The development rates as of January 1, 2021 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, 2021

Unit Based Rates ($/unit)

Residential
Single/Semi
Multiple Dwelling Unit
Large Apt. (≥700 sq.ft.)
Small Apt. (<700 sq.ft.)
City Wide Hard
21,313 16,299 12,765 9,384
City Wide Soft
17,058 13,046
10,216 7,512
York Region Hard
57,166 46,017
33,443
24,432
York Region General
6,427 5,175 3,760 
2,748
Go Transit
384 302 222 141
Public School
6,016 6,016 6,016 6,016
Separate School
1,463 1,463 1,463 1,463
Total Unit Costs
109,827
88,318
67,885
51,696

GFA Based ($/m2) Rates

Non-Residential
Industrial Office Institutional (IOI)
Retail
Hotel
Mixed Use Retail
Mixed Use IOI
City Wide Hard
108.56 142.13 142.13 69.24 69.24
City Wide Soft
12.77
16.74 16.74
8.16 8.10
York Region
253.71
610.42 119.60
610.42 253.71
Public School
10.76 10.76 10.76 10.76 10.76
Separate School
2.05 2.05 2.05 2.05 2.05
Total GFA Based Rate
387.85 782.10 291.28 700.63 343.81

** 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
1,430,903
2017-118
Armadale
5
13,321 2017-119
Armadale NE
7
19,098
2017-120
PD 1-7
9
1,447,253
2017-121
Rodick / Miller Road Planning District
17
698,405
2017-122
Buttonville Airport
18
174,619 
2017-123
Mount Joy
23
189,908
2017-124
South Unionville - Helen Avenue
42A-1
184,827
2017-125
Markham Centre
42B
8,914 2017-126
Markham Centre - Clegg
42B-2
185,352
2017-127
Markham Centre - Hotel
42B-4
1,013,035 2017-128
Markham Centre - South Highway 7
42B-6
1,468,928
2017-129
Markham Centre - Sciberras
42B-8
1,672,846
2017-130
Markham Centre - East Precinct
42B-9
266,173
2017-131
Cathedral
46
11,549
2017-132
York Downs
47B
27,734
2017-133
404 North Employment Lands
49
70,605 2017-134
Future Urban Area
50A
14,753
2017-135
Future Urban Area - Robinson Glen
50A-2
686 2017-136


Development Charge Rages — Previous Years

For more information, please see our Development Charges Information Package [PDF] (rates as at January 1, 2021). Includes sample calculation sheets, area maps, rates and information. 

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