Caledon, Ontario, Canada

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🇨🇦 Caledon is a town in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. From a shortened form of Caledonia, the Roman name for North Britain; Caledon is a developing urban area, although it remains primarily rural. It consists of an amalgamation of a number of urban areas, villages, and hamlets; its primary administrative and commercial centre is 🇨🇦 Bolton on its eastern side adjacent to York Region.

Caledon is one of three municipalities of Peel Region. The town is at the north-west border of the city of Brampton. Caledon is the largest city and town by area in the Greater Toronto Area.

Smaller communities in the town include Albion, Alloa, Alton, Belfountain, Boston Mills, Brimstone (Brimstone Point), Caledon, Caledon East, Caledon Village, Campbell's Cross, Castlederg, Cataract, Cedar Meadows, Cedar Mills, Cheltenham, Claude, Coulterville, Ferndale, Forks of the Credit, The Grange, Humber, Humber Grove, Inglewood, Kilmanagh, Lockton, Mayfield West, Macville, Melville, McLeodville, Mono Mills, Mono Road, New Glasgow, Palgrave, Queensgate, Rockside, Rosehill, Sandhill, Silver Creek, Sleswick, Sligo, Star, Stonehart, Taylorwoods, Terra Cotta, Tormore, Valleywood and Victoria.

History By 1869, Belfountain was a Village with a population of 100 in the Township of Caledon County Peel. It was established on the Credit River. There were stagecoaches to Erin and Georgetown. The average price of land was $20.

In 1973, Caledon acquired more territory when Chinguacousy dissolved, with most sections north of Mayfield Road (excluding Snelgrove) transferred to the township.

Caledon inherited the name from Caledon Township of then Peel County, Ontario, in 1974, which was likely named by settlers, like Edward Ellis (who came from the area around Caledon, County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland) or by public voting.

Culture The Alton Mill Arts Centre is located in located in Caledon. Art galleries include Headwaters Arts, and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

Media Established in 1888 as the Cardwell Observer, The Caledon Enterprise is published weekly from Bolton by Metroland Media. Also based out of Bolton is The Caledon Citizen, established in 1982. A MELINIUM paper, it is published by Caledon Publishing Ltd. A third newspaper was launched by Rick and Shelly Sargent in 2010: The Regional, published monthly in Bolton. In November 2012, this paper was acquired by Caledon Publishing and ceased publication. The Sargents began working with the Caledon Citizen.

In January 2015 an online publication, specific to Caledon, called, was started by former Bolton Ward 5 Regional Councillor Patti Foley. publishes stories about local residents and businesses as well as Caledon event listings, Town Council highlights, opinion pieces, and a food section about local markets and restaurants.

A short-lived student-run newspaper, The Caledon Underground, was published in 2010.

The creepypasta 1999 depicts a fictional television station based in Caledon called Caledon Local 21 which was on the air from 1997 until 1999 in the broadcast area of stations in Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. Key Porter Books and parent H.B. Fenn are headquartered in Bolton. Broadcast radio stations CJFB-FM and CFGM-FM.

History and trails • Old Township Hall (built c.1875, now used as a theatre) • Millcroft Inn (woollen mill, built in 1881, now a hotel) • Alton Mill (woollen mill, c.1881, now an arts centre) • Brick Work Ruins (Caledon) • Bruce Trail (Caledon) • Caledon Trailway (Caledon) • Canadian Heritage Humber River (Caledon) • Elora-Cataract Trail (Caledon) • Grand Valley Trail (Caledon) • Great War Flying Museum (Caledon) • Humber Valley Trail (Caledon) • Andrew's Treasure Trail (Caledon) • Oak Ridges Trail (Caledon) • Hair Pin Turn (Beside the Credit River) • Caledon Central Public School

Organizations • Freemasonry • Caledon Ski Club • Kinsmen Club Christmas Parade • Columbian Squires • Knights of Columbus

Protected areas • Albion Hills Conservation Area • Alton Grange Property • Belfountain Conservation Area • Caledon Lake Forest Conservation Area • Forks of the Credit Provincial Park • Glen Haffy Conservation Area • Ken Whillans Conservation Area • Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area • Robert Baker Forest Conservation Area • Terra Cotta Conservation Area • Warwick Conservation Area

Sports and recreation Junior hockey teams include the Caledon Bombers Caledon Golden Hawks and Caledon Canadians, the latter defunct. Minor hockey teams include the Caledon Hawks and Caledon Coyotes

Lacrosse in the Town of Caledon is represented by the Caledon Vaughan Minor Lacrosse Association which operates Minor Field and both Minor and Junior C. Box Teams Mike Fox, the winner of the 2007 Queen's Plate, was foaled in Caledon, while Peaks and Valleys currently stands there. Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave hosted the equestrian events of the 2015 Pan American Games.

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Caledon has a population of over 66,502 people. Caledon also forms one of the centres of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,417,516 people.

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Antipodal to Caledon is: 100.133,-43.867

Locations Near: Caledon -79.8667,43.8667

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