Peel Region homepage
Peel Region

News release: January 11, 2024

Peel Region celebrates 50 years of incredible service

BRAMPTON, ON (January 11, 2024) – Today at Council, Peel Region kicked off the year-long commemoration of Peel’s 50th anniversary. Since being incorporated on January 1, 1974, Peel has grown to be one of the largest municipalities in Canada servicing 1.5 million residents and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon every day.

Over the years, Peel Region has become an anchor institution in the community. Our rich history of servicing those who live, work or visit Peel is filled with experiences, innovations, accomplishments, strong partnerships and community connections. 

From our early days, Peel has delivered services such as public health, long-term care, water, sanitary sewers and waste collection over a large geographic area, with an initial population of just over 300,000 people. In 50 years, Peel’s programs and services have grown significantly to respond to increasingly complex and changing environment and to enhance the community’s health and safety, social and cultural development, infrastructure and transportation systems. Relentless efforts for improvement have helped Peel become one of the most efficiently managed municipalities in Canada and a model for service delivery.

Today and into the future, Peel Region remains committed to serving the community in a way that is responsible, transparent and accountable. We will continue listening closely to what our community needs and expects, ensuring services and programs are responsive to those needs. Read more about the magnitude, complexity and scale of Peel here.

This year, Peel will be celebrating our big milestone by showcasing our rich history of essential services and the great work and dedication of our employees.

Celebrate with us and follow our story at and on X @regionofpeel, Instagram and LinkedIn.

As we celebrate Peel’s significant milestone of 50 years of service excellence, we owe our long history of service to residents, staff, volunteers, community partners, vendors and stakeholders who have worked with us tirelessly to make a difference. Together, we forge ahead, inspired by the past, and committed to serving our community for many years to come. I look forward to what the next 50 years will bring.

Nando Iannicca, CEO and Chair, Peel Region

We are extremely proud and humbled to be able to build on our rich history and continue to provide the critical, high-quality public services that we’re renowned for. This significant milestone emphasizes the hard work, passion and dedication of our staff and the impact they are making every day.

Gary Kent, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Region

Media contact

Victoria Persoglio
Communications Specialist
Peel Region

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.