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.

Watch this video to learn more about development charges.

Proposed Area-Specific Development Charges - Coleraine Drive Stormsewer

An Area-Specific Development Charges background study has been prepared for a by-law as a renewal of Town of Caledon By-law 2016-065 area for an area of stormsewer on Coleraine Drive. On Wednesday May 26, 2021 the Council of the municipality of the Town of Caledon will hold a public meeting pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended to present and obtain public input on the municipality’s proposed area-specific development charges by-law and underlying background study.

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 February 1, 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

$31,656.69

$60,093.31

$4,572.00

$587.64

$96,909.64

Apartment

(> 70 m2)

$18,392.97

$43,589.82

$4,572.00

$419.78

$66,974.57

Apartment/small unit

(<= 70 m2)

$10,794.82

$23,053.40

$4,572.00

$217.54

$38,637.76

Other residential dwellings

$24,100.85

$47,594.15

$4,572.00

$587.64

$76,854.64

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

$58.41

$174.92

$9.69

n/a

$243.02

Non-residential

- other

$58.41

$226.98

$9.69

n/a

$295.08

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. 2016-065

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

View our historic 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

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

Calculating development charge rates

To assist us in calculating your development charge, please submit a completed:

Send your completed form by email to the Finance division or drop it off or mail it to the Town of Caledon.

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 2019 Treasurer's Statement.

Past statements

Review our past treasurer's statements:

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