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Development Charges

Regional Development Charges (DCs) are required for all new developments in York Region. Development Charges are used to fund York Region’s growth-related capital construction programs.

Regional development charge rates posted below are effective as of November 8, 2019.


Residential Subdivisions

The Development Charges for water, wastewater and roads are due during the planning stage. Developers must enter into a Regional Development Charge Agreement and pay these fees when they register their subdivision plans, before applying for a building permit.

The remaining Development Charges are due when the building permit is issued. Building permits are issued by the local municipalities.

 

Single and Semi-Detached Dwellings

Development Charges due when entering into a Regional Development Charge Agreement:

  • Water: $9,965
  • Wastewater: $20,486*
  • Roads: $25,109
  • Total: $55,560

*In Nobleton the Development Charge for wastewater is $11,062 and the total due at this time is $46,136.

Development Charges due when the building permit is issued:

  • Transit: $1,422
  • Subway: $2,751
  • General Service: $2,074
  • GO Transit: $374
  • Total: $6,621

Multiple Unit Dwellings

Charges due when entering into a Regional Development Charge Agreement:

  • Water: $8,022
  • Wastewater: $16,491*
  • Roads: $20,211
  • Total: $44,724

*In Nobleton the Development Charge for wastewater is $9,505 and the total due at this time is $37,738.

Development Charges due when the building permit is issued:

  • Transit: $1,144
  • Subway: $2,214
  • General Service: $1,671
  • GO Transit: $294
  • Total: $5,323

Apartments

All development charges for apartments are due at building permit issuance.

Apartments That are 700 Square Feet or More

All development charges are due at building permit issuance.

  • Water: $5,830
  • Wastewater: $11,985*
  • Roads: $14,689
  • Subtotal: $32,504
  • Transit: $832
  • Subway: $1,609
  • General Service: $1,213
  • GO Transit: $216
  • Total: $36,374

*In Nobleton the Development Charge for wastewater is $6,683 and the total due at this time is $31,072.

Apartments That are Less Than 700 Square Feet

  • Water: $4,259
  • Wastewater: $8,756*
  • Roads: $10,731
  • Subtotal: $23,746
  • Transit: $607
  • Subway: $1,176
  • General Service: $887
  • GO Transit: $137
  • Total: $26,553

*In the Nobleton area-specific bylaw No. 2016-40, the delineation point for small and large apartments is 650 square feet. As such, an apartment of less than 700 square feet in Nobleton could be levied one of two development charges for wastewater. Wastewater rates for small apartments in Nobleton:

  • 650 square feet or more = $6,683
  • Less than 650 square feet = $4,866

Therefore, depending on the square footage of an apartment in Nobleton, the total due at this time is $31,072 or $22,663. 


Industrial, Office and Institutional Developments

All Development Charges are due when the building permit is issued. Building permits are issued by the local municipalities.

Regional DCs for Industrial, Office and Institutional Developments (Except in Nobleton)

Service Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Per Square Metre of Gross Floor Area
Water $3.73 $40.15
Wastewater $7.63 $82.13
Roads $9.17 $98.71
Transit $0.58 $6.24
Subway $0.99 $10.66
General $0.79 $8.50
Total $22.89 $246.39

Development Charges for Industrial, Office and Institutional Developments (Except in Nobleton)

Regional DCs for Industrial, Office and Institutional Developments (In Nobleton)

The Development Charge for wastewater is different in Nobleton.

Service Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Per Square Metre of Gross Floor Area
Water $3.73 $40.15
Wastewater $6.07 $65.34
Roads $9.17 $98.71
Transit $0.58 $6.24
Subway $0.99 $10.66
General $0.79 $8.50
Total $21.33 $229.60

Development Charges for Industrial, Office and Institutional Developments (In Nobleton)


Retail Developments

All Development Charges are due when the building permit is issued. Building permits are issued by the local municipalities.

Regional DCs for Retail Developments (Except in Nobleton)

Service Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Per Square Metre of Gross Floor Area
Water $6.02 $64.80
Wastewater $11.59 $124.75
Roads $31.23 $336.16
Transit $1.98 $21.31
Subway $3.38 $36.38
General $0.94 $10.11
Total $55.14 $593.51

Development Charges for Retail Developments (Except in Nobleton)

Regional DCs for Retail Developments (In Nobleton)

Service Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Per Square Metre of Gross Floor Area
Water $6.02 $64.80
Wastewater $6.07 $65.34
Roads $31.23 $336.16
Transit $1.98 $21.31
Subway $3.38 $36.38
General $0.94 $10.11
Total $49.62 $534.11

Development Charges for Retail Developments (In Nobleton)


Hotel Developments

All Development Charges are due when the building permit is issued. Building permits are issued by the local municipalities.

