What Are EDCs?
Education Development Charges (EDCs) are used by school boards to fund school site acquisitions and other site-related costs that are required to accommodate students from new development. Residential and non-residential development in the Region of Halton is subject to Education Development Charges by both the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board. EDCs are collected by local municipalities on behalf of both school boards and are payable at the time of building permit issuance.
Notice of EDC By-Law Amendment
Take notice that at its meeting scheduled for June 1, 2021, the Halton Catholic District School Board (the “Board”) proposes to pass a by-law that will amend the Halton Catholic District School Board Education Development Charges By-law, 2018 (the “2018 By-law”), which came into effect on July 4, 2018.
The schedule of education development charges now imposed by the 2018 By-law is as follows:
- Charge on residential development: $3,169.00 per dwelling unit
- Charge on non-residential development: $0.67 per square foot ($7.21 per square metre) of gross floor area
The proposed amending by-law will increase the education development charge on residential development from $3,648.00 to $3,769.00 per dwelling unit for the period July 4, 2022 to July 3, 2023.
The proposed amending by-law will not change the amount of the following education development charges per dwelling unit imposed under the 2018 By-law for the periods set out below:
(i) June 6, 2021 to July 3, 2021 – $3,169.00; and
(ii) July 4, 2021 to July 3, 2022 – $3,469.00.
The proposed amending by-law will increase the education development charge on non-residential development to the following amounts per square foot of gross floor area for the periods set out below:
(i) June 6, 2021 to July 3, 2021 – $0.74;
(ii) July 4, 2021 to July 3, 2022 – $0.84; and
(iii) July 4, 2022 to July 3, 2023 – $0.94.
The proposed amending by-law will incorporate the following mandatory exemptions into the 2018 By-law:
(i) private school;
(ii) long-term care home, as defined in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007;
(iii) retirement home, as defined in the Retirement Homes Act, 2010;
(iv) hospice or other facility that provides palliative care services;
(v) child care centre, as defined in the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014;
(vi) memorial home, clubhouse or athletic grounds owned by the Royal Canadian Legion;
(vii) college of applied arts and technology established under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002;
(viii) university that receives regular and ongoing operating funds from the Government of Ontario for the purposes of post-secondary education; and
(ix) Indigenous Institute prescribed for the purposes of section 6 of the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017.
Conditions apply to the exemptions listed in clauses (vii) to (ix) above.
The 2018 By-law applies to all lands in the Regional Municipality of Halton. Accordingly, a key map showing the location of the land subject to the 2018 By-law is not provided as part of this notice.
Should the Board pass an amending by-law on June 1, 2021, collection of education development charges pursuant to the 2018 By-law, as amended, will commence on June 6, 2021.
A copy of the proposed amending by-law, the education development charge background study prepared in connection with the 2018 By-law, and information concerning the proposed amendment are available below under “Additional Resources” or on request during regular business hours at the Board’s administrative offices, 802 Drury Lane, Burlington, Ontario, and on the Board’s website at www.hcdsb.org.
Requests to address the Board at the June 1, 2021 Board Meeting
If a person wishes to address the Board at the June 1, 2021 Board meeting, they are requested to advise the Board on or before May 25, 2021.
Submissions and requests to address the Board as delegations at the Board meeting should be submitted to:
Rosie Di Pietro
Executive Assistant to the Director of Education
Halton Catholic District School Board
Any comments or requests for further information regarding this matter may be directed to:
Senior Manager, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board