Development Charge Rates

The development rates as of November 8, 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 November 8, 2019

Unit Based Rates ($/unit)

Residential Single/Semi Multiple Dwelling Unit Large Apt. (≥700 sq.ft.) Small Apt. (<700 sq.ft.)
City Wide Hard
20,483
15,665
12,267
9,019
City Wide Soft
16,393
12,538
9,818
7,219
York Region Hard
55,560
44,724
32,504 23,746
York Region General
6,247
5,029 3,654 2,670
Go Transit
374 294 216 137
Public School
5,716 5,716
5,716
5,716
Separate School
1,291 1,291 1,291 1,291
Total Unit Costs
106,064 85,257 65,466
49,798

GFA Based ($/m2) Rates

Non-Residential
Industrial Office Institutional (IOI)
Retail
Hotel
Mixed Use Retail
Mixed Use IOI
City Wide Hard
104.34
136.59
136.59
66.55
66.55
City Wide Soft
12.27 16.09
16.09
7.84 7.84
York Region
246.39
593.51
116.36 593.51 246.39
Public School
10.23 10.23 10.23 10.23
10.23
Separate School
1.94
1.94
1.94
1.94
1.94
Total GFA Based Rate
375.17
758.36
281.21
680.07 332.95

** 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
1,375,173
2017-118
Armadale
5
12,802
2017-119
Armadale NE
7
18,354
2017-120
PD 1-7
9
1,390,887
2017-121
Rodick / Miller Road Planning District
17
671,205
2017-122
Buttonville Airport
18
167,818
2017-123
Mount Joy
23
182,512
2017-124
South Unionville - Helen Avenue
42A-1
177,628
2017-125
Markham Centre
42B
8,566
2017-126
Markham Centre - Clegg
42B-2
178,133
2017-127
Markham Centre - Hotel
42B-4
973,580 2017-128
Markham Centre - South Highway 7
42B-6
1,411,718
2017-129
Markham Centre - Sciberras
42B-8
1,607,694
2017-130
Markham Centre - East Precinct
42B-9
255,806
2017-131
Cathedral
46
11,099
2017-132
York Downs
47B
26,654
2017-133
404 North Employment Lands
49
67,855
2017-134
Future Urban Area
50A
14,178
2017-135
Future Urban Area - Robinson Glen
50A-2
660
2017-136


Development Charge Rates Previous Years

For more information, please see our Development Charges Information Package [PDF] (rates as at November 8, 2019). Includes sample calculation sheets, area maps, rates and information.