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.
Following the approval of the by-law, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 (Bill 23) received Royal Assent on November 28, 2022. Medium and high-density residential CIL of parkland determinations are being completed in accordance with Bill 23.
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.