2021 development charges update

We recently completed the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update to gather information to inform the updates to Guelph’s Development Charges (DC) Bylaw and DC rates.

Read the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update report

In response to the recent legislative changes, we need to align and update our DC Bylaw with the changes from provincial Bills 108, 138, 197 and 213. The current DC Bylaw will expire in September 2022. The City worked with Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. to complete the DC Background Study Update to help address these legislative changes. This mini DC background study is not a full DC study and will only address the above mentioned legislative changes with limited scope for impacted services. We plan to do a full study in 2022/2023 with more in-depth stakeholder engagement and longer study timelines.

Resources and background materials

Staff report: 2021 Development Charges Bylaw Amendment 2021-264Attachment 1: Residential Rate TablesAttachment 2: Non-residential Rate TablesAttachment 3: Development Charges Background Study UpdateAttachment 4: 2019-20372 Draft Development Charges Bylaw AmendmentAttachment 5: Staff Presentation for Report 2021-264

Have your say

Have comments or questions about the DC background study report or proposed DC bylaw updates? Submit your thoughts and feedback at haveyoursay.guelph.ca/development-charges.

For more information

Colm Lynn, Senior Corporate Analyst – Financial Strategy Finance
519-822-1260 extension 3421
[email protected]