The Government of Ontario made changes to the Development Charges Act through Bill 108, More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019, that came into effect on January 1, 2020 with accompanying Ontario Regulation 454/19.
Please note that changes to City’s administrative processes were adopted by City Council at its December 17, 2019, January 29, 2020 and February 5, 2021 meetings to ensure orderly transition and revenue neutrality related to Development Charges Act changes under Bill 108 and Bill 138.
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.