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Grow Ops and Clandestine Labs

The Town of Caledon's Building Services Division maintains a list of all Caledon locations in which illegal marijuana grow operations and clandestine drug labs have been confirmed by the Ontario Provincial Police and inspected by the Building Services Division.

Once the Building Services Division is made aware of the location of these illegal operations, they are inspected and issued the appropriate Unsafe Order(s) and Prohibit Occupancy Order(s) directing the building owner to take the necessary action to render the building safe for occupancy.

Cannabis / Marijuana home grow operations (grow ops) and clandestine drug labs are found in all types of locations and buildings - from rural farms to typical subdivision houses - creating a multitude of health and safety concerns for future owners and inhabitants.

It is common for operations of these illegal operators to make significant structural, electrical and mechanical changes to the building to facilitate their criminal enterprise. These changes include:

  • Cutting large unsupported openings in doors and walls rendering the building structurally unsafe
  • Illegally by-passing the hydro meter to obtain large quantities of electricity for artificial lighting
  • Significant alterations to the heating and ventilation system in an effort to mask the odour and generate heat

Aside from the visible damage, the hidden environmental damage is of equal concern. The significant increase in temperature and humidity within the sealed building can often lead to mould growth and contamination within a short period of time. This mould growth is not only visible on ceilings/walls and floors, but also occurs within wall cavities, building insulation, attics, ceilings and the air handling ductwork.

Below is a list of illegal Grow Operations and Clandestine Labs:

DATE ORDERS ISSUED

ADDRESS

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

ORDERS ISSUED

DATE ORDERS RECTIFIED

2005/11/10

12052 The Gore Road

Conc. 3, Pt. Lot 1, Alb.

Unsafe

2006/09/13

2005/11/10

12052 The Gore Road

Conc. 3, Pt. Lot 1, Alb.

Prohibit Occupancy

2006/09/13

2005/12/19

1761 King Street

Conc. 3 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Ching.

Unsafe

2006/05/13

2005/12/19

1761 King Street

Conc. 3 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Ching.

Prohibit Occupancy

2006/05/13

2006/09/28

10325 Old Church Road

Conc. 9, Pt. Lot 20, Alb.

Unsafe

2007/06/12

2006/09/28

10325 Old Church Road

Conc. 9, Pt. Lot 20, Alb.

Prohibit Occupancy

2007/06/12

2007/05/09

18853 Shaws Creek Road

Conc. 5 WHS, Pt. Lot 18, Cal.

Unsafe

 

2007/05/09

18853 Shaws Creek Road

Conc. 5 WHS, Pt. Lot 18, Cal.

Prohibit Occupancy

 

2007/08/29

13967 Hurontario Street

Plan CH-3, Pt. Lots 4, 5, 11-14

Unsafe

2008/01/09

2007/08/29

13967 Hurontario Street

Plan CH-3, Pt. Lots 4, 5, 11-14

Prohibit Occupancy

2008/01/09

2007/10/26

305 Whitehead Crescent

Plan 994, Lot 114

Unsafe

2008/02/05

2007/10/26

305 Whitehead Crescent

Plan 994, Lot 114

Prohibit Occupancy

2008/02/05

2008/01/11

13794 Creditview Road

Conc. 4 WHS, Pt. Lot 26, Ching.

Unsafe

2009/04/16

2008/01/11

13794 Creditview Road

Conc. 4 WHS, Pt. Lot 26, Ching.

Prohibit Occupancy

2009/04/16

2008/10/27

37 McCabe Crescent

Plan M-751, Lot 134

Unsafe

2009/10/13

2008/10/27

37 McCabe Crescent

Plan M-751, Lot 134

Prohibit Occupancy

2009/10/13

2009/12/04

20618 Hurontario Street

Conc. 1 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Cal.

Unsafe

 

2009/12/04

20618 Hurontario Street

Conc. 1 WHS, Pt. Lot 27, Cal.

Prohibit Occupancy

 

2010/06/30

89 Healey Road, Unit 8

Plan 940, Lot 23

Unsafe

2010/07/15

2010/06/30

89 Healey Road, Unit 8

Plan 940, Lot 23

Prohibit Occupancy

2010/07/15

2010/10/19

16732 Highway 50

Conc. 6, Pt. Lot 24, Albion

Unsafe

2011/05/19

2010/10/19

16732 Highway 50

Conc. 6, Pt. Lot 24, Albion

Prohibit Occupancy

2011/05/19

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