Development Charges

Development charges are new fees paid by developers to help cover the initial capital cost of infrastructure required to accommodate service growth. This infrastructure may include roads, sidewalks, recreational facilities, libraries, parks, fire stations and other infrastructure needed to support complete communities.

Town-wide Development Charge Background Study and By-law – 2021 Update

The Town of Caledon has put into effect its amendment of the Town-wide Development Charges By-law (2021-65), which was passed by Town Council on July 13, 2021 in accordance with the Development Charges Act 1997, S.O. 1997 c.27. The by-law is an amendment of Town of Caledon By-law 2019-31 and applies to all lands within the Town of Caledon. The updated Town-wide Development Charge background study (including addendum) and by-law have been amended to bring it into conformity with the recently legislated changes to the Development Charges Act.

Development charge by-laws

Other development charge by-laws

The Town also collects development charges on behalf of:

Rates

Our rates change semi-annually on February 1 and August 1, using the Statistics Canada Construction Price Index as a guide. Your total development charge is made up of the Town, Region, Go Transit and School Boards' charges. We collect and remit your charges to the Region, Go Transit, Peel District School Board and Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board.

Current development charge rates - effective July 14, 2021

View our current development charge rates.

The below rates are subject to indexing August 1, 2021, unless otherwise directed by Council.

 Town-wide development charges
 
 Residential - per dwelling unit

 Residential Type

Town of Caledon

Region of Peel

Education

GO Transit

Total DC's (standard)

 -

 Bylaw

2019-031 

 Region Bylaw

77-2020

New Bylaw

1Jul19

Region Bylaw

45-2001

Single/semi/duplex dwelling

$40,924.00

$60,093.31

$4,572.00

$587.64

$106,176.95

Apartment

(> 70 m2)

$23,776.00

$43,589.82

$4,572.00

$419.78

$72,357.60

Apartment/small unit

(<= 70 m2)

$13,953.00

$23,053.40

$4,572.00

$217.54

$41,795.94

Other residential dwellings

$31,156.00

$47,594.15

$4,572.00

$587.64

$83,909.79

Region of Peel discounts - no Regional water or wastewater servicing

Region of Peel discounts may apply for properties with no Regional wastewater, or water & wastewater servicing.

For a single/semi/duplex dwelling, the full Regional development charge rate of $60,093.31 may be reduced to:

  • $36,714.33 (developments with water but no wastewater servicing)
  • $14,329.38 (developments with no water and no wastewater servicing)

The discounted rates listed above must be confirmed with the Region of Peel by Town of Caledon staff for each development charge application. Please allow 2 business days for the Town to confirm discounts.

If you are planning a development in Caledon and would like to determine whether development charge discounts related to water or wastewater servicing will apply, please call the Region of Peel at (905) 791-7800 x. 8631.

Apartment & small unit calculation measurements
  • 70 m2 = approx. 750 sq. ft.
  • For Region of Peel and GO Transit, the apartment calculations are based on >750 sq. ft.
 Non-residential - per m (squared)

 

 Non-Residential Types

Town of Caledon

Region of Peel

Education

GO Transit

Total DC's (standard)

 -

 Bylaw

2019-031

Region Bylaw

77-2020 

New Bylaw

1Jul19 

Residential

Only 

 -

Non-residential

- industrial

$69.34

$174.92

$9.69

n/a

$253.95

Non-residential

- other

$69.34

$226.98

$9.69

n/a

$306.01

Region of Peel discounts - no Regional water or wastewater servicing

Region of Peel discounts may apply for properties with no Regional wastewater, or water & wastewater servicing.

The discounted rates must be confirmed with the Region of Peel by Town of Caledon staff for each development charge application. Please allow 2 business days for the Town to confirm discounts.

If you are planning a development in Caledon and would like to determine whether development charge discounts related to water or wastewater servicing will apply, please call the Region of Peel at (905) 791-7800 x. 8631. 

m2 measurements
  • For Town of Caledon and Region of Peel, m2 based on total floor area.
  • For Education and GO Transit, m2 based on gross floor area.
 Green development - commercial and industrial buildings

The Green Development DC discount is a reduction to the Town’s portion of development charges paid by a property owner/developer to encourage the development of commercial and industrial buildings or structures that incorporate green technologies and/or LEED standards that result in LEED certification.

