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)