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News Release: September 18, 2019

Region of Peel invites business owners and residents to give feedback on the Vacant and Excess Land Subclass Reduction Program

BRAMPTON, ON (Sept. 18, 2019) – As directed by Peel Regional Council, Regional staff and Peel municipalities will be reviewing the Vacant and Excess Land Subclass Reduction Program, including the impact of removing the program for the 2020 taxation year. Under this program, commercial and industrial property classes receive a tax reduction for vacant or excess land. Peel residents and business owners are invited to attend public meetings in October to discuss the suitability of the program for Peel. The public can also give feedback online by completing the Vacant and Excess Land Subclass Reduction Program Questionnaire. The deadline to provide feedback is October 25, 2019.

Meetings for Members of the Public and Business Owners

During the month of October, the Region of Peel will consult with members of the public and business owners in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga at these locations:

Meeting locations, dates and times

Caledon

Mayfield/Palgrave Rooms, Caledon Town Hall
Friday, October 18, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Mississauga

Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library
Monday, October 21, 1 – 3 p.m.

Brampton

West Tower 2nd Floor, Boardroom WT-2C and WT-2D, Brampton City Hall
Tuesday, October 22, 2 – 4 p.m.

About the Vacant and Excess Land Subclass Reduction Program

Since 1998, property owners with vacant and excess lands in the commercial and industrial property classes have received a property tax reduction under the Vacant and Excess Land Subclass Reduction Program. The Province of Ontario is allowing municipalities to review and tailor the program to reflect community needs and circumstances while considering the interest of local businesses. The Region of Peel is reviewing the appropriateness of the program with members of the public and business community.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Haide Hall
Communications Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4152