Education Development Charges 


 2013 - 2018


EDC By-Law Amendment  ‎

2016By-Law Pamphlet
2015Background Study Changes
2015Amending By-Law - Notice of Passing
2015By-Law Pamphlet
2015Amending By-Law
2015By-Law (as amended)
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 2015 amendment to the 2013 EDC By-law has taken effect as of June 7, 2015 for the Halton Catholic District School Board and June 8, 2015 for the Halton District School Board.

Amendment to Education Development Charge By-Law

At its meeting on February 16, 2016, the Halton Catholic District School Board approved an adjustment to its 2013 Education Development Charges (“EDC”) By-law.

The adjustment will reduce the EDC rates imposed under the 2013 EDC By-law for the Halton Catholic District School Board as follows:


EDC Type ​HCDSB 2013 EDC By-Law, As Amended 2016   ​​​HCDSB 2013 EDC By-Law, As Amended 2015 
​Residential ​$2,035.00/residential unit
(effective March 1, 2016)
​$2,176.00/residential unit
​Non-residential ​$0.51/square foot ($5.49/square metre) 
(effective March 1, 2016)
​$0.56/square foot ($6.03/square metre)


Current Education Development Charge Rates 

The current EDC rates for both 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​ $2,035.00 / unit​
Halton District School Board​ $3,714.00 /unit​
Total​ $5,749.00 / unit​

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

EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board $5.49 ($0.51)
Halton District School Board $10.01 ($0.93)
Total $15.50 ($1.44)


For further information on Education Development Charges, please contact:

Frederick Thibeault 
Administrator, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, x107