The development rates as of January 1, 2020 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, 2020

Unit Based Rates ($/unit)

Residential Single/Semi Multiple Dwelling Unit Large Apt. (≥700 sq.ft.) Small Apt. (<700 sq.ft.)
City Wide Hard
20,831
15,931
12,476
9,172
City Wide Soft
16,672
12,751
9,985
7,342
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
106,691 85,736 65,842
50,074

GFA Based ($/m2) Rates

Non-Residential
Industrial Office Institutional (IOI)
Retail
Hotel
Mixed Use Retail
Mixed Use IOI
City Wide Hard
106.11
138.91
138.91
67.68
67.68
City Wide Soft
12.48 16.36
16.36
7.97
7.97
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
377.15
760.95
283.80
681.33
334.21

** 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
1,398,551
2017-118
Armadale
5
13,020
2017-119
Armadale NE
7
18,666
2017-120
PD 1-7
9
1,414,532
2017-121
Rodick / Miller Road Planning District
17
682,615
2017-122
Buttonville Airport
18
170,671
2017-123
Mount Joy
23
185,615
2017-124
South Unionville - Helen Avenue
42A-1
180,648
2017-125
Markham Centre
42B
8,712
2017-126
Markham Centre - Clegg
42B-2
181,161
2017-127
Markham Centre - Hotel
42B-4
990,131
2017-128
Markham Centre - South Highway 7
42B-6
1,435,717
2017-129
Markham Centre - Sciberras
42B-8
1,635,025
2017-130
Markham Centre - East Precinct
42B-9
260,155 2017-131
Cathedral
46
11,288
2017-132
York Downs
47B
27,107
2017-133
404 North Employment Lands
49
69,009
2017-134
Future Urban Area
50A
14,419
2017-135
Future Urban Area - Robinson Glen
50A-2
671 2017-136


Development Charge Rates — Previous Years

For more information, please see our Development Charges Information Package [PDF] (rates as at January 1, 2020). Includes sample calculation sheets, area maps, rates and information.