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Education Development Charges 2019

As described below, The 2014 Education Development Charges (EDC) By-Law will reach its term on August 29, 2019. A new Background Study is required to update the future land requirements and the EDC for residential and non-residential developments in Hamilton. On March 28, 2018. The Board Submitted the Background Study Report to the Ministry of Education for their review, comments, and approval.

Background Study Report

The Board will seek input from the public, Hold public meetings on Monday May 13, 2019 and give consideration to the public submissions prior to passage of education development charges proposed for Monday June 10, 2019.

Policy Review Public Meeting followed by Successor By-law Meeting, May 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm.
By-law Adoption Public Meeting, June 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm.

Notice of Public Meeting
Policy Review Public Meeting May 13, 2019
Successor By-law Public Meeting May 13, 2019

All interested parties are invited to attend the public meetings. The Board would appreciate receiving written submissions one week prior to the public meetings so that they may be distributed to trustees prior to the meetings Submissions and requests to address the Board as a Delegation should be submitted to:

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Attention: Heather Miller, Officer, Trustee Services
20 Education Court,P.O. Box 2558, Hamilton ON L8N 3L1
T: 905-527-5092 ext:2279
Email: hmiller@hwdsb.on.ca

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:

Approved Board Policies:

3.3 Education Development Charges: Alternative Accommodations for School Facilities

3.4 Education Development Charges: School Sites and Operating Budget

Updated on Monday, April 01, 2019.
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