This discount is subject to a $250,000 maximum application in-take per year, as any Green DC discount provided to the property owner/developer is subsequently paid by all taxpayers via a maximum $250,000 contribution from the tax base to development charge reserves.

The development charge reserves are used to fund infrastructure projects such as roads, fire stations, public works equipment, etc. required to support growth.

Green measure

Total commercial & industrial discount

Inclusions

Green Technologies

5% for any inclusion or any combination of inclusions

Solar hot water system that provides for min. 25% of the building's energy needs

Green Technologies

5% for any inclusion or any combination of inclusions

Transpired solar collectors that provides for a min. 10% of the building energy needs

Green Technologies

5% for any inclusion or any combination of inclusions

Solar photovoltaic system that provides for 5% of the building's energy needs

LEED Certified

20.00%

Certified and registered with the Canada Green Building Council as meeting the current and applicable LEED Canada Rating Systems such as new construction, commercial interiors, core and shell.

LEED Silver

22.50%

Certified and registered with the Canada Green Building Council as meeting the current and applicable LEED Canada Rating Systems such as new construction, commercial interiors, core and shell.

LEED Gold

25.00%

Certified and registered with the Canada Green Building Council as meeting the current and applicable LEED Canada Rating Systems such as new construction, commercial interiors, core and shell.

LEED Platinum

27.50%

Certified and registered with the Canada Green Building Council as meeting the current and applicable LEED Canada Rating Systems such as new construction, commercial interiors, core and shell.

 Area specific - development charges

Coleraine storm water development charge (area specific) - By-law No. 2021-52

Simpson Road phase 2 development charge (area specific) - By-law No. 2020-78

Simpson Road phase 3 development charge (area specific) - By-law No. 2021-09

Historic development charge rates - residential

View our historic residential development charge rates.

To obtain historic development charges for other types of structures, please contact the Finance division.

2016-2021 Residential single/semi/duplex dwelling development charge rates
Index date Town Region EDC GO Transit Total Comments

1-Feb-16

23,335.68

48,345.47

4,567.00

496.93

76,745.08

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-16

23,573.70

48,838.59

4,567.00

502.00

77,481.29

Indexed as per By-law

1-Feb-17

24,092.32

49,913.04

4,567.00

513.04

79,085.40

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-17

24,492.26

50,741.59

4,567.00

521.56

80,322.41

Indexed as per By-law

1-Feb-18

24,803.31

51,386.01

4,567.00

528.18

81,284.50

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-18

25,247.29

52,305.81

4,567.00

537.63

82,657.73

Indexed as per By-law

1-Feb-19

26,088.02

54,047.59

4,567.00

555.53

85,258.14

Indexed as per By-law

25-Jun-19

29,927.00

54,047.59

4,567.00

555.53

89,097.12

New By-law passed, Town

1-Jul-19

29,927.00

54,047.59

4,572.00

555.53

89,102.12

New EDC By-laws

1-Aug-19

30,435.76

54,966.42

4,572.00

564.97

90,539.15

Indexed as per By-law

1-Jan-20

30,435.76

51,592.06

4,572.00

564.97

87,164.79

LPAT Order - Region

1-Feb-20

30,947.08

52,458.79

4,572.00

574.46

88,552.33

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-20

31,315.35

53,083.06

4,572.00

581.30

89,551.71

Indexed as per By-law

22-Jan-21

31,315.35

60,093.31

4,572.00

581.30

96,561.96

New Region of Peel By-law

1-Feb-21

31,656.69

60,093.31

4,572.00

587.64

96,909.64

Indexed as per By-law

14-Jul-21

40,924.00

60,093.31

4,572.00

587.64

106,176.95

Amended By-law passed, Town

2011-2015 Residential single/semi/duplex dwelling development charge rates
Index date Town Region EDC GO Transit Total Comments

