The City of Mississauga is undertaking its 5-year review of the current Development Charges By-law 0161-2014. The current by-law expires on June 25, 2019. You can now view the proposed 2019 Development Charges By-law which contains the latest proposed Development Charges rates for Council’s consideration. The proposed by-law was initially made available on April 22nd and the 2019 Development Charges rates have been updated since this version.
A statutory Public Meeting was held at the May 8, 2019 Council meeting to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the proposed 2019 Development Charges By-law and Background Study, as required by the Development Charges Act, 1997. The presentation can be viewed here.
The deputation and Corporate Report entitled “Approval of 2019 Development Charges Background Study and By-law” (item 10.1, 17.10 and the deputation) to be considered by Council on June 5, 2019, was removed from the Council Agenda. The DC Background Study and By-law will be brought to Council for consideration and approval on June 19, 2019. You can now view the corporate report presenting the 2019 Development Charges Background Study and By-law for approval (item 10.2).
Comments on the proposed background studies and by-law can be submitted by e-mail to Clerks at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received prior to the enactment of the 2019 Development Charges By-law will be considered.
To learn more about Development Charges and the timeline for the review process, you can view the presentations and reference documents below.
The information below was prepared in order to inform the April 5th version of the proposed 2019 Development Charges Background Study. Please refer to the May 2019 versions of the documents above for the most up-to-date information.
Draft asset inventories. Please note, the inventories only include assets that are eligible to be funded by Development Charges as per the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Draft capital programs. Please note, the capital programs only include project costs that have a growth-related component and are eligible to be funded by Development Charges as per the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Development Charges are fees the City charges to property developers to help pay for the infrastructure required to support growth. The authority to collect Development Charges is governed by the Provincial Development Charges Act, 1997.
The money collected from Development Charges pays for the portion of the City’s capital costs attributed to more people using City infrastructure as a result of new development. These are also known as ‘growth-related capital costs.’ Examples of capital projects that Development Charges could help fund include:
Building a new fire station
Constructing underpasses to address increased traffic
Purchasing MiWay buses
Expanding libraries and community centres
Mississauga’s City Council approves capital projects every year during the annual budget process and has approved the use of Development Charges to fund capital projects that benefit the whole City, not just the area from where they are collected.
Without these charges, the City would have to pay for growth-related capital costs from property taxes or from another source of revenue.