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Updates to Peel's Vacant Unit Rebate Program

Program will be Phased Out by 2020

Property owners with vacant commercial and industrial buildings receive a property tax rebate under the province's Vacant Unit Rebate Program. In 2017, the Province of Ontario provided municipalities with added flexibility to tailor the program to reflect community needs and circumstances, while considering the interests of local businesses.

In May 2017, the Region of Peel held consultations with business owners/representatives in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon to discuss the proposed changes to the program. A staff report entitled, Proposed Changes to the Vacant Unit Rebate Program for Commercial and Industrial Properties (PDF) with recommended changes to the program was approved by Regional Council on June 22, 2017.

The Region has updated Peel's Vacant Unit Rebate program to reflect changes under new Ontario Regulation 581/17 which received Royal Assent on December 14, 2017. These changes will apply to the processing of the 2017 vacant unit rebate applications.

Changes to the Program

The following eligibility criteria updates are prescribed through Ontario Regulation 581/17, beginning with the 2017 tax year:

The Vacant Unit Rebate Program will be phased out by 2020 as prescribed through the new regulation Ontario Regulation 581/17. The timeline is as follows:

Vacant Unit Rebate Application

Please visit the following websites to apply for the Vacant Unit Rebate program which will be available until 2020:


Please contact your local tax department or 311 for further details or questions regarding the changes to the vacant unit rebate program: