Development Charges

Municipalities in Ontario use Development Charges (DCs) to recover growth related capital costs associated with residential and non-residential growth. In accordance with the Development Charges Act, DCs are collected at the building permit stage to help the City pay for municipal services needed to support the new development. These services include, water, wastewater, emergency services, roads and more.

Give Us Your Feedback on Development Charges 

View the 2019 Development Charges Background Study here.

For more information about the Development Charges Background Study and to provide comments visit

View the draft Development Charges By-law.

View the notice of public meeting here.

Development Charge Exemptions

Some properties are exempt or partially exempt from Development Charges which are calculated as part of the cost to be paid before obtaining a municipal building permit.


For more information regarding Development Charges, please call 705-674-4455, ext. 2529.