For more information on the new Education Development Charges Bylaw, please review the TCDSB website or contact the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Toronto Catholic District Board Education Development Charges

Education Development Charges imposed by the Toronto Catholic District Board (TCDSB) under the Education Act and are used to fund the acquisition of school sites, and related costs, to accommodate growth-related pupil needs. The City of Toronto collects education development charges on behalf of the TCDSB, as required by the Education Act. The TCDSB is responsible for setting the education development charge rates and applicable policies.

On April 24, 2019, the TCDSB adopted an amendment to Education Development Charges Bylaw No. 191. As per amending by-law 194-2019, the amended EDC rates came into force on June 1, 2019. The By-law exemptions came into force on May 1, 2019.

On November 27, 2023, the TCDSB adopted a new Education Development Charges Bylaw that came into effect on December 3, 2023.

The TCDSB education development charges schedule is as follows:

Schedule of Education Development Charges

Rates effective December 3, 2023 to December 2, 2028

Category Effective December 3, 2023 to December 2, 2024 Effective December 3, 2024 to December 2, 2025 Effective December 3, 2025 to December 2, 2026 Effective December 3, 2026 to December 2, 2027 Effective December 3, 2027 to December 2, 2028
Residential EDC Rate per Dwelling Unit $3,293 $3,593 $3,893 $4,193 $4,493
Non-residential EDC Rate per Sq. Foot of GFA $1.47 $1.57 $1.67 $1.77 $1.87


Prior rates effective June 1, 2019 to December 2, 2023

Category Effective June 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 Effective May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 Effective May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022 Effective May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 Effective May 1, 2023 to December 2, 2023
Residential EDC Rate per Dwelling Unit $1,793 $2,093 $2,393 $2,693 $2,993
Non-residential EDC Rate per Sq. Foot of GFA $1.12 $1.18 $1.24 $1.30 $1.37

When Charges are Payable

An education development charge will be imposed where the first building permit issued in relation to a building or structure for above ground construction is issued on or after the date the by-law comes into force and if not collected on the first such permit on the next building permit issued for that development.

Contact Information

Any inquiries with respect to the Toronto Catholic District Education Development Charges By-law School Board’s should be directed to Mr. Michael Loberto, Superintendent of Planning & Development at 416-222-8282 ext. 2026 or

The bylaw and related documentation is posted on the Board’s Planning and Development Services webpage.