Last spring all property owners received an invitation to attend a public meeting to be held by St. Marys Cement Company to update everyone regarding a proposed Quarry. St. Marys Cement Company CBM Aggregates is in the process of preparing for an upcoming application to licence and operate a limestone quarry. The site is located between Main Street/Cataract Road and Mississauga Road, along Charleston Sideroad, and is identified as having a High Potential for aggregate development in both the Region of Peel and Town of Caledon Official Plans. The proposal is still at a very early stage of development.
It is our understanding that the assembly of land by St. Marys in the SW quadrant of Charleston Sideroad and Cataract Road consists of 285.76 acres, of which 47.216 acres are within the Settlement Area of the Hamlet of Cataract. (All 47.216 acres are also within the Niagara Escarpment Plan). The owners of Osprey Golf Course have entered into a 35-year Lease and Royalty Agreement with St. Marys Cement Inc., from July 4, 2019 to July 3, 2054, for 413.56 acres, on the north side of Charleston consisting of 323.41 acres (west of Main Sideroad Street) and 90.15 acres (east of Main Street).
Also a local farmer has sold 100.26 acres at the northeast corner of Charleston Sideroad and Mississauga Road to St. Marys Cement Inc.
The Covid-19 lockdown led to the cancellation of the public meeting. St. Marys has started to host a series of virtual meetings. The first virtual meetings were held with neighbours living within a kilometer of the potential site. The Alton Village Association has been given an opportunity to invite the residents of Alton to view a virtual presentation together with a question and answer period. St. Marys plans a larger Caledon Open House in April 2021.
Your AVA will advise you of further details as we receive them on dates, times and links to sign up for the meetings.