City Council adopted a new development charge bylaw with an effective date of August 15, 2022. Current rates remain in effect until May 1, 2023, after which the rates are phased-in over two years. For more details, including a copy of the Council decision, please visit the growth funding tools page.

Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit to help pay for the cost of infrastructure required to provide municipal services to new development, such as roads, transit, water and sewer infrastructure, community centres and fire and police facilities.

Learn more about development charges in this video: The World of Development Charges

Note: The information contained herein is intended only as a guide to the City of Toronto’s policy with respect to development charges. Interested parties should review the applicable development charge by-law or consult with the Toronto Building Division to determine charges that may apply for specific land development proposals.

Development Charges Overview

Learn more about the fees collected from developers to help pay for infrastructure to service new development.

Development Charges Bylaws and Rates

View the current and previous development charge rates and bylaws.

Education Development Charges

The City of Toronto collects education development charges on behalf of the TCDSB, as required by the Education Act.

Deferred Development Charges

For eligible rental, institutional and non-profit housing.