Ministry of Municipal Affairs Media Release
Caledon Distribution Centre to Benefit Regional Economy
Ontario Government Helping Protect and Create Over 1,400 Jobs
July 19, 2013 11:30 a.m.
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Ontario is helping to establish a retail distribution centre in Caledon to create new economic opportunities for the community and strengthen the Greater Toronto Area’s economy.
At the request of the Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon, a Minister’s Zoning Order has been made to allow the development of an upgraded Canadian Tire warehouse distribution centre in Caledon to replace an existing centre in Brampton. This will allow Canadian Tire to start construction this year.
The new facility is expected to create about 350 construction jobs and up to 110 permanent new jobs, and will retain 1,000 existing jobs from the aging Brampton distribution centre. It is consistent with both the region’s and the town’s vision for employment and growth in the area.
Boosting economic development is part of the Ontario government’s plan to create jobs, strengthen the economy and build a fair and prosperous society.
· The proposed site for the centre is approximately 73 hectares (180 acres) on the northwest corner of Healey Road and Coleraine Drive.
· The existing distribution centre in Brampton has been in operation for 40 years and cannot be properly renovated to meet the company’s growing business needs.
“By helping this centre relocate, we will help retain over 1,000 jobs and create up to 460 jobs in the Region of Peel. This warehouse will provide new employment opportunities in Caledon and build on the land use vision for this area”, Linda Jeffrey, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing