Please note, the capital programs listed above only include project costs that have a growth-related component and are eligible to be funded by Development Charges as per the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Development Charges are fees the City charges to property developers to help pay for the infrastructure required to support growth. The authority to collect Development Charges is governed by the Provincial Development Charges Act, 1997.
The money collected from Development Charges pays for the portion of the City’s capital costs attributed to more people using City infrastructure as a result of new development. These are also known as ‘growth-related capital costs.’ Examples of capital projects that Development Charges could help fund include:
Building a new fire station
Constructing underpasses to address increased traffic
Purchasing MiWay buses
Expanding libraries and community centres
Mississauga’s City Council approves capital projects every year during the annual budget process and has approved the use of Development Charges to fund capital projects that benefit the whole City, not just the area from where they are collected.
Without these charges, the City would have to pay for growth-related capital costs from property taxes or from another source of revenue.