Development Charges Background Study

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 including a peer review by two individuals selected by the development community with expertise in growth and demographic forecasting, and engineering. The City is also gathering input from the business community and the general public before setting the new DC rates.

2013 Development Charges Study

Appendix A Non-residential Forecast

Appendix B Level of Service

Appendix  C and D Cost Examination and Reserve Reporting

Appendix E Local Service Policy

Appendix F DC By-law

Appendix G No-residential Option

2013 Complete DC Study and Appendices