Living in Caledon

Caledon is a vibrant and safe community that benefits from a strategic location in the Greater Toronto Area. Access to transportation systems, labour force and an unparalleled quality of life makes Caledon the choice to locate or expand your business.

Quality of life

Caledon's combination of location and lifestyle makes it an ideal place to live and do business. Rural landscapes, amenities, significant infrastructure, and proximity to Toronto combine to create a desirable quality of life.

Education

Caledon offers an impressive choice of public, separate and independent schools.

The two school boards are:

There are four secondary schools and many elementary schools. There are also several well-respected, privately-funded schools, including the exclusive independent school for dedicated student-athletes, The Hill Academy.

Caledon's location in the GTA offers proximity to a wide range of continuing education opportunities, colleges and universities such as:

  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • McMaster University
  • York University
  • Ryerson
  • University of Guelph
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Humber, Seneca, Georgian and Sheridan colleges

Healthcare

Healthcare services in Caledon are first-rate with nearby state-of-the-art and world-renowned facilities located in the GTA.

Sports and recreation

Caledon's abundance of parksconservation areas, trailsgolf and recreation programming are second to none.

Check out Caledon's tourism website for more information. Come for a visit, we know you'll want to stay!

Arts, culture and heritage

In the Town of Caledon, we celebrate our cultural heritage landscapesheritage conservation districts and heritage properties through a variety of conservation efforts. 

Caledon is home to a thriving arts scene, evident through events, galleries and studios. Whether visiting the studios and galleries in the beautiful and historic Alton Mill Arts Centre or attending an event there is plenty to enjoy. Check out Caledon's tourism website for more information. 

 Housing

We are a “community of communities”. Each village and hamlet within Caledon has its own distinctive charm. Our growing real estate market offers home buyers a wide range of options: from country estates and heritage properties, to comfortable single, semi-detached and town homes in new and existing subdivisions. 

Check out residential real estate listings: realtor.ca

New to Canada - Settlement Services

Caledon Community Services (CCS) have expanded their programs to include a wide range of settlement services and programs. CCS is now part of a hub that is home to several organizations all located in a unique space in Southfields Village, Caledon, ON. This hub will meet the broader social needs of the community and services will include a dedicated Settlement Counsellor, providing assistance in a variety of ways whether that’s help in finding a place to live, securing a new job, or filing government forms, newcomers to Caledon and surrounding areas can find the help they need.

Newcomers have access to the settlement integration services that include referrals to various group workshops and information session for language and skill training, employment services, general settlement sessions that include:

  • Healthcare system
  • Social assistance (O.W/ ODSP)
  • Housing Supports
  • Credential Assessment
  • Education System
  • Language and skills training programs
  • Recreational community services 
  • Employment services
  • Legal Services

In addition to a variety of group workshops and local LINC language classes, services include a more individualized approach to client service. This includes entire families with a variety of needs.

Subsidized transportation and childcare may be available for LINC clients who are eligible. CCS also provides community transportation as a fee-for-service option for anyone living in Caledon. In addition, seniors and anyone with disabilities have access to specialized transportation services.

You can contact CCS via email at engage@ccs4u.org or by visiting their website at ccs4u.org.

Want a glimpse at the Caledon countryside? Check out our video highlighting our rural area.

Local news

Caledon is home to two local news publications. Check out what's happening in the local news:

Caledon Enterprise  |  Caledon Citizen

Greenbelt Plan

Caledon is almost 700 km2, over 75% of our land mass is protected by the Greenbelt providing a wide range of opportunity for rural businesses, enjoying nature, recreation, housing variety and enjoying an excellent quality of life.

Ontario's Greenbelt is an area of green space, farmland, vibrant communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds. It contains over two million acres of land and is the largest and most strongly protected greenbelt in the world.

The Greenbelt currently includes the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan areas and over 1.2 million acres of land known as Protected Countryside and Urban River Valley.

Resilient Caledon Community Climate Change Action Plan

The Resilient Caledon Plan is the Town's most ambitious community climate change action plan. The Plan contains over 60 actions to prepare for the local impacts of climate change (i.e. flooding and extreme heat) and achieve the following greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets:

  • 2030: Reduce GHG emissions 36% below 2016 levels
  • 2050: Reach net zero GHG emissions

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Land Acknowledgment

The land which forms the Town of Caledon is part of the Ajetance Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. We acknowledge all of the indigenous people who have walked this land in the past and who walk it today. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land, and by doing so, we give respect to our first nations.