2023 Business Plan and Budget Approval

East Gwillimbury Council, at their meeting held on February 23, approved the 2023 Business Plan and Budget which reflects a total budget increase of 5.55%.

The approved budget includes a 2.8% tax levy increase to maintain existing programs and services and an additional 2.75% increase for dedicated services and additional staffing. The 2.75% tax levy increase will contribute to the future operating costs of the Health and Active Living Plaza which is currently under construction, maintenance of the Town’s infrastructure, and the addition of staff including two new full-time firefighters in 2023. 

A 1% tax rate increase equates to a $19 annual increase to the average homeowner in East Gwillimbury. The impact of the 2023 approved budget is approximately $107 annually for the average homeowner.*  

“While East Gwillimbury continues to have the lowest relative taxes in York Region, we also understand that with the rising cost of living, any tax rate increase is difficult for residents. Council worked diligently with staff to focus the budget in the right places to deliver a fiscally responsible budget for our residents and community. This year, Council is investing in community safety with the addition of two full-time firefighters, and ensuring our municipal infrastructure can support the needs of our community,” said Mayor Virginia Hackson. “While it is difficult to pass an increase, we have an obligation to ensure we are providing the appropriate level of service to our community.”

The Town offers various programs and exemptions for seniors and low-income households to help offset the impact of the increase. For more information about these programs visit, the Property Taxes page.

For more information about what is included in the 2023 Business Plan and Budget, visit the Business Plan and Budget page. 

*The average home in East Gwillimbury is valued at $654,000.