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CaledonCaledon (2011 population 59,460) is a town in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. In terms of land use, Caledon is somewhat urban, though it is primarily rural in nature. It consists of an amalgamation of a number of urban areas, villages, and hamlets; its major urban centre is Bolton, located on its eastern side adjacent to York Region.

Caledon is one of three municipalities of Peel Region. The town is located just northwest of the city of Brampton. Maclean's magazine has named Caledon as the safest town in Canada to live in for two years running; however, local media reported in 2010 that crime rates have increased since the Maclean's article.

Demographics

Caledon has seen some migration of visible minorities in recent years. 4.97% of Caledon was a visible minority, of which the highest percent was of Blacks 30.74%, South Asians 27.94%, Chinese 8.38%, West Asian 7.19% and Latino 6.79%. Caledon also has small Arab, Japanese, Korean and Filipino populations.

Language

According to the 2011 Census, 76.8% of the town's population have English as mother tongue; Italian is the mother tongue of 8.1% of the population, followed by Panjabi (Punjabi) (1.6%), Portuguese (1.4%), German (1.3%), Polish (1.2%) and Spanish (1.2%).

Government

Caledon is divided into five wards represented on town council by:

  • Mayor Marolyn Morrison
  • Area Councillor Ward 1 Doug Beffort
  • Area Councillor Ward 2 Gord McClure
  • Area Councillor Ward 3 & 4 Nick deBoer
  • Area Councillor Ward 5 Rob Mezzapelli

Representation on regional council:

  • Mayor Marolyn Morrison
  • Regional Councillor Ward 1 Richard Paterak
  • Regional Councillor Ward 2 Allan Thompson
  • Regional Councillor Ward 3 & 4 Richard Whitehead
  • Regional Councillor Ward 5 Patti Foley

Per capita, Caledon has by far the largest representation on Peel Regional Council among the three municipalities.

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