Caledon shuts down another illegal trucking company with $45,000 fine


Published March 6, 2023 at 8:00 am

A number of transport trucks are shown in this file photo

Another illegal trucking outfit in Caledon has been shut down and fined $45,000 as the Town is cracking down on what could be hundreds of illegal companies operating in the area.

Back in November of 2021, the Town of Caledon’s Municipal Law Enforcement team began investigating trucking company 12501058 Canada Inc. after receiving a complaint from a resident.

Just last month the Town took the company to court and 12501058 Canada Inc. was handed a prohibition order along with a $45,000 fine. The Town said the order mandates that “illegal operations must cease on the property” and called the

“We are pleased the courts are recognizing the bylaw violations occurring in Caledon and imposing the appropriate penalties,” Alexis Alyea, Manager of Legal and Court Services for the Town of Caledon, said in a statement. “Our prosecution team will continue to work diligently to keep Caledon a safe and beautiful community.”

Mayor Annette Groves said the Town is committed to cracking down on illegal trucking in Caledon and will continue to prosecute illegal trucking operators “who attempt to evade our bylaws.”

In July 2021, some 300 locations across Caledon were inspected and approximately 180 properties had at least one tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle parked or stored, and Caledon Councillor Johanna Downey said there were some 200 illegal yards operating in her ward alone.

Council passed a motion directing illegal land use enforcement staff to work with industry partners to find solutions, and several illegal trucking operations have been shut down or faced significant fines.

In January, two illegal trucking companies in Caledon were shut down after breaking Caledon’s zoning and fill bylaws. And in December 2021, an illegal trucking operator in Caledon was hit with a $1 million fine.

Another company operating in the Tullamore area was fined $30,000 and shut down in November of last year.

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