Regional DCs for Hotel Developments (Except in Nobleton)

Service Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Per Square Metre of Gross Floor Area
Water $1.06 $11.41
Wastewater $2.16 $23.25
Roads $6.22 $66.95
Transit $0.46 $4.95
Subway $0.66 $7.10
General $0.25 $2.70
Total $10.81 $116.36

Regional DCs for Hotel Developments (In Nobleton)

Hotel developments were not put in their own class in the Nobleton area-specific bylaw No. 2016-40. The retail development charge rate would apply for hotel developments in Nobleton. 

Service Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area Per Square Metre of Gross Floor Area
Water $6.02 $64.80
Wastewater $6.07 $65.34
Roads $31.23 $336.16
Transit $1.98 $21.31
Subway $3.38 $36.38
General $0.94 $10.11
Total $49.62 $534.11


Deferral Options

Developers can defer payment for some types of development by providing a Letter of Credit for the full amount due. Payment(s) will be deducted from the Letter of Credit.

Retail Developments

Payment will be deducted from the Letter of Credit through three equal yearly payments.

High-Rise Condominium Developments

Payment will be deducted from the Letter of Credit at whichever of the following comes first:

  • 18 months after the building permit for the  high rise condominium, a minimum of four (4) storeys, is issued
  • When the condominium is registered

Office Buildings

This 18-month deferral is available for office buildings, a minimum of four (4) storeys, in the Regional Municipality of York subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this policy.

Development Charges Deferral for Office Buildings

Large Office Buildings  Pilot Program

Development Charges Deferral for Office Buildings a Minimum of 75,000 square feet and on the Regional Centres and Corridors or specific Local Centres – Pilot Program

This policy is available for office buildings that are a minimum of four (4) storeys, above grade, a minimum of 75,000 square feet of gross floor area and located on the Regional Centres and Corridors, or on specific Local Centres, for those local municipalities without lands on Regional Centres and Corridors, subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this policy.

The new office incentive program is available to 1.5 million square feet of office space over three years.

Development Charges Deferral for Large Office Buildings – Pilot Program

Purpose-Built High Density Rental Buildings

This 36-month deferral  is available for purpose-built high density rental buildings in the Regional Municipality of York subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this policy.

Development Charge Deferral for Purpose-Built Rental Buildings

Development Charges Deferral for Affordable, Purpose-Built Rental Buildings

This policy may apply to affordable, purpose-built rental buildings located within the boundaries of the Urban Area and Towns and Villages as identified in York Region Official Plan, Map 1 Regional Structure, subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this policy.

The new affordable rental incentive program is available to 1500 housing units over three years.

Development Charges Deferral for Affordable, Purpose-Built Rental Buildings

Open Air Motor Vehicle Storage Structures

This development charge deferral is available for open air motor vehicle storage structures in the Regional Municipality of York, subject to the terms and conditions as set out in the policy. 

Development Charge Deferral for Open Air Motor Vehicle Storage Storages  effective July 1, 2018


Exemptions

Some exemptions are available. Please review the Development Charge Bylaw and the Development Charges Act, 1997 or contact York Region staff for more information.


Development Charge Credits

York Region may agree to give Development Charge credits for work that builds Regional infrastructure. See the Road Works Development Charge Credit: A Guideline for Applicants for more information on how to request a credit. The Development Charge Credit Process Flowchart explains the approval process.


Indexing

Development Charge rates are adjusted each year to match the economy. This is called indexing and does not require an amendment to the bylaw.

Adjustments are scheduled on:

  • July 1, 2020 - For all rates except Nobleton Wastewater and Go Transit rates
  • September 21, 2020 – Only For Nobleton Wastewater DC Rates
  • November 8, 2020  Only for GO Transit DC Rates

Development Charge Bylaws


Development Charge Background Studies

Development Charge background studies are mandated under the Development Charges Act, 1997 in order to pass a Development Charge Bylaw. The current background studies are listed below: 


Archives 

The historical background studies are listed below: 


Reporting

Records of how funds collected from Development Charges were used are available in the Office of the Regional Clerk. They are available for the public to view during regular business hours.

York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street, 4th Floor
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 6Z1

Telephone: 1-877-464-9675 Ext. 71320



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