Development Charge Rates

The development rates as of January 1, 2019 for all jurisdictions are detailed below. The rates are subject to change/indexing in accordance with various by-laws. Exemptions etc. are the responsibility of the individual jurisdiction.

Rates as of January 1, 2019

Unit Based Rates ($/unit)

Residential Single/Semi Multiple Dwelling Unit Large Apt. (≥700 sq.ft.) Small Apt. (<700 sq.ft.)
City Wide Hard
20,141
15,403
12,062
8,868
City Wide Soft
16,119
12,328
9,654
7,098
York Region Hard
52,818
42,517
30,900
22,575
York Region General
5,939
4,781
3,474
2,538
Go Transit
363
285
210
133
Public School
5,416
5,416
5,416
5,416
Separate School
991
991
991
991
Total Unit Costs
101,787
81,721
62,707
47,619

GFA Based ($/m2) Rates

Non-Residential
Industrial Office Institutional (IOI)
Retail
Hotel
Mixed Use Retail
Mixed Use IOI
City Wide Hard
102.60
134.31
134.31
65.44
65.44
City Wide Soft
12.06
15.82
15.82
7.71
7.71
York Region
234.33
564.38
110.75
564.38
234.33
Public School
9.69
9.69
9.69
9.69
9.69
Separate School
1.83
1.83
1.83
1.83
1.83
Total GFA Based Rate
360.51
726.03
272.40
649.05
319.00

** Note: The Region's non-residential charge has been split between Industrial/Office/Institutional (I.O.I.) development and Retail development.

In addition to the above city-wide charges, the following area specific charges apply to all residential and non-residential development occurring in those areas. The charge is calculated on a per net hectare basis.

Land Based ($/hectare) Rates

Area Specific
Area No.
Rate
By-Law No.
Yonge Steeles Corridor
1B
1,352,186
2017-118
Armadale
5
12,588
2017-119
Armadale NE
7
18,047
2017-120
PD 1-7
9
1,367,637
2017-121
Rodick / Miller Road Planning District
17
659,985
2017-122
Buttonville Airport
18
165,013
2017-123
Mount Joy
23
179,461
2017-124
South Unionville - Helen Avenue
42A-1
174,659
2017-125
Markham Centre
42B
8,423
2017-126
Markham Centre - Clegg
42B-2
175,155
2017-127
Markham Centre - Hotel
42B-4
957,306
2017-128
Markham Centre - South Highway 7
42B-6
1,388,120
2017-129
Markham Centre - Sciberras
42B-8
1,580,820
2017-130
Markham Centre - East Precinct
42B-9
251,530
2017-131
Cathedral
46
10,913
2017-132
York Downs
47B
26,208
2017-133
404 North Employment Lands
49
66,721
2017-134
Future Urban Area
50A
13,941
2017-135
Future Urban Area - Robinson Glen
50A-2
649
2017-136


Development Charge Rates Previous Years

For more information, please see our Development Charges Information Package [PDF] (rates as at January 1, 2019). Includes sample calculation sheets, area maps, rates and information.