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2020 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 2020 Budget is one of the most difficult budgets in the past decade. It is a responsible budget that balances the need to maintain core services, protect the community and respect the taxpayer.

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: Living, Thriving and Leading.

Details of the 2020 Budget

The 2020 Budget meets the needs of the community with a net tax levy increase of 3.6 per cent or an overall property tax increase of 1.5 per cent to the taxpayers and a utility rate increase of 7.2 per cent.

Key timelines of the 2020 Budget:

The 2020 Budget (PDF) consists of:

2020 Total Investment by Council's Areas of Focus: $3.7 Billion

The 2020 Budget includes operating investments of $2.6 billion and capital investments of $1.1 billion to support and advance Council's long term vision for Peel.


People's lives are improved in their time of need.

$900 million (operating)
$43 million (capital)

  • Adult Day
  • Child Care
  • Community Investment
  • Employment Support
  • Homelessness Support
  • Housing Support
  • Income Support
  • Long Term Care
  • Paramedics
  • TransHelp


Communities are integrated, safe, and complete.

$1.47 billion (operating)
$982 million (capital)

  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Early Growth and Development
  • Heritage, Arts and Culture
  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Land Use Planning
  • Roads and Transportation
  • Waste Management
  • Wastewater
  • Water Supply


Government is future-oriented and accountable.

$195 million (operating)
$33 million (capital)

  • Enterprise Programs and Services
    • Corporate Services
    • Digital and Information Services
    • Finance

2020 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.

+21,000 more accessible transportation rides

+5,600 paramedic response calls

Implementation of Butterfly model at Tall Pines

Expansion of EarlyON services for 6,000 children and parents

900 more residents receiving affordable transit

Moving towards 75% 3R waste diversion target & 5,000 new households

35 more police officers to increase community safety

Maintaining PAMA’s 100+ exhibitions

Addressing 12,000 more housing units that are increasingly complex

$2M temporary levy for community hub developments

How the Budget will affect Property Taxes and Utility Rates

The 2020 Budget (PDF) includes a property tax increase of 1.5 percent which will contribute an annual increase to the typical residential property and small business property tax bills of $70 and $126 respectively.

Additionally, the average home will see an increase to their utility bill of 15¢ per day (or $51 per year), while the average small business will see an increase of 36¢ per day (or $132 per year).

How the Budget increase will affect the average residential and small business property


Average Residential

Average Small Business

Property Tax Impact of 1.5% 1



Utility Rate Impact of 7.2% 2



Total Impact



1 average home assessed at $545,900 and small business valued at $617,500.

2 average residential consumption at 290m3 and average small business consumption at 695m3.

View previous Regional Budget information.

Other information

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 over 20 years.

The proportions vary between the local municipalities, depending on a number of factors including their relative share of total assessed market value by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).

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: 10¢
  • Waste Management: 10¢
  • Capital Infrastructure: 6¢
  • Roads and Transportation: 6¢
  • Paramedics: 5¢
  • Long Term Care: 3¢
  • Conservation Authorities: 2¢
  • TransHelp: 2¢
  • Income Support: 2¢
  • Enterprise Programs & Services: 2¢*
  • Assessment Services: 2¢
  • Early Growth and Development: 1¢
  • Homelessness Support: 1¢
  • Child Care: 1¢
  • Community Investment: 1¢
  • Infectious Disease Prevention: 1¢
  • Chronic Disease Prevention: 1¢
  • Heritage Arts and Culture: 1¢
  • Land Use Planning: < 1¢
  • Employment Support: < 1¢
  • Adult Day: < 1¢

* Includes: Corporate Services, Finance, and Digital and Information Services

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. The presentations are available in two formats. They can be viewed as a consolidated package by department, or by each individual service. Our Public Notice provides information about attending a Regional Council Budget meeting in person.

Key timelines for the approval of the 2020 Budget:

November 28, 2019

November 28, 2019 – Regionally Controlled Services

Consolidated Presentations by Department




December 5, 2019 – Regionally Financed External Organizations


December 12 and 19, 2019 – Additional time for budget deliberations

Budget Documents

The 2020 Budget Document includes an Executive Summary and the Full Budget Document.