Current Development Charges

Development Charge rates effective March 2, 2021 to March 1, 2022.
Education charges effective May 20, 2021 to May 19, 2022.
(Rates are adjusted annually for inflation)

Residential charges

Residential Development Charges are imposed according to the number and type of dwelling units proposed. The hard, soft and education services portion are payable at the applicable rate at the time of building permit issuance.

Soft services

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Transit $2,923 $1,622 $1,159 $2,154 $965
Municipal parking $1,233 $685 $489 $909 $407
Outdoor recreation services $3,569 $1,980 $1,416 $2,629 $1,178
Indoor recreation services $4,670 $2,591 $1,853 $3,440 $1,542
Library services $1,028 $571 $408 $757 $339
Administration (studies) $810 $450 $321 $597 $268
Provincial Offences Act $7 $4 $3 $5 $2
Health services $250 $139 $99 $184 $83
Ambulance services $118 $66 $47 $87 $39
Fire protection services $336 $186 $132 $248 $111
Police services $703 $390 $279 $519 $233
Waste diversion $526 $293 $208 $388 $174
Total soft services $16,173 $8,976 $6,416 $11,916 $5,340

Hard services

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Stormwater services $239 $132 $94 $177 $79
Wastewater services $6,926 $3,844 $2,747 $5,103 $2,286
Water services $7,327 $4,066 $2,907 $5,399 $2,420
Highway and related services $6,643 $3,686 $2,635 $4,894 $2,193
Total: hard services $21,135 $11,728 $8,384 $15,572 $6,977

Total City of Guelph charges

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Total $37,308 $20,704 $14,800 $27,489  $12,318

Education

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Upper Grand District School Board  $2,167 $2,167 $2,167 $2,167 $2,167
Wellington Catholic District School Board $619 $619 $619 $619 $619
Total education development charges $ 2,786 $ 2,786 $ 2,786 $ 2,786 $ 2,786

Grand total: residential

Service Single detached or semi-detached dwelling Apartments and stacked townhouses with 2+ bedrooms Apartments, stacked townhouse, garden suite, bachelor and 1 bedroom Multiple unit dwellings Special care/special dwellings
Total $40,094 $23,490 $17,586 $30,275 $15,104

Non-residential charges

Non-residential Development Charges are imposed according to the amount of gross floor area being developed. The full amount of the non-residential Development Charges are payable at the applicable rate at the time of building permit issuance.

Service Per square foot of gross floor area Per square metre of gross floor area
Transit $1.41 $15.11
Water services $3.32 $35.70
Wastewater services $3.13 $33.75
Stormwater services $0.10 $1.14
Roads and related services $3.02 $32.49
Municipal parking $0.60 $6.41
Outdoor recreation services $0.20 $2.06
Indoor recreation services $0.26 $2.74
Library services $0.05 $0.58
Administration studies $0.39 $4.23
Ambulance $0.05 $0.58
Fire protection services $0.16 $1.72
Police services $0.32 $3.43
Provincial Offences Act $0.00 $0.00
Health services $0.03 $0.34
Waste Diversion $0.11 $1.26
Total $13.15 $141.53