Rate of Intensification
We measure progress towards long-term outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community.
Why is this important?
- "Intensification" refers to new, additional development in areas that already are built up.
- The Province says that intensification helps municipalities make better use of existing infrastructure, community services and amenities.
- According to the Region of Peel Official Plan, at least 4 out of every 10 new residential units constructed annually should be within the built–up area of Peel, starting in 2015
How is this measured?
- Building permit data is used to determine the proportion of residential units constructed in the built–up areas of Peel versus residential units to be built in Designated Greenfield Areas.
What progress are we making?
- Peel is falling short of the target residential intensification rate, and most new residential units have been built in undeveloped areas.
- Compared to 2017, intensification rates across Mississauga and Caledon have increased, whereas rates in Brampton have remained stable.
- Residential intensification rates increased rapidly after the introduction of the Growth Plan, and slowed when early intensification opportunities were used up.
- In 2018, although residential intensification rates vary across Peel, the Region of Peel exceeded its Official Plan requirement to achieve intensification rates of 40% or more.