Education Development Charges (EDC) 


 2018 - 2023


 2013 - 2018


EDC By-Law Amendment  ‎

2017By-Law (as amended)
2017By-Law Pamphlet
2017Amending By-Law
2017Background Study Report
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 - Notice of Passing
2014By-Law Pamphlet
2014By-Law (as amended)
2014Amending By-Law

Original By-Law  ‎

2018Notice of Public Meetings
2018Background Study Report
2018EDC Policy Review Report
2018Public Meeting Presentation
2018Board Report
2018Board Report
2017Amending By-Law
2013EDC Policy Review Report
2013Background Study (Revised)
2013By-Law - Notice of Passing
2013By-Law Pamphlet

 2009 - 2013


 2004 - 2009

Education Development Charges (EDC) are used by school boards to fund the school site acquisitions and other site related costs that are required to accommodate students from new development within the Region of Halton. Both residential and non-residential development in the Region of Halton are subject to EDC by the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board. Education Development Charges are collected by local municipalities on behalf of the Board, and are payable at the time of building permit issuance.

Current EDC Rates

The current amended rates to the 2018 EDC By-law took effect on July 4, 2020, and are listed below:

Residential ($/residential unit)

  EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board​  $3,169.00 / unit
Halton District School Board​ $4,892.00 / unit
Total $8,061.00 / unit

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

  EDC Charge Rate
Halton Catholic District School Board​ $7.21 ($0.67)
Halton District School Board​ $11.95 ($1.11)
Total $19.16 ($1.78)


2019 Education Development Charges By-Law Amendment 

On March 29, 2019, the Government of Ontario issued Ontario Regulation 55/19 which amended Ontario Regulation 20/98 to partially relax the previous freeze to increasing the EDC levies.
The Province has implemented a phased-in rate increase whereby a school board can increase its existing residential EDC rate to a maximum of $300 or by 5% annually to the existing rate (the greatest of both) as well as increase its non-residential EDC rate by 5% of the existing rate annually to the previous year’s rate.
The proposed EDC rates in the HCDSB 2018 EDC Background Study was $3,648 per residential dwelling unit and $0.83 per square foot of non-residential gross floor area.
Under the recently amended legislation, each Board is permitted to increase its residential EDC rate by $300 over the existing rate and its non-residential rate by 5% over the existing rate. The Board is proposing to implement these increases.
At the May 14, 2019, Special Board Meeting, Trustees approved the 2019 Amendment to the 2018 EDC By-law.
Related Documents 
The table below provides the approved phase-in rates for the Board’s amended 2018 EDC By-law over the five (5) year life of the by-law:
May 19, 2019 to
July 3, 2019
​July 4, 2019 to
July 3, 2020​
 ​​July 4, 2020 to
July 3, 2021
July 4, 2021 to
July 3, 2022
 July 4, 2022 to
July 3, 2023
(per unit)
​$2,569 ​$2,869 $3,169​ $3,469​ $3,648​
(per square foot)
​$0.61 ​$0.64 ​$0.67 $0.70​ ​$0.74

2018 Education Development Charges (EDC) By-Law

On June 28, 2013, the Board adopted a region-wide 2018 Education Development Charges By-Law under the Education Act. This By-Law was a joint undertaking with the Halton District School Board (HDSB).

As the Ministry of Education and the Province were undertaking a review of the EDC Legislation, the 2018 Education Development Charges By-Law was only approved for a one (1) year period, being July 4, 2018 to July 3, 2019.

A new Background Study was developed as part of the 2018 EDC By-law review. On March 21, 2018, the Board submitted the Background Study Report and the Policy Review Report to the Ministry of Education for their review, comments, and approval. The following are the final documents associated to the approved 2018 EDC By-law:

For further information on Education Development Charges, please contact: 

Frederick Thibeault 
Senior Manager, Planning Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, x107 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​