The Parkland Dedication By-law 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.
- A new consolidated by-law has been prepared and is also available under the 'Related Documents' tab.
- 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.
NEW: Phase 2 (Current)
An Information Report was received by the Committee of Council on December 5, 2012. Appended to the report was a draft amended Parkland Dedication By-law (see page "J2-59" of the report) and updated city-wide land valuation rates (see page "J2-68") used in the calculation of cash-in-lieu of parkland.
The City is now consulting with the development industry.
Following the consultation process, a Recommendation Report will be prepared to recommend for approval the new by-law (targeted for Spring 2013).
For more information on the City of Brampton's Parkland Dedication By-law, please contact John Spencer, Manager - Parks and Facility Planning, Planning Design and Development at (905) 874-3954 or Ann Pritchard, Manager - Realty Services, Buildings and Property Management at (905) 874-2131.