Budget 2019 - 2021
Budget deliberations begin Tuesday, March 19th at 5pm, Brampton City Hall.
Building momentum as a major urban player, Brampton’s 2019-2021 Proposed Budget focuses on creating opportunities for economic growth, delivering superior programs and services that contribute to quality of life, and continuing efficiencies as a well-run city.
Highlights of the Proposed 2019-2021 Budget
- Increasing transit fleet by 16 per cent over three years, adding 46 conventional buses and 25 Züm buses
- Constructing a new fire station in North-West Brampton; updating fire apparatus and equipment for a more reliable response force
- Revitalizing Chris Gibson, Howden, Balmoral Recreation Centres; upgrades to Chinguacousy Wellness Centre; converting Riverstone Golf Club into an updated 34,000-square-foot Community Centre
- New Marketing and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Program; and Community Improvement Program to incentivize economic sectors identified by Brampton’s Economic Development Master Plan
- Working towards establishing a Centre for Innovation and Connected Learning
- Environmental Assessment and Urban Design Master Plan of Riverwalk
- Introducing a one per cent Transit Dedicated Levy (equivalent to $23 on the average annual tax bill) to provide a dedicated, stable source of funding for future Transit growth needs
- Even with the Infrastructure Levy and the proposed Transit Levy, the net budget increase of 0.8% on the City’s portion is the lowest in almost 20 years
- For taxpayers, the combined property tax increase on their tax bill will be 1.4 per cent in 2019. This includes tax increases by the City (0.3%), Region of Peel (1.1%) and the School Boards (0%).
We want to hear from you. Check Key Dates and Have Your Say pages for updates on when and how you can become involved.
At any time during the process, if you have questions or input regarding the 2019-2021 budget, feel free to submit your comments on our feedback form or call Service Brampton at 311 and indicate that you are calling about the budget.