Education Development Charges (EDCs)
Education Development Charges are used to fund the acquisition of school sites,
and site related costs to accommodate growth-related pupil places. The by-law will expire on June 30, 2019. The Board must pass a new EDC by-law Prior to the expiration of the current EDC by-law, in keeping with Ontario Regulation 20/98 of the Education Act.
The amended version of the EDC Background Study incorporates an addendum to the original study. The revisions to the study occurred as part of the stakeholder and public feedback process and have resulted in some changes to the original proposed EDC rate.
The first change reflects moving an elementary school to its correct EDC review area. This change had no impact on the EDC rate or any of the assumptions used to calculate the rate. The second change reflects an elementary site requirement in the City of Mississauga. The Board requires a total of two sites in review area ERA04B, however one of the two sites is already owned and was incorrectly identified as needing to be purchased. As such, any associated purchase expenditures have been removed resulting in the proposed residential EDC rate decreasing to $3,476 from $3,734 and the proposed non-residential EDC rate decreasing to $0.46 from $0.50 per square foot.
Education Development Charges Review - Notice of Public Meetings
Education Development Charges Background Study - Amended
Education Development Charges Policy Review Report
Peel District School Board proposed Education Development Charges By-law
Stakeholder information Session Presentation
These are the current EDC rates for the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (effective July 1, 2014, as per the By-law):
| Board||Rate /Unit|
|Peel District School Board||$3,224.00|
|Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board||$1,343.00|
|Board ||Rate / Unit (per square metre)|| Rate / Unit (per square foot)|
|Peel District School Board||$4.84||$0.45|
|Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board||$6.03||$0.56|
The following report was developed to provide background information with respect to the calculation of the Peel District School Board’s and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s (i.e. Region of Peel portion of the DPCDSB’s jurisdiction) Education Development Charges (EDCs) to be implemented in new EDC by-law(s).
Both boards collected input from the public, held public meetings, and gave consideration to the public submissions prior to the passage of education development charges. The Peel District School Board held a policy review public meeting on May 12, 2014 and gave consideration to the by-law passage on June 18, 2014.
Download the report (file size is approx. 70 MB, please allow time to download) or click the image below.
Education Development Charges Background Study
Addendum to April 4, 2014 Background Study Report
If you require clarification or further information regarding Education Development Charges, please contact the Planning Department at 905-890-5295 ext. 2212