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Development Charges

Effective June 17, 2019 Barrie passed Development Charges By-law 2019-055

Applicants should review the Summary of the Development Charges By-law. An official version of the By-law can be obtained from the Legislative and Court Services Department by calling 705-739-4204.

The By-law also contains a rate schedule which provides a set of rates for Development Charges which come into effect December 1, 2019.

Development Charges Background Study

The City retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. to complete a Development Charges (DC) Background Study dated April 17, 2019 .This study provides the basis for updating the City’s DC By-law.

An Addendum to the DC Background Study was issued in May 2019. Hard copies are available in the Legislative and Court Services Department at City Hall.

Education Development Charges (EDC)

School boards are responsible for setting the EDC rates. Please visit the Simcoe County District School Board's website: SCDSB Education Development Charge By-law Renewal and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board's website: SMCDSB Education Development Charges By-law Renewal.

Development Charges Calculator

Please review the City-Wide Development Charges Brochure for the rates effective December 1, 2019.

Below are the Development Charge rates Effective June 17, 2019 to November 30, 2019

Residential Developments Development Charge Number of
Single and Semi-Detached Dwelling $ 47,111.00
Apartments - 2 Bedrooms + $ 29,048.00
Apartments - Bachelor and 1  Bedroom $ 20,770.00   
Other Multiples $ 35,219.00   
Education Levies $ 2,959.00
Finance Fee $ 75.00
Total Residential Development Charges    $
Cash in Lieu of Parkland $ 5,418.00
Total Cash in Lieu of Parkland     $

Non-Residential Developments Development Charge (Per Sq. M. of Gross Floor Area) Sq. M. of Gross Floor Area to be Developed  
Retail (per sq. m.)
$ 333.72​
Non-Retail (per sq. m.)
$ 207.81​
Education Levies
($ 0.53​​ per sq. ft. equivalent to $ 5.71 sq. m.)
$ 5.71
Finance Fee (per Building) $ 150​.00
Number of Buildings
Total Non-Residential Development Charges   $
Cash in Lieu of Parkland - Commercial or Industrial (2% of Assessed Land Value) 2.00%
Assessed Land Value
Cash in Lieu of Parkland - Institutional (5% of Assessed Land Value) 5.00%
Assessed Land Value
Total Non-Residential Cash in Lieu of Parkland   $


The City of Barrie’s online Development Charge Calculator provides an estimate of development cost and other charges in the City of Barrie (which estimate excludes City of Barrie processing fees). By using the Development Charge Calculator, the user acknowledges that their use is solely for estimation purposes, is provided as a convenience, and any figures generated by the Calculator reflect the information that you have entered. Any figures derived from this calculator should not be taken as a final estimate of development cost and other charges. A more detailed estimation of charges may be obtained directly from the City of Barrie.

The City of Barrie shall not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by or arising in connection with use of the Development Charge Calculator.

In using the Development Charge Calculator, the user also acknowledges the following:

  • If development is within the Whiskey Creek area specific boundary, additional development charges may apply.
  • If development is within the City Centre Planning Area (commercial development only), some discounts may apply.
  • If development is within the annexed lands, contact or call 705-739-4232 for additional information.
  • Parkland fees may have already been paid as part of a recent subdivision application and may not apply.
  • Development Charge credits may be applicable with respect to development or redevelopment.
  • Development of lands owned by a non-profit institution for institutional uses by the non-profit institution for their own purposes are subject to a 50% discount of the development charge applicable.

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