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 meeting to ensure orderly transition and revenue neutrality related to Development Charges Act changes under Bill 108 and Bill 138.  The decision is available here.

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.