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Notice of Intention to Designate Cultural Heritage: 552 The Grange Side Road

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Caledon intends to designate the following property as being of cultural heritage value or interest under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter O.18:


  • 552 The Grange Side Road

The property is legally described as PIN: 14267-0056 (LT) – Part of Lot 6, Concession 5 WHS Caledon as in VS320913; Town of Caledon; Regional Municipality of Peel.

Historical Significance
The historical or associative value of this 51.36 acre property is its direct association from 1818 to at least 1891 with the Michael Baker and Aaron Teeter families. Baker was both among the first settlers to arrive in Caledon Township and among the first to be of American-German culture. The Teeters also were early settlers of American-German ancestry in Caledon Township and nearby Erin Township.


The design or physical value of this property rests with the c.1870s timber frame bank barn; the laneway; and the Black Walnut tree. The barn is a unique and representative example of a style and type suited to a small acreage farm operation in Ontario. Its gable-roofed, saltbox form is uncommon and likely an adaptation of the larger Pennsylvania-German bank barns with a forebay that provides an overhang. It was built c.1872-1876 by or for farmer-carpenter Alexander Gordon Baker or farmer Aaron Teeter. The foundation’s red sandstone quoins are an example of the use of this locally available material and representative of the importance of the sandstone quarrying industry in the southwestern part of Caledon Township at that date. The long laneway between the dwelling and The Grange Sideroad is typical of a traditional farm lane. The Black Walnut tree in the front yard is representative of the pre 1930s period when this nut bearing species was planted on site for harvest as a winter food source.


Contextually, this property is important in defining, maintaining or supporting the rural agricultural character of this area. It is physically, functionally, visually, and historically linked to its surroundings as a 50-acre parcel of land severed in 1869/1872 from the homestead farm of Michael Baker.

Contact information

Please contact Heritage staff  for further information regarding the heritage attributes and cultural heritage value of this property.Any person may, within thirty days of the publication of this notice, serve the Clerk notice of his or her objection to the proposed designation in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, setting out the reason for the objection and all relevant facts.

By Email
Laura Hall,

Director Corporate Services/Town Clerk

By mail, courier or personal delivery attention:
Laura Hall

Director, Corporate Services/Town Clerk

6311 Old Church Road

Caledon ON L7C 1J6

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