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Jun 12, 2019

Mayor Bigger applauds City Councillors for supporting reforms of development charges in Greater Sudbury

Mayor Brian Bigger expressed his gratitude and appreciation to his fellow members of City Council for voting to change the City’s approach to development fees and charges.

“This was a great step forward for all of Greater Sudbury,” said Mayor Bigger. “A key part of my re-election campaign was working together with councillors, developers, builders and City staff to find the best way we can all work together to see Greater Sudbury grow and prosper. This is the right step forward and one that will benefit industry, residents, tax-payers and every person looking to do business or set down roots in our City.”

The changes decided on last night include …

  • Industrial, commercial and institutional (including long term care homes) development charges rates will be reduced by 50%;
  • Multi-unit residential development charges rates will be reduced by 50% along nodes and corridors with 100m set back;
  • Incentivizing building smaller homes under 1000 square feet by applying the multi-dwelling rate for those homes

… will take effect on July 1, 2019.

"I am proud of the work that's gone into getting us here. I would like to thank Council and staff for their vision in bringing our city forward, further opening investment in our community." 

For more information on the changes to development charges in the City of Greater Sudbury, please visit:


Media contact:
Melissa Zanette
Office of the Mayor
City of Greater Sudbury
Phone: 705 674-4455 ext. 2521