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Regional Budget

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:

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
  • Paramedics
  • 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
  • Wastewater
  • Waste
  • 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
  • Finance
  • 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

$4.5 million

Affordable Housing to support the Twin Pines transition plan, leading to future development

+10 beds

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

+1.0 staff

Support Affordable Transit to ensure mobility and access to services

+37 Police Officers, +10 Communicators and +5 Prisoner Escort Officers

Community Safety

4,750 new water billing customers

Receiving water service

4,000 new Peel Region households

Receiving Waste collection

0.25 million

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 Residential

Average Small Business

Property Tax Impact of 1.0% 1



Utility Rate Impact of 6.5% 2



Total Impact



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.

View previous Regional Budget information.

Other information

Key timelines for the development and approval of the 2018 Budget

Activity Date
Update on the Status of the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy (PDF) April, 2017

External Agencies Presentations on Progress Report and Future Outlook:

June, 2017
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

Activity Date
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.

2015 Budget

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




Enterprise Programs and Services (PDF)

November 16, 2017 – Regionally Financed External Organizations

Budget meeting scheduled – agenda to be determined.

Budget Documents

The 2018 Budget Document includes an Executive Summary and the Full Budget Document.