December 2020
Celebrating municipal partnerships
This year, our collaborative relationships with municipalities was more important than ever. Together we learned to work differently, and your feedback and collaboration made our assessment work possible. Read more on what we accomplished together this year in our Annual Municipal Partnership Report.
2021 roll return captures how Ontario has changed
Yesterday, MPAC delivered assessment rolls to municipalities across Ontario with an estimated value of $3 trillion. Despite the pandemic, MPAC captured significant new assessment across Ontario, adding more than $37 billion in value to municipal assessment rolls from new construction and/or improvements to existing properties.

This week our municipal billing partners also received notice of their required 2021 levy payment to MPAC. MPAC’s Board of Directors approved a 2021 budget with no change to the total municipal levy. Learn more about how the levy is calculated.
MPAC again named a top employer
With headquarters in Durham Region, we are proud to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the second year in a row! Our story includes personal reflections from Judith Regis, a Municipal and Stakeholder Relations Account Manager who talks about why MPAC’s decision to feature speakers from Black Lives Matter and Indigenous communities on its all-staff Virtual Leader Chats made an impact on her.
Upcoming webinars
Discover the new Municipal Connect

Join us for a live walk-through of our new Municipal Connect. With improved functionality, a modern interface with geospatial mapping, and increased data security, the system was built in-house by MPAC’s IT team. This webinar will show you how the new system works, provide details on how and when municipalities will move to the new system and we’ll leave time for your questions.
Date: Thursday, January 14
Time: 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. EDT
Past webinars
If you missed this month’s webinars on a review of 2020 and what’s ahead in 2021 and our Post-Ontario Budget webinar, you can watch them and all of our 2020 municipal webinars on our YouTube channel.
Getting ready for the virtual ROMA conference next month
While conferences continue to look and feel different during COVID-19, they’re still an opportunity to share our work and hear from you. Look for our on-demand session at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference on January 25-26, 2021. We’ll also host a live demonstration of our new Municipal Connect system and you can visit us at our virtual exhibitor booth. If you’d like to arrange a virtual meeting with us during the conference to discuss a local property assessment issue, please send us an email so we can make arrangements with you.
Best wishes this holiday season
We wish you a safe and restful holiday season this year. Please note MPAC will close at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.
As part of our efforts to assist municipalities this year, MPAC worked with Cloudpermit, a cloud-based e-permitting software that allows municipal building departments to digitize the entire building permit process and includes integration with MPAC’s systems.

In the drive toward paperless systems and the ability to access files remotely, a number of Ontario municipalities adopted the use of Cloudpermit to manage the entire process from permit issue to inspections and approvals, and we want to ensure the outputs of that, or any other product, work seamlessly with our MPAC systems.

Grey Highlands recently transitioned to from paper to the new e-permitting system, with great results. “With this new system we’re able to issue permits more quickly and efficiently, and the process for digitally submitting them to MPAC is much faster and more efficient because pre-filled forms cut down on errors and missed information,” says Debbie Anderson, Chief Building Official.

Digital permit submissions and access to electronic building plans support MPAC’s work to assess new property quickly and correctly, and help us provide accurate forecasts of municipal growth.

Do you have a great story about our partnerships in action? Share it with us.