1-Feb-11

18,458.92

16,618.41

1,759.00

451.44

37,287.77

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Aug-11

18,859.48

16,979.04

1,759.00

461.24

38,058.76

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Feb-12

19,259.30

17,338.99

1,759.00

471.02

38,828.31

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Aug-12

19,478.86

17,536.66

1,759.00

476.39

39,250.91

Indexed as   per By-law

4-Oct-12

19,478.86

35,094.99

1,759.00

476.39

56,809.24

New Bylaw   Passed Region

28-Jan-13

19,478.86

35,094.99

2,146.00

476.39

57,196.24

New By-law   passed, EDC

1-Feb-13

19,607.42

35,326.60

2,146.00

479.53

57,559.55

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Aug-13

19,632.91

35,372.52

2,146.00

480.15

57,631.58

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Feb-14

19,658.43

35,418.51

2,146.00

480.77

57,703.71

Indexed as   per By-law

18-Jun-14

19,658.43

35,418.51

4,567.00

480.77

60,124.71

New EDC   By-laws

7-Jul-14

19,658.43

35,418.51

4,567.00

480.77

60,124.71

New By-law   passed, Town

7-Jul-14

22,577.00

35,627.48

4,567.00

480.77

63,252.25

After   phase-in

1-Aug-14

22,710.20

35,627.48

4,567.00

483.61

63,388.29

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Feb-15

22,919.13

35,955.26

4,567.00

488.06

63,929.45

Indexed as   per By-law

1-Aug-15

23,187.28

36,375.94

4,567.00

493.77

64,623.99

Indexed as   per By-law

5-Oct-15

23,187.28

48,038.00

4,567.00

493.77

76,286.05

Region   By-law Amended

2006-2010 Residential single/semi/duplex dwelling development charge rates
Index date Town Region EDC GO Transit Total Comments

1-Feb-06

12,743.09

7,646.29

1,689.00

371.59

22,449.97

Indexed as per By-law

28-May-06

12,743.09

7,646.29

1,903.00

371.59

22,663.97

EDC By-law amended

1-Aug-06

13,097.32

7,858.87

1,903.00

381.92

23,241.11

Indexed as per By-law

1-Feb-07

13,623.83

8,174.79

1,903.00

397.27

24,098.89

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-07

14,005.30

8,403.69

1,903.00

408.39

24,720.38

Indexed as per By-law

4-Oct-07

14,005.30

15,033.18

1,903.00

408.39

31,349.87

Region By-law Amended

1-Feb-08

14,495.49

15,559.34

1,903.00

422.68

32,380.51

Indexed as per By-law

1-Feb-08

14,495.49

8,697.82

1,903.00

422.68

25,518.99

Region Transition Rate Indexed

31-Mar-08

14,495.49

15,559.34

2,141.00

422.68

32,618.51

EDC By-law amended

1-Aug-08

14,495.49

16,114.81

2,141.00

437.77

33,189.07

Region Indexed Only

6-Aug-08

17,802.65

16,114.81

2,141.00

437.77

36,496.23

Town Indexed Only

1-Feb-09

19,180.58

17,362.10

2,141.00

471.65

39,155.33

Indexed as per By-law

1-Jul-09

19,180.58

17,362.10

1,759.00

471.65

38,773.33

New EDC By-laws

8-Jul-09

18,691.00

17,362.10

1,759.00

471.65

38,283.75

New By-law passed, Town

1-Aug-09

18,691.00

16,827.35

1,759.00

457.12

37,734.47

Region Indexed Only

1-Feb-10

18,304.10

16,479.03

1,759.00

447.66

36,989.79

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-10

18,240.04

16,421.36

1,759.00

446.09

36,866.49

Indexed as per By-law

2000-2005 Residential single/semi/duplex dwelling development charge rates
Index date Town Region EDC GO Transit Total Comments

