Capital plan proposed investments

The capital plan for 2015-2018 ($1.085 billion) has been organized into nine program spending areas. Browse through each category to find out more about how the funding is distributed.

Overview

  1. Affordable housing: $125 million
  2. Childcare: $30 million
  3. Parks, open spaces, and recreation: $155 million
  4. Community facilities: $55 million
  5. Civic facilities: $35 million
  6. Transportation: $150 million
  7. Utilities: $325 million
  8. Equipment and technology: $115 million
  9. Emerging priorities: $95 million

8. Equipment and technology (Proposed investment: $115 million)

Guiding principles

  • Maintain existing equipment and technology in acceptable condition
  • Invest in technology to support business transformation

Guiding initiatives

Current status of capital assets

Area What we have What we renewed
between 2005-2014
What we added
between 2005-2014
% in poor condition
Vehicles and equipment
  • 1,850 vehicles
  • 2,850 pieces of equipment
  • 815 vehicles
  • 195 vehicles
10%
Information technology
  • 8,000 computers
  • 250 specialized software applications
  • 16,000 computers and electronic devices replaced based on lifecycle
  • Software applications renewed (includes SAP, online licences and permits, and online taxes and utility accounts software applications)
  • 2,000 computers and electronic devices
  • VOIP phone system
  • Software applications (includes Hansen asset management, VanDocs document management, and Lagan call centre management software applications)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) applications [includes volunteer management (Better Impact), donations tracking (Raiser's Edge), social media tracking (Hootsuite), and community collaboration (ePanel) software]
5%

 

What we propose investing for 2015-2018

Area City of today (renewal): $105 million City of tomorrow (new): $10 million
Vehicles and equipment Replace 625 to 725 vehicles: $60 million
Information technology
  • Ongoing replacement programs: $45 million:
    • Computers and hardware 
    • Major applications, e.g. SAFARI recreation system and fleet management system
  • Implementation of Digital Strategy, e.g. wi-fi expansion and mobile technology
  • Geo-remote data centre
  • New business system technologies

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