The development rates as of July 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 July 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
21,761 16,641 13,033 9,581
City Wide Soft
17,416 13,320
10,431 7,670
York Region Hard
58,978 47,476
34,503
25,207
York Region General
6,630 5,338 3,879 
2,835
Go Transit
384 302 222 141
Public School
6,317 6,317 6,317
6,317
Separate School
1,463 1,463 1,463 1,463
Total Unit Costs
112,949
90,857
69,848 53,214

GFA Based ($/m2) Rates

Non-Residential
Industrial Office Institutional (IOI)
Retail
Hotel
Mixed Use Retail
Mixed Use IOI
City Wide Hard
110.84 145.11 145.11 70.69 70.69
City Wide Soft
13.04
17.09 17.09 8.33 8.33
York Region
261.68
629.67 123.15 629.67 261.68
Public School
11.30 11.30 11.30
11.30
11.30
Separate School
2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15
Total GFA Based Rate
399.01 805.32 298.80 722.14 354.15

** 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
1,460,952
2017-118
Armadale
5
13,601 2017-119
Armadale NE
7
19,499
2017-120
PD 1-7
9
1,477,645
2017-121
Rodick / Miller Road Planning District
17
713,072 2017-122
Buttonville Airport
18
178,286
2017-123
Mount Joy
23
193,896
2017-124
South Unionville - Helen Avenue
42A-1
188,708
2017-125
Markham Centre
42B
9,101 2017-126
Markham Centre - Clegg
42B-2
189,244
2017-127
Markham Centre - Hotel
42B-4
1,034,309 2017-128
Markham Centre - South Highway 7
42B-6
1,499,775
2017-129
Markham Centre - Sciberras
42B-8
1,707,976
2017-130
Markham Centre - East Precinct
42B-9
271,763
2017-131
Cathedral
46
11,792
2017-132
York Downs
47B
28,316
2017-133
404 North Employment Lands
49
72,088 2017-134
Future Urban Area
50A
15,063
2017-135
Future Urban Area - Robinson Glen
50A-2
700 2017-136


Development Charge Rages — Previous Years

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

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