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2019 Budget

The Region of Peel's annual budget outlines how tax dollars and utility fees will be invested to help provide the services that you value, such as the operations and maintenance of transportation systems, waste and water services and police services.

The 2019 Budget enables the achievement of Peel's vision of a Community for Life with investments balanced between the needs of residents and businesses and the infrastructure needs of the broader community, advancing Council's priorities and long-term objectives.

In 2016, Regional Council, after extensive consultation with the community, approved the new Strategic Plan for the Region of Peel. The vision for the Strategic Plan is Community for Life and has three areas of focus.

Details of the 2019 Budget

The 2019 Budget meets the needs of the community with a net tax levy increase of 2.7 per cent or an overall property tax increase of 1.1 per cent to the taxpayers and a utility rate increase of 6.5 per cent.

Key timelines for the development and approval of the 2019 Budget.

The 2019 Budget (PDF) consists of:

2019 Total Investment by Council's Areas of Focus: $3.8 Billion

The 2019 Budget includes operating investments of $2.5 billion and capital investments of $1.3 billion to support and advance Council's long term vision for Peel.

Living

People's lives are improved in their time of need.

$903 million (operating)
$34 million (capital)

  • TransHelp
  • Paramedics
  • Adult Day
  • Long Term Care
  • Community Investment
  • Income Support
  • Employment Support
  • Housing Support
  • Homelessness Support
  • Child Care

Thriving

Communities are integrated, safe, and complete.

$1.41 billion (operating)
$1.2 billion (capital)

  • Early Growth and Development
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Water Supply
  • Wastewater
  • Waste Management
  • Roads and Transportation
  • Land Use Planning
  • Heritage, Arts and Culture
  • Police Services
  • Conservation Authorities
  • Assessment Services

Leading

Government is future-oriented and accountable.

$186 million (operating)
$39 million (capital)

  • Enterprise Programs and Services
    • Corporate Services
    • Finance
    • Digital and Information Services

2019 Service Enhancements

How we are sustaining current service levels and addressing increased service levels required by a population that's growing and aging by an average of more than 20,000 people a year.

+68,000 more trips accessible transportation to ensure that seniors and those in need continue to have mobility and access to the necessities of life

+12,300 paramedic response calls

Implementation of Butterfly model to enhance quality of life for 73 residents

Expansion of EarlyON for 9,200 children and parents

38.6 KM more sidewalks and paved shoulders

Moving towards 75% 3R waste diversion target and 5,000 more households

Community Safety

+55 Police officers
+10 Communicators
+5 Prison escort officers
+14 Civilian support positions

$250K Development Charge discretionary exemptions

$262K improve procurement process in a complex environment

Water and wastewater service for 4,550 new customers

How the Budget will affect Property Taxes and Utility Rates

The 2019 Budget (PDF) includes a property tax increase of 1.1 percent which will contribute an annual increase to the typical residential property and small business property tax bills of $52 and $93 respectively.

Additionally, the average home will see an increase to their utility bill of 10¢ per day (or $38 per year), while the average small business will see an increase of 28¢ per day (or $101 per year).

How the Budget increase will affect the average residential and small business property

 

Average Residential

Average Small Business

Property Tax Impact of 1.1% 1

$52

$93

Utility Rate Impact of 6.5% 2

$38

$101

Total Impact

$90

$194

1 average home assessed at $515,000 and small business valued at $592,500.

2 average residential consumption at 290m3 and average small business consumption at 695m3.

View previous Regional Budget information.

Other information

The property tax bill has three components: cost of Regional services, cost of local municipal services, and cost of education. The following chart displays the breakdown of the three components affecting Peel's taxpayer. Of note, the education portion (residential only) of the combined tax bill has not increased for 20 years.

The proportions vary between the local municipalities, depending on a number of factors including their relative share of total assessed market value by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

Where Your Tax Dollar Goes

The Region of Peel provides residents and businesses with essential services such as: running water, roads and traffic lights, police departments, waste services, affordable housing, immunization clinics, and so much more.

  • Police: 40¢
  • Housing Support: 11¢
  • Waste Management: 10¢
  • Roads and Transportation: 6¢
  • Paramedics: 5¢
  • Capital Infrastructure: 5¢
  • Long Term Care: 3¢
  • Community Investment: 1¢
  • Income Support: 2¢
  • TransHelp: 2¢
  • Enterprise Programs & Services: 2¢
  • Conservation Authorities: 2¢
  • Assessment Services: 2¢
  • Child Care: < 1¢
  • Homelessness Support: 1¢
  • Chronic Disease Prevention: 1¢
  • Early Growth and Development: 1¢
  • Heritage Arts and Culture: < 1¢
  • Infectious Disease Prevention: 1¢
  • Land Use Planning: < 1¢
  • Employment Support: < 1¢
  • Adult Day: < 1¢

Includes: Corporate Services, Finance, and Digital and Information Services

Presentations are prepared for Regional Council as part of the budget decision making process. The presentations include a corporate overview and presentations for both regionally controlled services and regionally financed external organizations. Our Public Notice provides information about attending a Regional Council Budget meeting in person.

Key timelines for the development and approval of the 2019 Budget:

January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019 – Regionally Controlled Services

Living

Thriving

Leading

January 24, 2019 – Regionally Financed External Organizations

Thriving

January 31, 2019 – Additional time for budget deliberations

Budget Documents

The 2019 Budget Document includes an Executive Summary and the Full Budget Document.