Notice of Virtual Public Meeting

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10 a.m.
Amendment to the 2019 Development Charge By-law

Meeting Location: Virtual Meeting, pursuant to Sections 238(3.3) of the Municipal Act, 2001. The Council chambers will not be open. To watch the meeting live, visit

Purpose: Council will hold a public meeting pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997 to receive input on the proposed amendments to the 2019 Town-wide development charge background study and by-law. View the Draft By-law Amendment for details. Hard copies are available at Customer Service in the Civic Centre. Inquiries should be emailed to Kirsten Dachs, Manager of Development Finance.

Why is the 2019 Study and By-law being amended? Legislated changes, through Bill 108, require the Town to update the Development Charge Study and by-law prior to September 2022. As well, costs associated with the construction of the Health and Active Living Plaza have been revised and are being adjusted.

How can you participate? All interested parties are invited to attend and may provide feedback relating to the proposed study and by-law amendments. Those wishing to address Town Council must advise the Clerk in writing no later than noon on Friday, December 3, 2021 by email. All submissions received in writing and those opinions expressed at the public meeting will be considered prior to the enactment of the amended development charges by-law.


The information provided by the Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) on this page is intended only as a guide. Applicants should review the by-laws and consult with the Development Finance Department to determine the charges and fees that may apply to specific development proposals.

You may be required to pay Development Charges for any residential or non-residential development if you are:  

  • erecting a new (not replacement) building(s)
  • making an addition or alteration to an existing building(s) which increases the gross floor area or number of units
  • redeveloping a property or properties which result in a change of use

Unless otherwise provided by agreement, a development charge is calculated and payable in full, on the date of issuance of a building permit, for development on land to which a development charge applies.

Pursuant to the Development Charges Act, the municipality is authorized to collect Development Charges on behalf of the Regional Municipality of York and the York Catholic and Public District School Boards. The rates are subject to indexing in accordance with the various by-laws. Each jurisdiction is responsible for setting the rates of its own Development Charges, indexing and for determining any exemptions. For inquiries dealing with calculations and exemptions, each jurisdiction should be contacted regarding their respective development charge by-laws.

Current charges

Previous Studies and By-laws

For inquiries regarding development charges, each jurisdiction should be contacted with respect to their development charge by-laws. The contact persons are listed below:

Contact information

Town of East Gwillimbury        

Chelsea Huber 
(905) 478-4283 ext. 1295         

York Region

Paul Simas
1-(877)-464-9675 ext. 71633

School Boards

Tom Pechkovsky 
(416) 221-5051 ext. 2374