Toronto Catholic District Board Education Development Charges

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

Education Development Charges imposed by the 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.

The current TCDSB education development charges schedule is as follows:

Schedule of Education Development Charges

Category Effective June 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 Effective May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 Effective May 1, 2021 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.