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Have Your Say on Caledon’s Strategic Plan!

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The Town of Caledon is developing its strategic plan, a collaborative strategy that will shape Caledon’s future over the next 12 years. Caledon’s strategic plan will build on current success and guide Town activity to create a future-ready Caledon.

The plan will act on specific, measurable outcomes throughout its duration and create a foundation for prioritizing work in future business plans and budgets.

The Town’s strategic plan will be developed through a comprehensive consultation process. The Town has been gathering public input that informs the strategic plan since 2022, including the 2023 Budget Survey, Official Plan engagement and discussions with community stakeholders.

How can you get involved?

Visit Caledon’s Strategic Plan webpage to have your say. FAQs are also available.

Staff are continuing to connect with local community groups, businesses and schools regarding the strategy throughout March 2023. A draft plan will be shared with council and the public in advance of the final plan going for endorsement early summer 2023.

Council, Town staff and the community will all have a role in bringing this plan to life. Together, we can build a vision for Caledon that celebrates what we love while embracing our growth.

Is Your Business Pet Friendly?

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Downtown Bolton businesses, is your business pet friendly? 🐶 🐱

Apply by clicking the button below and your business will receive a storefront window decal and social media graphic highlighting your pet-friendly status!


CONGRATULATIONS to the eight members elected to the Board for the coming term who are to be appointed by the Town of Caledon Council on January 31st. They will be joined by the two Area Councillors for the Wards which include Bolton.

And thanks to the previous Board members who will retire this month.

Jean Carberry
Chair (Retiring)

How to Start an eCommerce Business & More from Digital Main St


How to Start an E-Commerce Business

E-commerce businesses are more popular than ever. Customers prefer the convenience and selection provided by online shopping, and the pandemic has pushed even more people to shop online.

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Tap into 2023 trends on Instagram to help drive results

Instagram has revealed its 2023 Trend Report, your Gen Z guide to cultural trends across the platform. From the financial renaissance to historic movements in politics, the survey features topics, issues and creators at the forefront of culture.

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The 20+ Best TikTok Trends for eCommerce Stores

As TikTok’s popularity continues to boom, more and more people are heading to the app to see what’s hot in fashion, music, food, art, and more. While it can be tempting to jump on each of TikTok’s many emerging trends, it’s not a sound social media strategy for your brand. A better approach is to hone in on the trends that reflect your brand’s goals, ethos, and vibe to capture the attention of your target audience.

Check out Digital Main St’s full newsletter here.

Tis the Season! Small Business Tips from Digital Main St

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End-of-Year Checklist for Small Businesses

The end of the year is a busy time for a host of reasons. Prepping for the holidays, making time for family, and planning for the new year keeps most of us busy through January 1 and beyond. As a small business owner, you have an even longer list of things to think about at the end of the year. This list includes things like financial statements, taxes, and employee incentives.

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Retail Trends and Predictions 2023: What to Expect in the Year Ahead

Read more in Digital Main Street’s monthly newsletter!

BIA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Downtown Bolton BIA will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, December 12 at 7pm, VIRTUALLY.

The new BIA board of 8 members will be acclaimed. The AGM is open to all of our member businesses, so please join us for a recap of everything we have accomplished in 2022, as well as a brief look into the future.

You Can Attend The Meeting By:

Joining from the meeting link

Joining by meeting number

Meeting number (access code): 2633 164 0110
Meeting password: 7mPYgn6eAf4

Topics on the Agenda:

  • Report / Recap of BIA Activities in 2022
  • Draft 2023 Budget
  • Q&A

Ye Olde Tyme Christmas 2022

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As part of the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan, the Ye Olde Tyme Christmas event returns this year! The event will be held on Friday December 2nd from 6-9pm. There will be a giant interactive snow globe, free photos with Santa, carolers, food trucks and over 50 market vendors on Queen St in the downtown core.

Parking & Road closures to be aware of include:

  • Queen St. N in Bolton will be closed to through traffic from King Street to Columbia Way from 3pm-10:30pm that day to prepare for the event
  • Parking in the Ann and Stern municipal parking lot will be restricted during this time too as the space will be used for activations

Free Public Parking will be available at The Royal Courtyards, along Elm St & Chapel St, the Municipal Lot on Chapel St and the Parking Lot at Hickman St & Sackville St.

Downtown Bolton businesses, we encourage you to take advantage of the large crowds that will be in the downtown that evening by, for example:

  1. Keeping your business open until 9 p.m.
  2. Promoting your product in-store or outside

Event Map & Schedule

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Vendor List

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Mark your calendars for the Annual General Meeting which will take place on Monday, December 12th at 7pm, virtually. You can find our more about our AGM here.

One more big event to look forward to this year Ye Olde Tyme Christmas: Christmas tree lighting, Santa Claus and the reindeer and the Christmas market. Plan to be in Downtown Bolton from 6p.m. to 9p.m. on Friday, December 2nd. See you there and BUY LOCAL!

Jean Carberry, Chair Downtown Bolton BIA
Fall 2022

October is Small Business Month!

October is small business month, and we want to share with you some resources available from the Town of Caledon, as well as from Digital Main St and their partners.

Business Grants

There are a variety of grants and funding available to businesses through the Town of Caledon, including the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) program and Heritage Property Tax Rebate.

Business Video Spotlights

If you’re a business owner located in Downtown Bolton, we would love to spotlight your business with a video! Not only will we promote your storefront, products or services but we’ll also send you a copy of the video that you can share on your social channels as well!

The following information is from Digital Main Street.

Self Care and Mental Health Resources for Small Business Owners

Self Care and Mental Health Resources for Small Business Owners

Running a business can be mentally and physically draining, so it’s vital to prioritize self-care as an entrepreneur. This blog post will provide deep insights into staying on top of your mental health while you run your business.

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Reach Shoppers This Holiday Season

Google is here to help you get your business and products online for free in time for the holiday rush. Check out the free resources available.

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Are you a woman-owned business? Make sure you put yourself on the map.

Are you a women who owns a small business? Mastercard wants to help drive more customers to your business. As part of an upcoming nation-wide campaign launching October 4th, they want to get more women-owned business identified on Google maps as “Women-Owned” so that when their campaign encourages people to seek out small businesses near them, your business will appear.