Area of Focus: Thriving
In the area of focus of Thriving, we want communities that are integrated, safe and complete.
The Strategic Plan's 20-year Outcomes are the long-term community trends we strive to improve.
We measure progress towards the long-term Thriving outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community, such as sustainable transportation, waste diversion and crime rates.
Review the reports below to learn how Peel is currently measuring up across key Thriving indicators.
Additional measures are under development to track progress toward: built environments to promote healthy living, growth that is well-managed and an environmentally friendly community.
Do you have an idea for a community indicator we should be monitoring? Email the Corporate Strategy Office.
Four-year Term of Council Priorities
During this four-year Term of Council, the Region is focused on 11 priorities, including five Thriving priorities. Progress to-date on these includes:
- Implemented a bi-weekly cart-based collection program, improving our waste diversion rate by 5% compared to 2015.
- Began a cart-based waste collection conversion strategy for townhomes in Peel.
- Launched an organics collection pilot program with 20 apartment buildings and condominiums.
- Identified 10 target areas across Peel to reduce the risk of basement flooding during severe weather events (caused by sewer backups).
- Implemented a combination of energy and fleet strategies to achieve the target of 10% reduction in corporate greenhouse gases emissions to below 1990 levels by 2019.
- Formed the Office of Climate Change and Energy Management to integrate planning and delivery of climate change efforts throughout the organization.
- Launched a Healthy Development Assessment Tool to support local municipalities and developers in building more walkable, healthy and age-friendly communities.
- Updated our Official Plan to emphasize healthy and age-friendly design principles in the Regional Official Plan Amendment 27.
- Improved efficiency (travel time, congestion and CO2 emissions) on three routes by 23% on average through the coordination of signal timings.
- Installed 10 traffic count stations for traffic monitoring intelligence.
- Partnered to incubate a Smart Freight Centre for the Greater Toronto Area.
- Implemented a new collaborative approach to plan and manage growth for Peel Region with the local municipalities and the development industry.
- Managed debt which is $640 million lower than projected in 2012.
In 2016, we provided the following ongoing services in support of our long-term objectives.
- Peel Regional Police Services responded to 225,076 calls, protecting the safety and property of Peel residents.
- Ontario Provincial Police (Caledon) responded to 22,783 calls.
Water and Wastewater
- Treated 623 million litres of water each day to provide residents with clean, safe drinking water.
- Treated 649 million litres of wastewater daily.
- Responsibly managed 511,980 tonnage of waste.
- 95% of the time met or exceeded winter road maintenance service levels.
- Maintained 1,657 lane km of road to help keep residents safe and traffic moving.
- Inspected all of Peel's 5,833 food premises at least one time, helping to keep our communities free of food-borne illnesses.
Our compliance efforts helped more than 89%* of students receive full immunizations, offering them protection from getting or spreading infectious diseases.
*Average based on measured cohorts, including 87.6% of age seven/eight-year-old students, and 90.7% of sixteen/seventeen-year-old students.