Development charges are used to recover the capital costs associated with residential and non-residential growth within the municipality. Municipalities are empowered to impose these charges via the Development Charges Act. MFOA advocates for a municipality's ability to use development charges as growth should pay for growth. Legislation related to development charges should be flexible and permissive to recognize specific circumstances that different municipalities face with development projects.

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MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Housing_Hub.aspxMFOA's Housing Hub5/9/2024 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCThis page will be updated with MFOA's resources related to housing issues. Recently added: MFOA's submission on Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/bill23_tracking_sheet.aspxBill 23 Municipal Tracking Sheet11/15/2023 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCA top question for municipal finance professionals is how to quantify the changes to DC and CBC revenue since the introduction of Bill 23. MFOA has developed a spreadsheet to assist municipalities with this work.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Letter_on_Water_Wastewater_DCs.aspxMFOA Letter on the Consequences of Eliminating Water/Wastewater DCs11/12/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCMFOA has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the topics of Water/Wastewater Development Charges.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Bill108_More_Homes_More_Choice_Act.aspxMFOA's Hub for Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 201911/3/2020 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCOn May 2, 2019, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019. The Bill aims to address housing supply in Ontario and amends a number of Acts including the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Planning Act, 1990. V
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Response_to_HSAP.aspxMFOA's Technical Response to the Housing Supply Action Plan2/1/2019 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCMFOA's technical response to the consultation for the Housing Supply Action Plan. The response dispels myths around development charges and explains how DCs benefit communities.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/who_pays_for_growth.aspxWho Pays for Growth?1/30/2019 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCTo help dispel myths surrounding development charges, MFOA has produced an infographic "Who Pays for Growth?"
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOA_Submission_DC_Exemption_Second_Unit_Homes.aspxMFOA's Submission on DC Exemption for Second Units in New Homes6/16/2017 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCMFOA's submission to the proposed amendments to O. Reg. 82/98 (General) under the Development Charges Act, 1997.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/MFOAs_Submission_on_Bill_73.aspxMFOA's Submission on Bill 738/6/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCMFOA has submitted its Bill 73 - Smart Growth for Our Communities Act response to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Development_Charges_Reform_2015.aspxDevelopment Charges Reform 20158/1/2016 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCProposed amendments to the Development Charges Act, 1997 and Planning Act, 1990, is detailed in Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015, which has received its first reading on March 5, 2015.
MFOA_Policy_Projects/Dispelling_Myths_About_DCs.aspxDispelling Myths Around Development Charges11/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPolicy DCMFOA dispels myths surrounding development charges in Ontario.
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