Proposed 2014 Development Charges

The City estimates what new services will be needed to accommodate Guelph’s growing population, and uses this information to update its Development Charge By-law and DC rates at least every five years as required under the Ontario Development Charges Act.

2013-14 Development Charge (DC) Update

To ensure Guelph’s updated DC rates reflect the population forecasted in Ontario’s Places to Grow Act—43,000 new residents and 32,000 new jobs by the year 2031—the City conducted a background study, and is also gathering input from the business community and the general public before setting the new DC rates.

Proposed DC Rates

2013 DC Study Proposed DC Rates