The City of Toronto is conducting a review of its development charges bylaw. Public consultation meetings will be held on January 15 and 17 with the statutory public meeting at Executive Committee on January 24. Learn more about the 2018 Development Charges Bylaw Review.

On January 9, the City has released the 2018 Development Charges Background Study and the proposed 2018 Development Charges Bylaw for public consultation.


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.