The Town of Caledon has successfully prosecuted an illegal trucking company resulting in a court order to cease illegal operations and a $30,000 fine.
On November 9, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice charged 6230 Mayfield Inc. for illegal land use. The defendants agreed to plead guilty to Provincial Offences Act charges brought against them by the Town. In addition to the substantial fine, the order prohibits 6230 Mayfield Inc. from continuing to illegally use their property as a trucking depot and orders they remove all illegal trucking equipment and imported fill by an agreed upon date.
“This is yet another victory against the illegal trucking operations that continue to negatively impact our Town,” said Mark Sraga, Director of Building and Municipal Law Enforcement. “We share this win with owners and operators of legal trucking businesses in Caledon. We will continue to take legal action against those who defy the Town’s bylaws to ensure Caledon remains a fair and sustainable location for businesses.”
The investigation in this case began in June 2020, when complaints of noise, debris and property alterations in the Tullamore area, directly across from an established neighbourhood, were brought to the Town’s attention.
To help Town staff fight illegal trucking operations, residents are encouraged to report suspected illegal trucking facilities when they see them. If you see a property that you believe is illegally, improperly, or unsafely storing trucks please contact Service Caledon by dialing 311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.