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.

2018 Development Charges Bylaw Review

The City is currently conducting a review in order to adjust the DC rates to reflect updates to the City’s growth-related capital expenditure plans.

Education Development Charges

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