Parkland conveyance and cash-in-lieu

Parks and public spaces play an important role in our city. As Mississauga grows, the demand for parkland increases as well.

When new development or redevelopment happens, the City can require one of the following:

  • Dedication of land for parks or other public recreational purposes
  • Payment called cash-in-lieu (CIL) of parkland
  • Combination of parkland conveyance and a CIL of parkland payment

The amount of parkland and CIL are calculated in accordance with the City’s Parkland Conveyance By-law and the Planning Act.

Parkland Conveyance By-law and rates

Council approved the new Parkland Conveyance By-law on June 22, 2022.

The by-law outlines the parkland conveyance requirements and CIL of parkland rates, including a gradual phase-in period until 2023, based on the City’s parkland needs identified in the Parks Plan.

Under the by-law, an applicant for medium and high-density residential development will pay the lesser of the:

  • CIL Capped Rate per unit; or
  • a CIL of parkland rate based on a site-specific appraisal estimated to take six to eight weeks

An applicant may pay the CIL Capped Rate and forgo the site-specific appraisal. Please refer to Schedule A of the by-law for the implementation schedule of the CIL Capped Rate.

Cash-in-lieu of parkland payments

CIL needs to be paid prior to building permit issuance. You can pay CIL of parkland by electronic funds transfer or wire transfer.

Parkland Conveyance By-law and Parks Plan review

Learn more about the completed process for the Parks Plan and Parkland Conveyance By-law update.

Email park.planning@mississauga.ca if you have any questions about the Parkland Conveyance By-law.