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2022 Budget

The annual budget outlines how your tax dollars and utility fees will be invested to help provide essential services across Peel.

Peel Region maintains infrastructure and provides services such as running water, roads and traffic lights, police departments, waste services, affordable housing, immunization clinics, and more.

In 2016 after extensive consultation with the community, Regional Council 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: Living, Thriving and Leading. The 2022 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.

Due to the changes to Ontario funding cost-share models and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Peel Region’s 2022 Budget has been a challenging budget to develop. Messages from the Region’s Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker, and Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services Gary Kent, outline the approach to the 2022 Budget and highlight key priority areas for the Region moving forward.

COVID-19 response is Peel’s top priority

The Region of Peel has been one of the hardest hit communities by COVID-19 in Ontario. Over the last 18 months, the pandemic response has been Peel’s top priority. With an “all-hands-on-deck” approach, staff and other resources were redeployed to support the response and mass vaccination program.

As the 2022 Budget was being finalized, Peel was in wave 4 of COVID-19 with the pandemic expected to continue into 2022. While it’s not known what the future of mass vaccination will be, we know that additional staffing and resources need to be in place to sustain the emergency response to support the Peel community as it transitions towards recovery.

Learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional services and priorities, as well as Peel’s response efforts.

  • Peel's Response to the Pandemic

  • Procured personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control supplies worth $3.5M to support COVID-19 prevention
  • Procured supplies worth $14M to support mass vaccination clinics
  • $1 million+ allocated to agencies through the Community Response Table
  • 1,800+ temporary staff hired to implement the mass vaccination clinics
  • 2.5 million+ doses given to residents by end of October 2021
  • Set up for 8 mass vaccination clinics, including over 450 tables and plexiglass barriers, 200 stanchions, 100 mobile carts and temporary wall systems
  • Provided isolation housing for any resident needing to self-isolate due to symptoms or who were COVID-positive
  • 277 COVID-19 related items supported in Council meetings to help Council decision-making
  • 24/7 communications to the community to ensure they were well informed with the latest news and developments; over 27 million impressions on Twitter
  • Launched the VAX Van to travel to underserved communities
  • $367 million in COVID funding secured to support the community
  • Launched the Doses After Dark event, the most successful media campaign in the Region's history, vaccinating thousands after hours and increasing vaccine accessibility

Details of the 2022 Budget

The 2022 Budget meets the needs of the community with a net tax levy increase of 3.5 per cent or an overall property tax increase of 1.5 per cent to the taxpayers and a utility rate increase of 5.8 per cent.

Key timelines of the 2022 Budget:

The 2022 Budget3 consists of:

2022 total investment by Council's Areas of Focus: $3.8 Billion

The 2022 Budget includes operating investments of $2.7 billion and capital investments of $1.1 billion to support and advance Council's long term vision for Peel.

Living

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

$943 million (operating)
$162 million (capital)

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

Thriving

Communities are integrated, safe, and complete.

$1.62 billion (operating)
$929 million (capital)

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

Leading

Government is future-oriented and accountable.

$169 million (operating)
$32 million (capital)

  • Enterprise Programs and Services
    • Corporate Services
    • Service Excellence and Innovation

2022 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.

Increasing Needs Based Subsidies & Resources for 74 additional Housing units

COVID–19 response remains Public Health's top priority

Increasing Support to Seniors through the opening of the Seniors Health and Wellness Village and Implementation of Two Butterfly Households

+$33M in Reserve Contributions to Sustain Regional Infrastructure of $32B with Investments to Support Progressive Asset Management

+26 police officers for community safety

Supporting Growing Data Integration and Modernization through Technology

Advancing Work that Contributes to a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace and Community

Supporting Peel's Vulnerable Population through Increased Community Grants

How the Budget will affect Property Taxes and Utility Rates

The 2022 Budget3 includes a property tax increase of 1.5 percent which will contribute an annual increase to the typical residential property and commercial/industrial property tax bills of $73 and $129 respectively.

Additionally, the average home will see an increase to their utility bill of 13¢ per day (or $47 per year), while the average commercial/industrial property will see an increase of 32¢ per day (or $118 per year).

How the Budget increase will affect the average residential and commercial/industrial property

 

Average Residential

Average Commercial/Industrial

Property Tax Impact of 1.5% 1

$73

$129

Utility Rate Impact of 5.8% 2

$47

$118

Total Impact

$120

$247

View previous Regional Budget information.

Other information

Key timelines for the development of the 2022 Budget

Activity Date
Update on the Status of the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy April 22, 2021
Approach to the Development of the 2022 Budget – Council Report June 24, 2021
External Agencies Presentations on Progress Report and Future Outlook June 24, 2021
Pandemic Response – Financial Update – Council Report October 28, 2021
Improvements in Service Delivery – Council Report October 28, 2021
The 2021 Infrastructure Status and Outlook – Council Report November 25, 2021
Overview and Update on the Status of Reserves – Council Report November 25, 2021
2022 Budget Presentations
Regional Budget Corporate Overview November 25, 2021
Regional Services Budget Presentations November 25, 2021
Police Services Budget Presentations December 2, 2021
Conservation Authorities Budget Presentations December 2, 2021
Additional Budget deliberation December 9 & 16, 2021

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 over 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.

  • Peel Regional Police: 41¢
  • Housing Support: 12¢
  • Waste Management: 11¢
  • Roads and Transportation: 8¢
  • Paramedics: 5¢
  • Enterprise Programs and Services: 4¢*
  • Long Term Care: 4¢
  • Conservation Authorities: 2¢
  • TransHelp: 2¢
  • Income Support: 2¢
  • Early Years and Child Care: 2¢
  • Assessment Services: 2¢
  • Community Investment: 1¢
  • Chronic Disease Prevention: 1¢
  • Infectious Disease Prevention: 1¢
  • Capital Allocation: 1¢
  • Early Growth and Development: < 1¢
  • Heritage Arts and Culture: < 1¢
  • Land Use Planning: < 1¢
  • Adult Day: < 1¢

* Includes: Corporate Services, Service Excellence and Innovation

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. The presentations are available in two formats. They can be viewed as a consolidated package by department, or by each individual service. Our Public Notice provides information on written submissions and virtual representations at Regional Council Budget meetings.

Key timelines for the approval of the 2022 Budget:

November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021 – Regionally Controlled Services

Consolidated Presentations by Department

Living

Thriving

Leading

December 2, 2021

Thriving – Regionally Financed External Organizations

Budget Documents

The 2022 Budget Document includes an Executive Summary and the Full Budget Document.

1 average home assessed at $578,200 and small business valued at $641,900.

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

3 this document does not yet reflect changes made during budget deliberations.