1-Aug-00

9,154.73

5,680.26

2,136.00

n/a

16,970.99

Indexed as per By-law

Nov-00

9,154.73

5,321.58

2,136.00

n/a

16,612.31

OMB Order - Region

1-Feb-01

9,764.54

5,676.06

2,136.00

n/a

17,576.60

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-01

9,949.79

5,783.75

2,136.00

n/a

17,869.54

Indexed as per By-law

4-Oct-01

9,949.79

5,783.75

2,136.00

308.00

18,177.54

GO Transit DC By-law passed

1-Jan-02

10,597.62

5,783.75

2,136.00

308.00

18,825.37

Town By-law amended

1-Feb-02

10,753.85

5,869.00

2,136.00

312.54

19,071.39

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-03

11,131.84

6,741.71

2,136.00

323.65

20,333.20

Indexed as per By-law

1-Feb-04

11,313.47

6,768.68

2,136.00

328.93

20,547.08

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-04

11,313.47

6,954.14

2,136.00

337.95

20,741.56

Region Indexed Only

31-Aug-04

11,590.00

6,954.14

2,136.00

337.95

21,018.09

New By-law passed, Town

1-Sep-04

11,590.00

6,954.14

1,689.00

337.95

20,571.09

New By-law passed, EDC

1-Feb-05

12,162.23

7,297.67

1,689.00

354.64

21,503.54

Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-05

12,334.81

7,401.31

1,689.00

359.68

21,784.80

Indexed as per By-law

Historic development charge rates - non-residential

View our historic non-residential development charge rates.

To obtain other rates, please contact the Finance division.

2019-2021 Non-residential development charge rates - per m (squared)
Index date  Type Town Region EDC GO Transit Total Comments

1-Aug-19

Industrial 56.16 151.81 9.69 - 217.66 Indexed as per By-law

1-Aug-19

Other 56.16 226.30 9.69 - 292.15 Indexed as per By-law
1-Jan-20 Industrial 56.16 151.81 9.69 - 217.66 LPAT Order - Region; no effect on NR
1-Jan-20  Other 56.16 226.30 9.69 - 292.15 LPAT Order - Region; no effect on NR
1-Feb-20 Industrial 57.10 154.36 9.69 - 221.15 Indexed as per By-law
1-Feb-20 Other 57.10 230.11 9.69 - 296.90 Indexed as per By-law
1-Aug-20 Industrial 57.78 156.20 9.69 - 223.67 Indexed as per By-law
1-Aug-20 Other 57.78 232.86 9.69 - 300.33 Indexed as per By-law
22-Jan-21 Industrial 57.78 174.92 9.69 - 242.39 New Bylaw Passed Region
22-Jan-21 Other 57.78 226.98 9.69 - 294.45 New Bylaw Passed Region
1-Feb-21 Industrial 58.41 174.92 9.69 - 243.02 Indexed as per By-law
1-Feb-21 Other 58.41 226.98 9.69 - 295.08 Indexed as per By-law

14-Jul-21

Industrial 69.34 174.92 9.69 - 253.95 Amended By-law passed, Town

14-Jul-21

Other 69.34 226.98 9.69 - 306.01 Amended By-law passed, Town

Calculating development charge rates

To assist us in calculating your development charge, please complete:

Payment

For applications received by the Town prior to January 1, 2020, payment will typically be at the rate in effect on the date the building permit is issued. Any prior development charge payments made before issuance of the permit will be added together, including a top-up payment if necessary, to arrive at the current development charge rate.

Completed applications for Site Plans and Zoning Amendment that were received by the Town on or after January 1, 2020, will have their development charge rates calculated based on rates effective on the date of completed application receipt.

Please make your cheque payable to the Town of Caledon and drop if off or mail it to the Town of Caledon.

Development Charge Interest Rate Policy

In accordance with Bill 108, the Town has implemented a development charge interest rate policy and by-law to apply to qualifying property development in which development charges are either payable by installment or are frozen upon site plan application or zoning bylaw application date.

Background study and pamphlet

To learn more about how we set development charges and how these support municipal services, please view our:

Treasurer's statement

Each year, in accordance with Subsection 43 of the Development Charges Act the Treasurer is required to provide the annual development charges reserve fund statement.

The statement includes a description of services, beginning balances, ending balances and all financial transactions during the year for each fund. The statement also discloses the credit that relates to each fund and the detailed financing of each project where reserve funds were used as a financing source.

Review our 2020 Treasurer's Statement.

Past statements

Review our past treasurer's statements:

To request an alternative version of the above documents please contact us.