Growth, Settlement, Housing and Employment

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Growth, settlement, housing and employment are core factors that shape our communities and situate where and how we live. They are our homes, workplaces, current and future neighborhoods. By looking at where and how our communities develop and grow, we can allow our population to increase while promoting complete communities.


Focus Area's Projects and Studies


Provincial and Regional Influences

The Province of Ontario has forecasted the Region of Peel to have a population of 2,280,000 individuals and 1,070,000 jobs by the year 2051. Of that growth, Caledon is planned to reach a population of 300,000, and 125,000 jobs.

Provincial Influences

Region of Peel Influences

Growth, settlement, housing and employment are core factors that shape our communities and situate where and how we live. They are our homes, workplaces, current and future neighborhoods. By looking at where and how our communities develop and grow, we can allow our population to increase while promoting complete communities.


Focus Area's Projects and Studies


Provincial and Regional Influences

The Province of Ontario has forecasted the Region of Peel to have a population of 2,280,000 individuals and 1,070,000 jobs by the year 2051. Of that growth, Caledon is planned to reach a population of 300,000, and 125,000 jobs.

Provincial Influences

Region of Peel Influences

Questions about growth, settlement, housing and employment?

Please let us know if you have any questions about the work the Town is undertaking to plan for future growth, settlement, housing and employment. Your questions and the responses from Town staff may be published here to help build awareness.

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  • Share Can you tell me please what exactly is “Designation as Employment Area” mean. By that I mean if a rural residential home is currently on .57 of an acre and the zoning is changed “Employment Area” what exactly can it be used for. Thank you! on Facebook Share Can you tell me please what exactly is “Designation as Employment Area” mean. By that I mean if a rural residential home is currently on .57 of an acre and the zoning is changed “Employment Area” what exactly can it be used for. Thank you! on Twitter Share Can you tell me please what exactly is “Designation as Employment Area” mean. By that I mean if a rural residential home is currently on .57 of an acre and the zoning is changed “Employment Area” what exactly can it be used for. Thank you! on Linkedin Email Can you tell me please what exactly is “Designation as Employment Area” mean. By that I mean if a rural residential home is currently on .57 of an acre and the zoning is changed “Employment Area” what exactly can it be used for. Thank you! link

    Can you tell me please what exactly is “Designation as Employment Area” mean. By that I mean if a rural residential home is currently on .57 of an acre and the zoning is changed “Employment Area” what exactly can it be used for. Thank you!

    TD asked 11 months ago

    Designation as an Employment Area in the Town’s draft Official Plan means that existing uses are permitted to continue, and that the lands will be looked at more closely during the development of a Secondary Plan for the area. Secondary Plans cover information including land use designation, design, parks, public spaces, community facilities, roads, etc. Through the development of a Secondary Plan a more detailed land use designation would be applied (such as Prestige Employment Area, Knowledge and Innovation Employment Area, etc.). A more detailed land use designation would contain specific permitted uses and more details to guide development of that land.

  • Share How is this plan going to go forward with Peel Region splitting up? I'm sure it was being drafted before the decision to split happened. on Facebook Share How is this plan going to go forward with Peel Region splitting up? I'm sure it was being drafted before the decision to split happened. on Twitter Share How is this plan going to go forward with Peel Region splitting up? I'm sure it was being drafted before the decision to split happened. on Linkedin Email How is this plan going to go forward with Peel Region splitting up? I'm sure it was being drafted before the decision to split happened. link

    How is this plan going to go forward with Peel Region splitting up? I'm sure it was being drafted before the decision to split happened.

    JeanneG asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. While the second draft of the plan was prepared before the announcement was made, the draft Caledon Official Plan still needs to be in conformity with the Region of Peel Official Plan. There are many details to be worked out regarding roles and responsibilities for the Region and Town, and staff will continue to work towards the finalization of a new Official Plan. If Provincial direction changes, the plan will need to be updated accordingly. 

  • Share I live in North Hill, and I'm surprised that the nearest hospital is more than 30 mins away in a developed country. What plans to push for a hospital for the community of Caledon? What is the ETA? I have read the 20-acre land has also already been donated by one of the residents. on Facebook Share I live in North Hill, and I'm surprised that the nearest hospital is more than 30 mins away in a developed country. What plans to push for a hospital for the community of Caledon? What is the ETA? I have read the 20-acre land has also already been donated by one of the residents. on Twitter Share I live in North Hill, and I'm surprised that the nearest hospital is more than 30 mins away in a developed country. What plans to push for a hospital for the community of Caledon? What is the ETA? I have read the 20-acre land has also already been donated by one of the residents. on Linkedin Email I live in North Hill, and I'm surprised that the nearest hospital is more than 30 mins away in a developed country. What plans to push for a hospital for the community of Caledon? What is the ETA? I have read the 20-acre land has also already been donated by one of the residents. link

    I live in North Hill, and I'm surprised that the nearest hospital is more than 30 mins away in a developed country. What plans to push for a hospital for the community of Caledon? What is the ETA? I have read the 20-acre land has also already been donated by one of the residents.

    jakap0604 asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. You are correct that 20 acres of land have been donated to the Region of Peel for the purpose of building a future healthcare facility for the residents of the Region. The Region has not identified specific uses or timing for the development of the site. More information, including contact information for the Region of Peel, is available: https://www.peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2021&month=11&day=20&file=20211120.xml


  • Share I see there is a lot of growth when it comes to housing, yet there doesn't seem to be any movement on real estate for any retail, , are there any plans for a small to mid sized smart centre, to be built in Caledon East? We have to go to Bolton, and or Orangeville to spend money on groceries, home goods and pretty much everything else, are we looking at retail opportunities in the city which would ultimately help support future employment opportunities in this area? Also are there any plans to put a 4 way stop and or a round about at the end of Albert Spencer Road and Innis Lake Road just across from Atkinson Road,? there is a lot more traffic now and its difficult for someone waiting at Albert Spencer to see if there are cars coming east from Innis Lake road unless you go to far out which puts you at risk for cars coming West down past old church continuing on to Innis Lake road on Facebook Share I see there is a lot of growth when it comes to housing, yet there doesn't seem to be any movement on real estate for any retail, , are there any plans for a small to mid sized smart centre, to be built in Caledon East? We have to go to Bolton, and or Orangeville to spend money on groceries, home goods and pretty much everything else, are we looking at retail opportunities in the city which would ultimately help support future employment opportunities in this area? Also are there any plans to put a 4 way stop and or a round about at the end of Albert Spencer Road and Innis Lake Road just across from Atkinson Road,? there is a lot more traffic now and its difficult for someone waiting at Albert Spencer to see if there are cars coming east from Innis Lake road unless you go to far out which puts you at risk for cars coming West down past old church continuing on to Innis Lake road on Twitter Share I see there is a lot of growth when it comes to housing, yet there doesn't seem to be any movement on real estate for any retail, , are there any plans for a small to mid sized smart centre, to be built in Caledon East? We have to go to Bolton, and or Orangeville to spend money on groceries, home goods and pretty much everything else, are we looking at retail opportunities in the city which would ultimately help support future employment opportunities in this area? Also are there any plans to put a 4 way stop and or a round about at the end of Albert Spencer Road and Innis Lake Road just across from Atkinson Road,? there is a lot more traffic now and its difficult for someone waiting at Albert Spencer to see if there are cars coming east from Innis Lake road unless you go to far out which puts you at risk for cars coming West down past old church continuing on to Innis Lake road on Linkedin Email I see there is a lot of growth when it comes to housing, yet there doesn't seem to be any movement on real estate for any retail, , are there any plans for a small to mid sized smart centre, to be built in Caledon East? We have to go to Bolton, and or Orangeville to spend money on groceries, home goods and pretty much everything else, are we looking at retail opportunities in the city which would ultimately help support future employment opportunities in this area? Also are there any plans to put a 4 way stop and or a round about at the end of Albert Spencer Road and Innis Lake Road just across from Atkinson Road,? there is a lot more traffic now and its difficult for someone waiting at Albert Spencer to see if there are cars coming east from Innis Lake road unless you go to far out which puts you at risk for cars coming West down past old church continuing on to Innis Lake road link

    I see there is a lot of growth when it comes to housing, yet there doesn't seem to be any movement on real estate for any retail, , are there any plans for a small to mid sized smart centre, to be built in Caledon East? We have to go to Bolton, and or Orangeville to spend money on groceries, home goods and pretty much everything else, are we looking at retail opportunities in the city which would ultimately help support future employment opportunities in this area? Also are there any plans to put a 4 way stop and or a round about at the end of Albert Spencer Road and Innis Lake Road just across from Atkinson Road,? there is a lot more traffic now and its difficult for someone waiting at Albert Spencer to see if there are cars coming east from Innis Lake road unless you go to far out which puts you at risk for cars coming West down past old church continuing on to Innis Lake road

    SKL asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your questions. There are commercial components of an approved development at Atchison Drive and Old Church Road. There is also a development application at 16114 Airport Road that will include commercial floor space.

