Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure

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Technology, transportation, and infrastructure systems are essential parts of our community; they influence both how land is used and quality of life in Caledon.

Our technology systems help residents and businesses communicate and build relationships. Technology systems include broadband and wireless internet, Town website services, and smart city concepts. Technology systems also help the Town to develop innovative strategies that promote technological advancements such as ride-sharing, electric vehicles, and infrastructure to support new technology.

Caledon’s transportation system is designed to service existing and future land use patterns, and to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The transportation system consists of: the existing and proposed road network; transit, cycling, and pedestrian routes; and, trucking, rail, and air facilities. We are developing the Town's transportation system to be consistent with the “Multi-Modal Transportation System” approach that is accessible to all members of the community including persons with disabilities.

Our infrastructure systems provide basic services that are essential to our daily lives; these systems include electricity, water, and natural gas. The Region regulates most infrastructure systems; however, the Town needs to consider infrastructure services while envisioning future land uses.

Considering transportation, technology and infrastructure systems together will help ensure the Town is able to meet the needs of its residents and businesses now and into the future.

The drivers of policy development for the Technology, Transportation, and Infrastructure focus area include:

Provincial Drivers

Region of Peel Official Plan Review

Technology, Transportation, and Infrastructure Focus Area Work Plan for the Town’s Official Plan Review (OPR)

Technology, transportation, and infrastructure systems are essential parts of our community; they influence both how land is used and quality of life in Caledon.

Our technology systems help residents and businesses communicate and build relationships. Technology systems include broadband and wireless internet, Town website services, and smart city concepts. Technology systems also help the Town to develop innovative strategies that promote technological advancements such as ride-sharing, electric vehicles, and infrastructure to support new technology.

Caledon’s transportation system is designed to service existing and future land use patterns, and to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The transportation system consists of: the existing and proposed road network; transit, cycling, and pedestrian routes; and, trucking, rail, and air facilities. We are developing the Town's transportation system to be consistent with the “Multi-Modal Transportation System” approach that is accessible to all members of the community including persons with disabilities.

Our infrastructure systems provide basic services that are essential to our daily lives; these systems include electricity, water, and natural gas. The Region regulates most infrastructure systems; however, the Town needs to consider infrastructure services while envisioning future land uses.

Considering transportation, technology and infrastructure systems together will help ensure the Town is able to meet the needs of its residents and businesses now and into the future.

The drivers of policy development for the Technology, Transportation, and Infrastructure focus area include:

Provincial Drivers

Region of Peel Official Plan Review

Technology, Transportation, and Infrastructure Focus Area Work Plan for the Town’s Official Plan Review (OPR)

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

Questions about technology, transportation and infrastructure?

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    What is the Town doing about all of the illegal trucking companies that are making Caledon home for for their yards ? They are damaging roadways , creating congestion and polluting the environment . Roads that are clearly marked "no truck routes" are being used daily . Centreville Creek road is a no truck road yet there is a Large Trucking facility just North of Mayfield that has made its home there . There are estate homes in and around the Town that have tractors and trailers parked on the property staged for business purposes . The laws need to be enforced .

    Concerned Resident asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for engaging with us through our new platform.  Your suggestions are noted. The Official Plan, 2041 will include policies to address future locations for logistic facilities, appropriate truck parking areas and restrictions.  In the interim, the Town’s Bylaw Enforcement section has created an internal taskforce to enhance enforcement of illegal trucking facilities/parking. You can contact Laura Hall, Manager of Regulatory Services at laura.hall@caledon.ca for more details. 

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    How will Caledon East be factored into transportation planning? Will the town or other (i.e., Metrolinx, GO transit, other) be incorporated in the near future? If so what route(s) are planned and times?

    Ctranq89 asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for engaging with us through our new platform.  As part of the Official Plan Review 2041, the Town will be conducting a  Multi Modal Transportation Plan Update which will also examine the possibility of the transit services with in the Town. The Town’s Transportation Planner – Kant Chawla can be reached at kant.chawla@caledon.ca to discuss in more detail future opportunities for transit in Caledon East.

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    Why are we doing a broadband study? After 6 years SWIFT has given us nothing and there needs to be a quick action plan on how to make Internet available to all residents. Why doesn't the Town engage with real organizations who do infrastructure planning?"

    wilsokat asked 12 months ago

    Thank you for engaging with us through our new platform.  The question you raise is an important one that impacts residents and business owners within the Town.  

    The Town continues to make access to broadband a priority issue for all residents and business owners.  The Town continues to engage with SWIFT seeking opportunities to access funding for improved systems.

    The Town has also sought other initiatives to secure high speed internet for residents and businesses.  In 2019, the Town call for proposals was issued and awarded to Vianet. This work will see the Bolton Industrial Park receive high speed internet, with the project scheduled for completion by April 2020.

    The Town will continue to engage with other Internet Service Providers through open calls for proposals as a complement for our work with SWIFT.

    As part of our Official Plan Review process we will be looking for opportunities to update policy and implementation tools that will support improvements to access to Broadband within the Town.  Additional information on this topic can be found on caledon.ca/internet.


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    Hi Kant. Please, make sure to have policies in the OP that facilitate the expansion of high speed internet across the whole Town. Rural areas seem to be left out, and there is no helpful information available about SWIFT (even a rough schedule!!) and how it will roll out to rural areas. Additionally, why couldn't all road occupancy agreements with service providers (Bell, Rogers, etc.) include requirements - or even incentives - to serve rural households? Typical road reconstruction design should also include conduit installation to facilitate service provider penetration to rural customers.

    BobWaldon asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your comments and engaging with us on our new platform. 

    We have noted your comments and please be assured that appropriate policies with regard to facilitating high speed internet Town-wide will be formulated and included in the new Official Plan.  We will examine your suggestions regarding setting out conditions to serve rural households while granting road occupancy permits. Similarly, we will consider formulating policies for typical road reconstruction design to include conduit installation to facilitate providers penetrate and serve the rural customers. 

    Please note that SWIFT in 2019 released funding to three areas for pilot projects, as approved by the Province. These projects have gone through the RFP process with SWIFT and are now being built in Wellington County, Norfolk County and Lambton County. We are currently waiting for the next release of provincial money to SWIFT for the next group of municipalities to receive funding.  To date, there has been no announcement from SWIFT in terms of when this will occur or which municipalities will be involved, however the Mayor, as Council’s representative on the SWIFT Board, and staff continue to advocate for Caledon to be included in the next round of funding announcements. 

    The Town in the meantime, has been looking for ways to address the service gaps within Caledon. In 2019, a partnership was announced with Vianet to bring fibre to the Bolton Industrial Park to ensure that the small business community could be served. Earlier this year, the second part of this partnership was announced, with Vianet building 35 km of fibre along the Caledon Trailway (end to end) which crosses a number of rural areas within Caledon. This fibre will form the backbone for future fibre builds in Caledon.

    Should you require further information please contact Erin Britnell at erin.britnell@caledon.ca