Toronto City Council has adopted a new Development Charges bylaw, effective May 1, 2018.

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


  • 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
  • Executive Committee consideration – April 17, 2018
  • Council consideration – April 24-26 2018
  • Implementation – May 1, 2018

Executive Committee Meeting – April 17, 2018

Executive Committee Meeting – January 24, 2018


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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Draft Capital Plans Version
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Draft Fire Capital Plan PDF Excel
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Draft Paramedics Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Parks and Recreation Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Pedestrian Infrastructure Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Police Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Public Health Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Roads Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Sanitary and Storm Capital Plan PDF Excel
Storm Linear Detail Sheet PDF
Draft Shelter Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Subsidized Housing Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft Transit Capital Plan PDF Excel
Draft TYSSE Capital Plan PDF Excel
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