There are two parts to the application process, one at the municipal level under the Planning Act and one at the provincial level under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA). The two parts usually run concurrently.

PLANNING ACT: Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Application


  • VC/CBM St Marys completed pre-consultation with Town of Caledon, Region of Peel and Credit Valley Conservation
  • Company submitted application to the Town, including Official Plan AmendmentZoning By-law Amendment and numerous Reports
  • Town circulated application for review by departments and agencies

  • Residents and other interested parties submitted comments, concerns and issues to the Town Planning Department on April 28 2023
  • Region of Peel submitted Comments on April 28 2023
  • Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) submitted Comments on May 1 2023

  • Statutory Public Meeting held June 20 2023

In Progress (as of April 26 2024):

  • Town hires subject matter experts to peer review the submitted company reports
  • Town staff reviews all information and prepares report with recommendation to approve or deny, hopefully in conjunction 
  • Company works to address comments and resolve issues
  • During Interim Control By-Law (ICBL) period, aggregate applications cannot proceed
  • Town has committed to a second public meeting once application has been thoroughly reviewed 
  • Council makes a decision for or against approving the application
  • Within 20 days of this decision, parties can appeal the decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)




  • VC/CBM St Marys completed pre-consultation with MNRF
  • Spring 2023, company submitted application to MNRF

  • September 21, 2023, company initiated notification and consultation process, with numerous revised Reports

  • The municipality and interested parties such as residents had 60 days (Nov 21) to submit comments and objections
  • The Town of Caledon submitted an Objection Letter 
  • CVC submitted Comments
  • We submitted this Objection Letter 
  • Over 1,600 of our supporters also submitted Objection Letters - thank you!

  • MNRF sent the company Objections/Comments on Jan 11 2024

In Progress (as of April 26 2024):

  • CBM St Marys now has up to 2 years to respond to the concerns voiced in the objection letters
  • MNRF makes a decision on the application
  • if there are unresolved objections, the MNRF refers the application to the OLT
  • getting a hearing at the OLT is currently taking at least one year