There is so much to love about Caledon, as a resident or a visitor. We are proud of the Town of Caledon's work to make the area a desired cycling destination, with over 260 km of publicly accessible trails and paths.
So the idea of an 700 acre mega-quarry in this area, with the attendant dust pollution and road-damaging gravel trucks, is hard to imagine.
Please join us in our fight for the Heart of the Headwaters by signing our petition.
And we would love to see your photos of cycling in this beautiful area!
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As a cyclist, I am concerned about the mega quarry proposed by Votorantim Cimentos/CBM St Mary’s in the Town of Caledon in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
I have enjoyed Caledon’s flat trails and hilly roads and have been encouraged by the Town of Caledon’s focus on becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community, including efforts to widen road shoulders to improve safety.
I am concerned when I hear about a proposed 700 acre mega-quarry in the area bounded by Main Street(Alton), Charleston Side Road, and Mississauga Road, all key cycling areas.
40 to 60 more gravel trucks on the road every hour – 6 days a week – will reduce cycling safety on the road. It will lead to road degradation so that cycling, even when the quarry was not operating, would be unpleasant and a safety concern.
I support the demands of the Forks of the Credit Preservation Group (FCPG) that the Caledon Town Council do everything in its power to stop the VC/CBM St Mary’s quarry and that Sylvia Jones, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), request the proposed VC/CBM St Mary’s mega quarry be designated for an Environmental Assessment.