Development Charges Update

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

Read the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update report.


Why are we making changes now?

The current Development Charges Bylaw expires in September 2022 due to recent legislative changes. We plan to do a full study in 2022/2023 with more in-depth engagement and longer study timelines.

This year, we need to make some interim updates to the DC Bylaw because of some legislative changes at the provincial level.

We want to hear from you

We hosted a engagement meeting for local Development and Home Builders associations on September 22, 2021 to talk about the findings, the proposed changes and what comes next.

Everyone is invited to share questions or comments about the report findings in the Q&A tab below before consultation closes on October 14.

Written comments or requests for information about the proposed bylaw update may be directed to Lily Yan, Project Manager of Special Projects, Finance at Lily.Yan@guelph.ca or 519-822-1260 extension 3881.


Next steps

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting, to get input on the proposed updates to the City’s Development Charges Bylaw and background study on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.

  • Watch this session live online at guelph.ca/live
  • If you wish to speak to City Council about the bylaw changes you may register as a delegation at guelph.ca/delegations no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • If you prefer to comment in writing, please send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.


For more information

Lily Yan, Project Manger (Special Projects)
Financial Strategy Long Term Planning
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3881
lily.yan@guelph.ca


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

Read the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update report.


Why are we making changes now?

The current Development Charges Bylaw expires in September 2022 due to recent legislative changes. We plan to do a full study in 2022/2023 with more in-depth engagement and longer study timelines.

This year, we need to make some interim updates to the DC Bylaw because of some legislative changes at the provincial level.

We want to hear from you

We hosted a engagement meeting for local Development and Home Builders associations on September 22, 2021 to talk about the findings, the proposed changes and what comes next.

Everyone is invited to share questions or comments about the report findings in the Q&A tab below before consultation closes on October 14.

Written comments or requests for information about the proposed bylaw update may be directed to Lily Yan, Project Manager of Special Projects, Finance at Lily.Yan@guelph.ca or 519-822-1260 extension 3881.


Next steps

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting, to get input on the proposed updates to the City’s Development Charges Bylaw and background study on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.

  • Watch this session live online at guelph.ca/live
  • If you wish to speak to City Council about the bylaw changes you may register as a delegation at guelph.ca/delegations no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • If you prefer to comment in writing, please send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.


For more information

Lily Yan, Project Manger (Special Projects)
Financial Strategy Long Term Planning
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3881
lily.yan@guelph.ca


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

We are an open book.  Ask us a question before the consultation closes on October 14, 2021 and we will get back to you in 2-3 business days.  

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    In reviewing the Update, I'm surprised again not to see any provision given for a development charge for social housing. In a report purporting to implement a provincial gov't agenda of 'More Homes, More Choice', I thought this time around some provision for new social housing would be outlined (social housing a municipality responsibility since downloading from the 2001 ON Social Housing Reform Act). In reviewing DC charges for other municipalities within the GTA, this provision is now present in most DC charge by-laws, with usually the upper tier municipal entity having this in place. In reviewing our County of Wellington 'service manager' DC charge by-law, I see this provision is not in place. Can you (or more likely your consultant who has been providing advice to you since the 1990s), please clarify why a charge for new social housing has not been included in your Update at this time?

    prk asked 15 days ago

    Thank you for your question. As you outlined, Social Housing is an eligible service and the City is committed to evaluating the potential for a charge for this service. This update did not complete a new Background Study, which is required to complete that evaluation, the Background Study from 2018 was updated based on the legislative changes and the DC Bylaw is being amended to reflect new language and requirements within the DC Act. A new Background Study will be started in mid-2022 to be completed in 2023 in order to replace the current DC Bylaw by March 1, 2024. This background study will include the evaluation of Social Housing as an eligible service. 

    The County of Wellington is the service provider for the City of Guelph, therefore any evaluation of the service will have to be in conjunction with them to understand the current service level and planned growth needs as they relate to the City. This work will be completed as part of the 2022-23 Background Study.

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