Education Development Charges 


 2013 - 2018


EDC By-Law Amendment  ‎

2014Background Study Changes
2014Amending By-Law
2014Amending By-Law - Notice of Passing
2014By-Law Pamphlet
2014By-Law (as amended)

Original By-Law  ‎

2013EDC Policy Review Report
2013Background Study (Revised)
2013By-Law - Notice of Passing
2013By-Law Pamphlet

 2009 - 2013


 2004 - 2009


Education Development Charges are used to fund the acquisition of school sites, and site related costs to accommodate growth-related pupil places.

​Education Development Charges are collected by local municipalities on behalf of the Board. There are residential and non-residential education development charge rates on development of all lands within the Region of Halton, unless otherwise stated in the by-law. Education Development Charges are payable at the time of building permit issuance.

The effective implementation date of both Boards’ current EDC By-law is June 24, 2013. The By-law has a term of five (5) years. The 2014 amendment to the 2013 EDC By-law has taken effect as of June 8, 2014 for the Halton Catholic District School Board and June 9, 2014 for the Halton District School Board.

Current Education Development Charge Rates

The current Education Development Ch​arge rates for the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board are as follows:

Residential ($/residential unit)

​EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board​ $1,839.00 / unit​
Halton District School Board​ $3,380.00 /unit​
Total​ $5,219.00 / unit​

Non-Residential ($/sq. m. ($/sq. ft.) of gross floor area)

EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board $5.06 ($0.47)
Halton District School Board $9.36 ($0.87)
Total $14.42 ($1.34)


For further information on Education Development Charges, please contact:

Frederick Thibeault 
Administrator, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314 x. 107