Caledon Ontario, Canada
Caledon is a town, large in size but mostly rural, in the Peel region of the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. The Niagara Escarpment and the Credit River run through the town, and there are many areas of natural beauty.
In terms of land use, Caledon is somewhat urban, though it is primarily rural in nature. Many of Toronto's wealthiest citizens own large country estates in the area, among them many members of the Eaton Family, Norman Jewison, and the inventors of the board game Trivial Pursuit. 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.
By Dave Lympany
With over 1 million residents, Peel Region is the second largest Administrative Region in Ontario. Conveniently located with Halton Region to the West and York and Toronto to the East, the Region has experienced fast growth in both residential and commercial developments. Peel Region was incorporated into the organisation it is today when the old County of Peel had its municipalities reformed into the 2 cities of Brampton (central region) and Mississauga (largest city south of the region) and the Town of Caledon (north of the region).
As with all of Ontario, Peel Region has an extensive heritage. Starting with the native peoples and then the settlement by the westerners in the 16/17 hundreds. The Peel Heritage Complex has been constructed to provide ample coverage of this.
The Regional education programs are administered by 3 school boards - The Peel District School Board for the public, English based students. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for Catholic denomination students and The Conseil Scolaire de District du Centre Sud-Ouest which is for the French students.
The Region also has its own administration for Healthcare which follows the Provincial system. As with the rest of the GTA, transportation links are the best in Canada with Highways, Railroads and the country's largest airport - the Lester Pearson International.
The City of Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city, with a Population of at least 680,000 is still growing rapidly and is named after a band of the Ojibwa First Nation. Many new businesses are being attracted by competitive tax rates with exceptional services, infrastructure and transportation links. The lowest crime rate across all the major Canadian cities also makes it a prime location for families to settle.
Well situated on the shores of Lake Ontario adjacent to Toronto, Mississauga is a business powerhouse. Many of Canada's top companies are based here including Bell Mobility, Air Canada, Pratt
Dave Lympany emigrated to Canada with his family in 2003 and has developed a free onestop information resource for Canada and Canadian Immigration - http://www.onestopimmigration-canada.com