2021 development charges update

The City undertook the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update to gather information to inform the updates to Guelph’s development charges bylaw and development charge rates.

Read the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update report

In response to legislative changes, our development charges bylaw needed to be updated and aligned with the changes from provincial Bills 108, 138, 197 and 213. The City worked with Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. to complete the Background Study Update to help address these legislative changes. This was not a full development charges study and only addressed the specific legislative changes with limited scope for impacted services.

Resources and background materials

Development Charges Bylaw (2021)-20643Development Charges Bylaw pamphlet 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