- Operating – spent on running City facilities, programs and services
- Capital – spent on building and repairing City infrastructure, including roads, pipes and buildings
- Property taxes
Your property tax bill is divided between the City of Vaughan, York Region and the Province of Ontario for education. Vaughan uses its portion of your taxes to pay for City programs and services.
- User fees and service charges
These are paid by residents and businesses when accessing certain services, such as recreation programs and permits.
- Development charges
These are paid by developers and are used to help fund capital projects, such as roads, pipes, libraries and fire halls.
|City Services||Regional Services||Province of Ontario|
|Fire and rescue services||York Regional Police||Education (elementary and secondary schools)|
|Public works and road services||Maintenance of major roadways, sewers and bridges|
|Snow clearing||Traffic planning on regional roads|
|Waste management||Regional waste disposal|
|Vaughan Public Libraries||Public health services|
|Parks and sports field operations||Social assistance|
|Infrastructure replacement||Social housing|
|Recreation||Transit services (YRT, VIVA buses)|
|Maintenance of City facilities||Emergency medical services|
|City planning and development||Regional planning and growth management|
|By-law and compliance|
|Office support and administration|
What do my taxes pay for?
- 22 cents go to Public Works to maintain street and traffic lights, and clear roads during the winter
- 19 cents go to Community Services for recreation programs, such as swimming, dance and fitness
- 17 cents go to Fire to help keep residents safe
- 15 cents go to General Government, Legal and Clerks to provide internal resources to support service delivery
- 10 cents go to Capital Investment and Debt Servicing to build/repair City infrastructure (roads, pipes, buildings)
- 7 cents go to Libraries for books, resources and programs
- 7 cents go to Planning and Growth to manage the growth of the city
- 1 cent goes to the City Manager to fulfill Council’s priorities
- 1 cent goes to Council, Internal Audit and the Integrity Commissioner to maintain governance of the City
How do Vaughan’s taxes compare to other GTA municipalities?
What is the Healthcare Centre Precinct Plan – Development Levy?
The levy is not part of the City’s operations and is shown separately on property tax bills. These funds have gone directly to purchase the hospital precinct lands and prepare the site, which includes building sewers, roads and streetlights on the lands. For 2016, the levy is approximately $60 for the average home assessed at $626,000.
Here is how you can participate…
- Attend public meetings in Council Chamber at Vaughan City Hall or watch the meetings live online at vaughan.ca:
|DATE AND TIME:||TOPIC:|
|Monday, November 7
|Budget overview and public deputations|
|Monday, November 14
|Departmental reviews and public deputations|
|Monday, November 28
|Wrap-up and public deputations|
|Tuesday, December 13
|Special Council Meeting to approve the budget|
- Provide input through an online budget feedback form at vaughan.ca/budget.
- Call 905-832-8610 to leave a message that will be shared with Council.
- Join the conversation on the City’s Twitter and Facebook pages using #vaughanbudget2017. The City will also be tweeting live from public meetings.
- Learn about the budget on the City’s website at vaughan.ca/budget.
- Subscribe to the City’s blog and eNewsletter for regular updates.
- Email any questions or comments to the City at firstname.lastname@example.org.