May 9, 2018

Peel board partners with Town of Caledon to bring improvements to track, field at Humberview Secondary School

​Community information session to be held on May 16

The Peel District School Board and the Town of Caledon have agreed to enter into a partnership for the construction and operation of a revitalized track and field at Humberview Secondary School. The project will include the installation of an artificial turf field, new walking/running track with a synthetic surface, LED lighting and fencing on the sports field. This project represents a $1.8 million investment for which the Peel District School Board and the Town of Caledon are both contributing $900,000.

"We're pleased to partner with our municipal counterparts in Caledon to deliver top-notch sports facilities and programming to Peel students and the community," notes Jaspal Gill, associate director of operational support services for the Peel board. "When opportunities like these present themselves, it's clear that they are a win-win for everyone involved."

The Town of Caledon and the Peel board expect renovatio​ns to the artificial track and field to begin in June 2018, with an estimated completion date of September 2018.

"This is an incredible opportunity for the Town to work in partnership with the Peel District School Board to support the new track and field," said Mayor Allan Thompson. "It's exciting projects like this that make a big impact on the community. Students at Humberview Secondary School and the surrounding area will now have access to a great facility that will encourage health and wellness."

If you are interested in learning more about this project, the Town of Caledon and the Peel board are holding an information session on:

                               Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

                               Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

                               Location: Humberview Secondary School, located at 135 Kingsview Dr. in Bolton​

Staff from the Town of Caledon and Peel District School Board, along project consultants will be on hand to respond to questions. All parents, students, staff and community members are encouraged to attend this information meeting to learn more about the project.

Humberview Secondary School will have priority access to the artificial track and field during the school day for curricular and extra-curriculars activities. The Town of Caledon will have the opportunity to rent the field out to community groups outside of regular school hours. Free use by not-for-profit community groups will be offered, subject to availability. The Town of Caledon will be responsible for fee-setting and facility bookings outside of school use.

The Peel board serves 153,000 students in kindergarten to the end of secondary school. Operating 257 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel.

The Town of Caledon, home to over 71,000 residents, is a unique mix of communities and countryside, rich in history and natural beauty. The northern-most municipality in the Region of Peel, Caledon offers a number of key services that help make Caledon a safe, active, healthy and enjoyable community to call home and do business.

For Frequently Asked Questions and on-going project updates, visit www.caledon.ca/majorprojects.

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Media contact: Jaspal Gill, Associate Director of Operational Support Services, Peel District School Board, 905-890-1010 ext. 2012, jaspal.gill@peelsb.com

Town of Caledon | Strategic Initiatives | Communications
905.584.2272 | communications@caledon.ca | www.caledon.ca | @YourCaledon

Reference: Ryan Strang, Communications Officer, Peel District School Board, 905-890-1010 ext. 2814, ryan.strang@peelsb.com

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