The Region of Peel's annual budget outlines how tax dollars and utility fees will be invested to help provide the services that you value, such as the operations and maintenance of transportation systems, waste and water services and police services.
The 2018 Budget drives 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, as well as between the current Term–of–Council priorities, the Strategic Plan's long–term objectives and the overall consideration of affordability.
In 2016, Regional Council, after extensive consultation with the community, 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:
Details of the 2018 Budget
The 2018 Budget balances the investments in the residents and communities of Peel with a responsible net tax levy increase of 2.6 per cent or an overall property tax increase of 1.0 per cent to the taxpayers and a utility rate increase of 6.5 per cent.
The 2018 Budget (PDF) consists of:
- Operating expenditures of $2.4 billion
- Capital expenditures of $0.7 billion
2018 Total Investment by Council's Areas of Focus: $3.1 Billion
The 2018 Budget includes operating investments of $2.4 billion and capital investments of $0.7 billion to support and advance Council's long term vision for Peel.
Living: People's lives are improved in their time of need.
$847 million (operating)
$23 million (capital)
- Accessible Transportation
- Adult Day
- Long Term Care
- Community Investment
- Income Support
- Employment Support
- Housing Support
- Homelessness Support
- Child Care
Thriving: Communities are integrated, safe, and complete.
$1.35 billion (operating)
$666 million (capital)
- Early Growth and Development
- Chronic Disease Prevention
- Infectious Disease Prevention
- Water Supply
- Roads and Transportation
- Land Use Planning
- Heritage, Arts and Culture
- Police Services
- Conservation Authorities
- Assessment Services
Leading: Government is future-oriented and accountable.
$175 million (operating)
$34 million (capital)
- Enterprise Programs and Services
- Corporate Services
- Service Innovation & Information Technology
2018 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.
39,000 more trips
Accessible Transportation to ensure that seniors and those in need continue to have mobility and access to the necessities of life
+2.0 more ambulances and +19 more paramedics
Emergency Response for patients, from an additional 6,000 calls
Affordable Housing to support the Twin Pines transition plan, leading to future development
Brampton Youth Shelter for kids otherwise living on the street
+1.5 direct care givers
Long Term Care Residents for seniors with increasingly complex care needs
Support Affordable Transit to ensure mobility and access to services
+37 Police Officers, +10 Communicators and +5 Prisoner Escort Officers
4,750 new water billing customers
Receiving water service
4,000 new Peel Region households
Receiving Waste collection
Heritage Arts and Culture to sustain the demand for high quality
How the Budget will affect Property Taxes and Utility Rates
The 2018 Budget (PDF) includes a property tax increase of 1.0 percent which will contribute an annual increase to the typical residential property and small business property tax bills of $47 and $85 respectively.
Additionally, the average home will see $41 increase to their utility bill, while the average small business will see an increase of $99.
How the Budget increase will affect the average residential and small business property
Average Small Business
Property Tax Impact of 1.0% 1
Utility Rate Impact of 6.5% 2
1 average home assessed at $484,000 and small business valued at $567,000.
2 average residential consumption at 290m3 and average small business consumption at 695m3.
Key timelines for the development and approval of the 2018 Budget
|Update on the Status of the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy (PDF)||April, 2017|
External Agencies Presentations on Progress Report and Future Outlook:
|Continuous Improvement Update – Council Report (PDF)||October, 2017|
|Overview and Update on the Status of Reserves – Council Report (PDF)||October, 2017|
|The 2017 Infrastructure Status and Outlook – Council Report (PDF)||October, 2017|
2018 Budget Presentations
|Economic Update||November 2, 2017|
|Regional Budget Corporate Overview||November 2, 2017|
|Regional Services Budget Presentations||November 2, 2017|
|Police Services Budget Presentations||November 16, 2017|
|Conservation Authorities Budget Presentations||November 16, 2017|
|2018 Budget Summary||November 16, 2017|
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 19 years.
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.
- Police: 40¢
- Housing Support: 11¢
- Waste: 10¢
- Roads and Transportation: 6¢
- Capital Infrastructure: 5¢
- Paramedics: 5¢
- Long Term Care: 3¢
- Conservation Authorities: 2¢
- Income Support: 2¢
- Accessible Transportation: 2¢
- Enterprise Programs & Services*: 2¢
- Assessment Services: 2¢
- Early Growth and Development: 1¢
- Homelessness Support: 1¢
- Chronic Disease Prevention: 1¢
- Infectious Disease Prevention: 1¢
- Community Investment: 1¢
- Child Care: 1¢
- Heritage Arts and Culture: 1¢
- Employment Support: 1¢
- Land Use Planning: 1¢
- Adult Day: 1¢
* Includes: Corporate Services, Finance, and Service Innovation, Information and Technology
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.
Key timelines for the development and approval of the 2018 Budget:
November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017 – Regionally Controlled Services
- Accessible Transportation (PDF)
- Adult Day (PDF)
- Child Care (PDF)
- Community Investment (PDF)
- Employment Support (PDF)
- Homelessness Support (PDF)
- Housing Support (PDF)
- Income Support (PDF)
- Long Term Care (PDF)
- Paramedic Services (PDF)
- Chronic Disease Prevention (PDF)
- Early Growth and Development (PDF)
- Heritage, Arts and Culture (PDF)
- Infectious Disease Prevention (PDF)
- Land Use Planning (PDF)
- Roads and Transportation (PDF)
- Waste Management (PDF)
- Wastewater (PDF)
- Water Supply (PDF)
November 16, 2017 – Regionally Financed External Organizations
Budget meeting scheduled – agenda to be determined.
The 2018 Budget Document includes an Executive Summary and the Full Budget Document.
The following documents contain large-scale map images showing the locations of planned capital projects for the period 2018-2027 and 2018-2031.