    Staff will be looking into the intersection you’ve mentioned and will complete an All-Way stop control warrant analysis to identify the need for the new stop sign.

  • Share Last night I was driving on Emil Kolb and two deer ran across the road. What is Caledon's plan to ensure wildlife is considered when building new developments? Will enough wildlife only corridors be established and maintained to ensure there continues to be wildlife in Caledon? My concern is that the current "wild spaces" are being carved up and developed and not enough space within each new development is being set aside to allow the safe and free flowing migration/hunting of mammals in particular. This unfortunately puts them into more contact with humans and leads to their untimely deaths. on Facebook Share Last night I was driving on Emil Kolb and two deer ran across the road. What is Caledon's plan to ensure wildlife is considered when building new developments? Will enough wildlife only corridors be established and maintained to ensure there continues to be wildlife in Caledon? My concern is that the current "wild spaces" are being carved up and developed and not enough space within each new development is being set aside to allow the safe and free flowing migration/hunting of mammals in particular. This unfortunately puts them into more contact with humans and leads to their untimely deaths. on Twitter Share Last night I was driving on Emil Kolb and two deer ran across the road. What is Caledon's plan to ensure wildlife is considered when building new developments? Will enough wildlife only corridors be established and maintained to ensure there continues to be wildlife in Caledon? My concern is that the current "wild spaces" are being carved up and developed and not enough space within each new development is being set aside to allow the safe and free flowing migration/hunting of mammals in particular. This unfortunately puts them into more contact with humans and leads to their untimely deaths. on Linkedin Email Last night I was driving on Emil Kolb and two deer ran across the road. What is Caledon's plan to ensure wildlife is considered when building new developments? Will enough wildlife only corridors be established and maintained to ensure there continues to be wildlife in Caledon? My concern is that the current "wild spaces" are being carved up and developed and not enough space within each new development is being set aside to allow the safe and free flowing migration/hunting of mammals in particular. This unfortunately puts them into more contact with humans and leads to their untimely deaths. link

    Last night I was driving on Emil Kolb and two deer ran across the road. What is Caledon's plan to ensure wildlife is considered when building new developments? Will enough wildlife only corridors be established and maintained to ensure there continues to be wildlife in Caledon? My concern is that the current "wild spaces" are being carved up and developed and not enough space within each new development is being set aside to allow the safe and free flowing migration/hunting of mammals in particular. This unfortunately puts them into more contact with humans and leads to their untimely deaths.

    annm asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for your questions. Detailed planning for new development areas (Secondary Plans) would involve a natural heritage strategy which would include the analysis of wildlife habitat and consideration of strategies to mitigate the impacts of urban development on wildlife. The development of Secondary Plans will follow the approval of a new Official Plan, and will be a public process with opportunities for further input.

  • Share Way too many housing development projects are happening! The amount of dump trucks through the town is ridiculous! Not to mention the negative affect of pollution and wear and tear on the roads. Stop the expansion! on Facebook Share Way too many housing development projects are happening! The amount of dump trucks through the town is ridiculous! Not to mention the negative affect of pollution and wear and tear on the roads. Stop the expansion! on Twitter Share Way too many housing development projects are happening! The amount of dump trucks through the town is ridiculous! Not to mention the negative affect of pollution and wear and tear on the roads. Stop the expansion! on Linkedin Email Way too many housing development projects are happening! The amount of dump trucks through the town is ridiculous! Not to mention the negative affect of pollution and wear and tear on the roads. Stop the expansion! link

    Way too many housing development projects are happening! The amount of dump trucks through the town is ridiculous! Not to mention the negative affect of pollution and wear and tear on the roads. Stop the expansion!

    DeborahH asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your comment. Information on specific development applications can be found here: https://www.caledon.ca/en/town-services/development-applications.aspx and you can provide your feedback on any specific applications to the contact noted on the file.

     The Official Plan review will look at issues such as traffic through a Transportation Master Plan. A Climate Change Land Use Plan has recently been prepared that will look at how we adapt and mitigate the impacts of climate change, including how we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. The Official Plan intends to manage growth responsibly, and the Town will complete a staging and sequencing plan that addresses the phasing of future development lands in an efficient manner. 

