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

Bylaw Review

The City of Toronto is conducting a review of its development charges bylaw. The Provincial Development Charges Act requires municipalities to adopt a development charges bylaw every five years, if not sooner.

To renew its Development Charges (DC) bylaw, the City must complete a comprehensive development charges background study that sets out the City’s future residential and non-residential growth forecast, identifies the related growth-related infrastructure needs and costs, and establishes the maximum calculated development charges rates that can be imposed under the DC Act. Council, after having regard for the input at the public meeting and consultation sessions, as well as the DC Study and proposed bylaw, will determine the DC it wishes to establish for residential, industrial, office, institutional and retail development.  Tax levy, user rate or other funding will be required to fund any portion of growth-related costs not funded by DCs.

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

Fact Sheet – 2018 Development Charges Bylaw Review – updated January 2018


  • Data collection – Spring to Summer 2017
  • Development charges calculations – Summer to Fall 2017
  • Stakeholder consultation – Spring 2017 to Winter 2017/18
  • Background study – Winter 2017/18
  • Public consultations – January 15 and 18, 2018
  • Public meeting – January 24, 2018
  • Council consideration – Spring 2018
  • Implementation 2018

Public Consultations on Toronto’s Development Charges

Members of the public are invited to learn more about and provide input on the City’s development charges, draft rates and related policies such as development charge exemptions.

The City has released the following documents for public consultation:

Residents can learn about the issues, provide their views and feedback, and join discussion groups on key topics at two public information and consultation sessions:

  • Monday, January 15, 6 to 8 p.m., North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Wednesday, January 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 4, 100 Queen St. W.

The City will release a final background study and proposed bylaw on January 9, 2018 for consideration at the statutory public meeting at Executive Committee on January 24. Members of the public are invited to attend this public meeting to make their views known regarding the proposal.

Public Meeting for the 2018 Development Charges Bylaw Review – January 24, 2018

Toronto residents and businesses can also attend the statutory public meeting and make a presentation to the City’s Executive Committee.

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, City Hall, Committee Room 1, 100 Queen St. W.

To register to speak at Executive Committee, please call 416-392-4666 or e-mail exc@toronto.ca by no later than 12:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018.

Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk, attention: Josephine Archbold, Committee Administrator, Executive Committee, at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 10th Floor, West Tower, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2, or by Fax: 416-392-1879 or by e-mail to exc@toronto.ca.

Written comments received prior to the meeting and submissions made at the public meeting will be considered by City Council prior to the enactment of the new development charges by-law. All submissions received become part of a public record.

Consultations with Stakeholders

The public consultation process includes a stakeholder consultation process beginning in June 2017 to discuss the review process, development charges background study methodology and draft calculations, and development charges policies. After considering input received through the consultation process, a background study and bylaw will be published for further consideration at a statutory public meeting at the January 24 meeting of the Executive Committee.

Industry Stakeholder Meeting #1 – Overview, Growth Forecast and Service Levels (June 5, 2017):

Presentation to Stakeholders

Industry Stakeholder Meeting #2 – Service Levels (July 10, 2017)

Presentation to Stakeholders

Draft Background Study Calculations

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