Sustainable Growth

Town of Caledon is proud of its approach to land use planning and climate change. Environmental leadership is one of the pillars identified in Caledon's Strategic Plan 2023 - 2035.

The Town intends to remain a prosperous, vibrant and liveable community by continuing to actively promote sustainability principles in all its land use planning and decision-making roles.

Climate Change

We recognize the urgent need to address climate change and on January 28, 2020, Caledon Council declared a climate emergency.

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 

Check out the Town's Climate Change webpage to read the Action Plan or learn more about the other programs and projects undertaken by the Town to mitigate the affects of climate change.

Climate Change webpage

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.