  • Share "Through recent changes to the Planning Act, the province has directed that two residential units be permitted within existing houses, and that separate dwelling units be permitted. Through the Official Plan review and subsequent Zoning by-law review, this provincial direction will be reflected in municipal documents." Would these secondary units be allowed IN the greenbelt area of Caledon as well? NEC, Conservation Authority etc? on Facebook Share "Through recent changes to the Planning Act, the province has directed that two residential units be permitted within existing houses, and that separate dwelling units be permitted. Through the Official Plan review and subsequent Zoning by-law review, this provincial direction will be reflected in municipal documents." Would these secondary units be allowed IN the greenbelt area of Caledon as well? NEC, Conservation Authority etc? on Twitter Share "Through recent changes to the Planning Act, the province has directed that two residential units be permitted within existing houses, and that separate dwelling units be permitted. Through the Official Plan review and subsequent Zoning by-law review, this provincial direction will be reflected in municipal documents." Would these secondary units be allowed IN the greenbelt area of Caledon as well? NEC, Conservation Authority etc? on Linkedin Email "Through recent changes to the Planning Act, the province has directed that two residential units be permitted within existing houses, and that separate dwelling units be permitted. Through the Official Plan review and subsequent Zoning by-law review, this provincial direction will be reflected in municipal documents." Would these secondary units be allowed IN the greenbelt area of Caledon as well? NEC, Conservation Authority etc? link

    "Through recent changes to the Planning Act, the province has directed that two residential units be permitted within existing houses, and that separate dwelling units be permitted. Through the Official Plan review and subsequent Zoning by-law review, this provincial direction will be reflected in municipal documents." Would these secondary units be allowed IN the greenbelt area of Caledon as well? NEC, Conservation Authority etc?

    caledonresident asked about 3 years ago

    Thank you for your question. Through our Official Plan review we are required to ensure that our plan conforms with Provincial and Regional planning policy documents. As there are policies in the provincial plans that provide further guidance on permitting additional residential units, permissions will vary depending on the provincial plan designations, as well as local Official Plan designations and zoning. For example, the Greenbelt Plan directs that “outside of the Natural Heritage System, second dwelling units are permitted within single dwellings permitted in accordance with sections 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 or within existing accessory structures on the same lot”.  Those same permissions do not apply within the Greenbelt Natural Heritage System area. Policies in the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine Plans may provide further guidance, we will need time to review these documents to ensure our Official Plan speaks to these permissions appropriately.

  • Share With the current influx of new housing in Caledon East what are the plans for new retail/commercial in the area? Will there be consideration into cheaper and larger grocery stores? new/increased medical? restaurants/fast food? It is frustrating needing to often go towards bolton or brampton for more options and ammenities. Would love to see more locally in Caledon East to alleviate necessary driving. Obviously not interested in complete urban sprawl as I love the community, but more amenities would be great! on Facebook Share With the current influx of new housing in Caledon East what are the plans for new retail/commercial in the area? Will there be consideration into cheaper and larger grocery stores? new/increased medical? restaurants/fast food? It is frustrating needing to often go towards bolton or brampton for more options and ammenities. Would love to see more locally in Caledon East to alleviate necessary driving. Obviously not interested in complete urban sprawl as I love the community, but more amenities would be great! on Twitter Share With the current influx of new housing in Caledon East what are the plans for new retail/commercial in the area? Will there be consideration into cheaper and larger grocery stores? new/increased medical? restaurants/fast food? It is frustrating needing to often go towards bolton or brampton for more options and ammenities. Would love to see more locally in Caledon East to alleviate necessary driving. Obviously not interested in complete urban sprawl as I love the community, but more amenities would be great! on Linkedin Email With the current influx of new housing in Caledon East what are the plans for new retail/commercial in the area? Will there be consideration into cheaper and larger grocery stores? new/increased medical? restaurants/fast food? It is frustrating needing to often go towards bolton or brampton for more options and ammenities. Would love to see more locally in Caledon East to alleviate necessary driving. Obviously not interested in complete urban sprawl as I love the community, but more amenities would be great! link

    With the current influx of new housing in Caledon East what are the plans for new retail/commercial in the area? Will there be consideration into cheaper and larger grocery stores? new/increased medical? restaurants/fast food? It is frustrating needing to often go towards bolton or brampton for more options and ammenities. Would love to see more locally in Caledon East to alleviate necessary driving. Obviously not interested in complete urban sprawl as I love the community, but more amenities would be great!

    Ctranq89 asked over 4 years ago

    Thank you for your question. Through the Official Plan Review a study will be conducted that reviews Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional uses throughout the Town. It will look at existing uses and evaluate the needs of the community to 2041. The study will be undertaken this year and may determine a need for additional retail/commercial uses, etc. 

