Tourism, Heritage, Healthy Communities and Culture

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Tourism, Heritage, Healthy Communities, and Culture are keystones of community wellbeing and contribute to the health, happiness and sense of community of our residents. Community wellbeing is important to the development of a shared vision that can inspire and affect positive community change.

Tourism brings economic vitality to the Town through the promotion of local businesses and our unique natural and cultural features and helps to develop positive relationships within the community. Agritourism and ecotourism, more specifically, support the diversification of traditional farming practices. The shift to more on-farm diversified uses will result in the promotion of new agri-business and employment opportunities, such as craft breweries, promotion of local farm produce, farm gate sales, healthy living tours, etc.

Our cultural and natural heritage help define the character of Caledon and contribute to its vitality and identity. Preserving cultural heritage resources and managing changes to them helps make our communities and rural areas distinctive. Appreciating, promoting and learning from our local history allows us to plan for a more sustainable and resilient future.

Community wellbeing is enhanced through robust building and landscape design, creating opportunities to facilitate age friendly, accessible, and healthy living and community connectivity. Active livable communities entail safe, enjoyable public spaces, human-scale buildings, transit, cycling and multi-use paths, parks and community spaces.

Cultural diversity enhances our community wellbeing. Living in harmony with each other and valuing individual differences creates a strong and open community. This includes respect for our Indigenous peoples and their traditional hunting grounds, trading routes and sacred burial lands as well as new immigrants to Caledon.

The drivers of policy development for the Tourism, Heritage, Healthy Communities and Culture focus areas include:

Provincial Drivers

Region of Peel Official Plan Review

Community Wellbeing Focus Area Work Plan for Town’s Official Plan Review (OPR)

  • Region of Peel OPR conformity (with ROPA 27)
  • Cultural Heritage Landscapes
  • Indigenous Community Inclusion Protocol
  • Review current Official Plan policies
  • Age Friendly Planning (completed in 2017)
  • Scenic Natural Landscapes
  • Culture Plan/Tourism Strategy Update
  • Town-wide Archaeological Management Plan
  • Design Guidelines Update
  • Cultural Heritage Master Plan

Tourism, Heritage, Healthy Communities, and Culture are keystones of community wellbeing and contribute to the health, happiness and sense of community of our residents. Community wellbeing is important to the development of a shared vision that can inspire and affect positive community change.

Tourism brings economic vitality to the Town through the promotion of local businesses and our unique natural and cultural features and helps to develop positive relationships within the community. Agritourism and ecotourism, more specifically, support the diversification of traditional farming practices. The shift to more on-farm diversified uses will result in the promotion of new agri-business and employment opportunities, such as craft breweries, promotion of local farm produce, farm gate sales, healthy living tours, etc.

Our cultural and natural heritage help define the character of Caledon and contribute to its vitality and identity. Preserving cultural heritage resources and managing changes to them helps make our communities and rural areas distinctive. Appreciating, promoting and learning from our local history allows us to plan for a more sustainable and resilient future.

Community wellbeing is enhanced through robust building and landscape design, creating opportunities to facilitate age friendly, accessible, and healthy living and community connectivity. Active livable communities entail safe, enjoyable public spaces, human-scale buildings, transit, cycling and multi-use paths, parks and community spaces.

Cultural diversity enhances our community wellbeing. Living in harmony with each other and valuing individual differences creates a strong and open community. This includes respect for our Indigenous peoples and their traditional hunting grounds, trading routes and sacred burial lands as well as new immigrants to Caledon.

The drivers of policy development for the Tourism, Heritage, Healthy Communities and Culture focus areas include:

Provincial Drivers

Region of Peel Official Plan Review

Community Wellbeing Focus Area Work Plan for Town’s Official Plan Review (OPR)

  • Region of Peel OPR conformity (with ROPA 27)
  • Cultural Heritage Landscapes
  • Indigenous Community Inclusion Protocol
  • Review current Official Plan policies
  • Age Friendly Planning (completed in 2017)
  • Scenic Natural Landscapes
  • Culture Plan/Tourism Strategy Update
  • Town-wide Archaeological Management Plan
  • Design Guidelines Update
  • Cultural Heritage Master Plan
  • The Town of Caledon has commenced a Heritage Conservation District (“HCD”) Study and Plan under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. A community consultation meeting was held on November 5th, 2020, to provide details of the project and allow for community members to ask questions. This feedback form provides a space for community members to ask additional questions, or to provide additional input following the community consultation meeting.













    Public Meeting Q & A sheet (November 16, 2020)

    Feedback Form

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