Canadian Tire set to build giant warehouse in Caledon
Canadian Tire appears set to build a new giant warehouse in Caledon, Ontario after Caledon council backed an unusual measure to keep hundreds of jobs in Peel Region, however many residents object to this controversial project due to rising truck traffic and low-wage industry.
Residents in Caledon, Bolton and surrounding areas fighting to stop the huge Canadian Tire distribution centre on 73 hectares (180 acres) were shocked to learn that the province stepped in and issued a rare order allowing construction to begin immediately.
Canadian Tire currently employs about 800 people at a warehouse in Brampton and there were fears the company would relocate the jobs to Quebec if it wasn’t able to move its expanding operations to the more spacious location on the south end of Bolton.
Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison said her council with the support of Peel Region council asked for the special order to keep Canadian Tire from moving its Brampton facility outside of the region.
Residents in the area say they fear the truck traffic and don’t want 800 trucks travelling up and down Highway 50 seven days a week and around the clock. Some of this could be alleviated if the Highway 427 extension is eventually build.
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The location of the new Canadian Tire Caledon Warehouse is on the corner of Healey Rd. and Coleraine Dr. in Bolton, Ontario.