    As more residents move to Caledon East, there may be increased interest from businesses looking to locate in the community. The number and type of businesses that locate in the community is a decision made by business, however the Town through its land use planning/zoning regulations and other programs is working to make Caledon East an attractive location to both keep the businesses we have and attract new ones. Through these activities we hope to have more amenities for Caledon East residents.  Planning and Economic Development staff are always available to discuss opportunities with potential or existing businesses.

  • Share re Peel Reg. Density Infographic Can we expect that increasing intensity around May West, where two major highways - GTA West Corridor (if re-announced) and 410 - would increase the need for better transportation OR improved workplace facilities within the Town's boundaries? Regardless of the density and potential job growth, the majority of people living in this area are going to be commuting out of the Town unless some form of office space is created (shared working space) or an adequate method of transportation is provided to residents. A few buses from Brampton might be a stop-gap solution but a more frequent and reliable service will likely be required with the proposed population in this area. on Facebook Share re Peel Reg. Density Infographic Can we expect that increasing intensity around May West, where two major highways - GTA West Corridor (if re-announced) and 410 - would increase the need for better transportation OR improved workplace facilities within the Town's boundaries? Regardless of the density and potential job growth, the majority of people living in this area are going to be commuting out of the Town unless some form of office space is created (shared working space) or an adequate method of transportation is provided to residents. A few buses from Brampton might be a stop-gap solution but a more frequent and reliable service will likely be required with the proposed population in this area. on Twitter Share re Peel Reg. Density Infographic Can we expect that increasing intensity around May West, where two major highways - GTA West Corridor (if re-announced) and 410 - would increase the need for better transportation OR improved workplace facilities within the Town's boundaries? Regardless of the density and potential job growth, the majority of people living in this area are going to be commuting out of the Town unless some form of office space is created (shared working space) or an adequate method of transportation is provided to residents. A few buses from Brampton might be a stop-gap solution but a more frequent and reliable service will likely be required with the proposed population in this area. on Linkedin Email re Peel Reg. Density Infographic Can we expect that increasing intensity around May West, where two major highways - GTA West Corridor (if re-announced) and 410 - would increase the need for better transportation OR improved workplace facilities within the Town's boundaries? Regardless of the density and potential job growth, the majority of people living in this area are going to be commuting out of the Town unless some form of office space is created (shared working space) or an adequate method of transportation is provided to residents. A few buses from Brampton might be a stop-gap solution but a more frequent and reliable service will likely be required with the proposed population in this area. link

    re Peel Reg. Density Infographic Can we expect that increasing intensity around May West, where two major highways - GTA West Corridor (if re-announced) and 410 - would increase the need for better transportation OR improved workplace facilities within the Town's boundaries? Regardless of the density and potential job growth, the majority of people living in this area are going to be commuting out of the Town unless some form of office space is created (shared working space) or an adequate method of transportation is provided to residents. A few buses from Brampton might be a stop-gap solution but a more frequent and reliable service will likely be required with the proposed population in this area.

    gew asked over 4 years ago

    Mayfield West Phase 2 is being planned at a higher density than other areas within the Town. Phase 2 also has a transit hub planned, which will result in a transit connection to Brampton. An Economic Development Strategy is being completed, which will look at the types of employment the Town wishes to attract. Through work completed at the Regional and local levels, we will look at the location and type of new employment land, which will result in an increase in local jobs.

  • Share Can you please share the tentative location of the proposed Mayfield West Phase 2 on Facebook Share Can you please share the tentative location of the proposed Mayfield West Phase 2 on Twitter Share Can you please share the tentative location of the proposed Mayfield West Phase 2 on Linkedin Email Can you please share the tentative location of the proposed Mayfield West Phase 2 link

    Can you please share the tentative location of the proposed Mayfield West Phase 2

    Sanjay Soni asked over 4 years ago

    Thank you for your question and for using our new online platform. The existing settlement boundary for Mayfield West Phase 1 and Phase 2 Stage 1 can be viewed here. The next area proposed to be added to the settlement boundary, Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2, can be viewed here


    The approval of the Mayfield West Phase 2 Stage 2 settlement expansion is subject to Region of Peel Council approval of Regional Official Plan Amendment (OPA 34) in Q1 2020.  The Town of Caledon is also working to finalize the draft local Official Plan Amendment (OPA 255) and to bring it forward for Town of Caledon Council approval in Q3 2020.


    As part of the Region’s and Town’s Official Plan reviews additional land will be required to accommodate growth to 2041 beyond Mayfield West Phase 2. Additional land in Mayfield West and/or other areas within the Town may be designated for future growth. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

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