conduct open air fires in Caledon and open fires are only permitted in approved areas. Permits are now available online at http://www.caledon.ca, or may be obtained in person at the Fire Administration Headquarters (6211 Old Church Road, Caledon East) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. The price of an annual permit is currently $42.00. Failure to obtain an open air burn permit may result in a fine.
Materials from your lawn, yard or garden are also being collected as yard waste by the Region of Peel. Yard waste pick up information can be found at http://www.peelregion.ca/waste/yard-waste.
For more detailed information about open air burn permits, please contact Caledon Fire & Emergency Services at 905.584.2272 x.4303.