The Brampton Parkland Dedication By-law, 2013 is the principle means by which the City of Brampton acquires parkland and other forms of open space. The by-law sets out parkland dedication requirements for new development. Requirements are satisfied through:
- The conveyance of land for parks purposes, and/or
- Through the payment of cash in lieu of land (CIL)
Review of the Parkland Dedication By-law:
In December 2008, the Planning, Design and Development Committee directed staff to initiate a formal review of the Parkland Dedication By-law.
Phase 1 (COMPLETE - Approved in March 2012)
- A Report was considered by the Committee of Council on February 29, 2012, which provided an overview of the City's work on the review of the Parkland Dedication By-law. In response to correspondence received in conjunction with this report, a Supplementary Report was prepared. Both reports were considered by Council on March 7, 2012, and the recommendations in each were approved.
- An Implementation Notice was prepared to explain the implementation of the first phase of this review with the approved effective date of March 19, 2012.
Phase 2 (Fall 2013)
At the September 9, 2013 Planning Design and Development Committee
meeting, Council considered and endorsed the recommendations found in a Recommendation Report which sought to amend the Official Plan to give authority to enact the draft Brampton Parkland Dedication By-law, 2013. No formal external comments were received on the draft OPA.
Pursuant to the September 9, 2013 Report, staff prepared a final Recommendation Report for Council’s consideration at its meeting of October 23, 2013. A link to the report on the Council agenda can be found here.
Council endorsed the recommendations in the report, and approved the OPA and the Brampton Parkland Dedication By-law, 2013. The new by-law is in effect as of October 23, 2013.
Staff will continue working with stakeholders (represented by BILD) in the finalization of the draft plan of subdivision conditions and Subdivision Agreement clauses (appended to the report to Council) to ensure a seamless implementation of the new by-law. Staff will also work, in the months to come, on an expanded Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), intended to provide standardization to the methodology by which parkland dedication and CIL calculations are made.
Staff will also be commissioning a land valuation appraisal exercise to update the City-wide land values that will be used in the calculation of CIL payable for those applications that are processed under S 51.1 or 53 of the Planning Act. See Section 7 a) and b) of the by-law.
Any questions pertaining to the by-law or its administration can be directed to the Parks Planning and Development Section in the Planning & Infrastructure Services Department at (905) 874-3954. Questions pertaining to cash-in-lieu of parkland (CIL) calculations can be directed to the Realty Services Section in the Public Services Department at (905) 874-2131.
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