Why Caledon

With an excellent transportation network, close proximity to large urban centres and a blend of urban and rural communities, Caledon benefits from a strategic location in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), providing an unmatched quality of life.

Caledon by the numbers

  • Anticipated population growth from 2016 to 2041: from 66,502 to 160,000
  • Median resident age: 41
  • Post secondary education, age 25 - 64: 65%
  • Most post secondary education attained in Business, Management, Architecture, Engineering and related technologies: 47%
  • Labour force: 38,235.
    Top 5 industries: Construction, manufacturing, retail, education, and professional, scientific and technical services
  • Total businesses: 9,075
  • Businesses with employees: 3,042

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Infrastructure

Businesses connect easily with their suppliers and customers by rail, air or by direct access to Provincial and Regional road networks. Check out our Transportation and Infrastructure page for more details.

Diverse Business Community

Caledon provides opportunities for businesses across a variety of key sectors. Our community is a place where construction, manufacturing, agricultural, tourism and culture and professional and technical service businesses can cooperate, collaborate and flourish.

From very large manufacturers and distribution centres to a growing number of small entrepreneurial operations Caledon is a place to start, locate or expand your business. 

Workforce

Caledon boasts a rapidly growing population and skilled labour force working in a number of key sectors. Our location in the Greater Toronto Area and Region of Peel provides access to well over 1M people in the labour force.

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.

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
  • University of Guelph-Humber
  • 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.

The healthcare centres in closest proximity to Caledon are the William Osler Health Services and Headwaters Health Care Centre.

Sports and recreation

Caledon's abundance of parks, conservation areas, trails, golf 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

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