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Before houses, apartments, stores, offices, and industrial parks are built, they need infrastructure to support them. Development charges are one of the City’s primary revenue sources to build the infrastructure needed to support new housing and business development.
A summary of development charges is available as a video:
Development charges update
Guelph is updating its development charges bylaw under the authority of the Development Charges Act, 1997. The City’s current bylaw will expire on March 2, 2024. A Development Charges Background Study must be completed, and a new bylaw adopted for development charge collection to continue beyond this date.
How we fund our infrastructure helps shape how we build our community. That’s why we released the preliminary draft Development Charge Background Study in July and the revised Development Charge Background Study for the public meeting in October. Council will be asked to approve the Development Charge Background Study and bylaws in January 2024.
Learn more about the background study.
Related plans and strategies
- Water Supply Master Plan
- Water Conservation and Efficiency Strategy
- Water/Wastewater Servicing Master Plan
- Stormwater Management Master Plan
- Guelph Trail Master Plan
- Transportation Master Plan
- Cycling Master Plan
- Parks and Recreation Master Plan
- Official Plan
- Clair-Maltby Secondary Plan
- Guelph Innovation District draft secondary plan
For more information
City of Guelph, Finance