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Education Development Charges 2019

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) adopted its Education Development Charge (EDC) By-law on June 17, 2019. The approved by-law, similar to that of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, applies to the City of Hamilton – the Board’s entire jurisdiction.

Under the EDC legislation, HWDSB is required to determine its growth-related needs resulting from new residential development over a 15-year future planning period (2018-19 to 2032-2033).

Based on this assessment, the following rates were imposed when the by-law came into effect on July 6, 2019:

$1,339 per residential unit

$0.41 per square foot of gross floor area of non-residential development,

July 6, 2020:

$1,573 per residential unit

$0.43 per square foot of gross floor area of non-residential development (subsequent increase each year of the By-law – see By-law No. 19-1)

EDCs are a primary source of funding site acquisition needs for a school board experiencing growth within its jurisdiction. The effective implementation date for the board’s by-law is July 6, 2019. The by-law has a term of five years and applies to building permit applications that have been submitted to the City of Hamilton after July 5, 2019 in relation to a building or structure for below ground or above ground construction. The By-law will expire on July 5, 2024.

Background Study Report

Policy Review Public Meeting May 13 2019

Successor By-law Public Meeting May 13 2019

Notice of EDC by-law passage

BY-LAW NO. 19-1

EDC Pamphlet

Education Development Charges 2014

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) adopted its Education Development Charge (EDC) By-law on August 25, 2014. The approved by-law, similar to that of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, applies to the City of Hamilton – the Board’s entire jurisdiction.

Under the EDC legislation, HWDSB is required to determine its growth-related needs resulting from new residential development over a 15-year future planning period (2014-15 to 2028-29).

Based on this assessment, the following rates were imposed when the by-law came into effect on August 30, 2014:

  • $1,039 per residential unit
  • $0.39 per square foot of gross floor area of non-residential development

EDCs are a primary source of funding site acquisition needs for a school board experiencing growth within its jurisdiction. The effective implementation date for the board’s by-law is August 30, 2014. The by-law has a term of five years and applies to building permit applications that have been submitted to the City of Hamilton after August 29, 2014 in relation to a building or structure for below ground or above ground construction. The By-law will expire on August 29, 2019.

EDC By-law 2013:

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board – Education Development Charges By-Law

Education Development Charges 2013 – more information:

Updated on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
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