Community Benefits Charge - Notices

On September 20, 2022, Town of Aurora passed a Community Benefits Charge By-law 6454-22. The by-law comes into force on September 20, 2022.

Any individual or organization may appeal the By-laws to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 37 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended by filing with the Town Clerk of the Town of Aurora a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons supporting the objection.  The last day to make an appeal is October 30, 2022.

In accordance to Subsection 37(17) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, the Town of Aurora has received a notice of appeal for the above by-law 6454-22. 

About Community Benefits Charge

Community Benefits Charge ("CBC") is a new revenue tool for  municipalities to fund growth. CBCs will work with Development Charges and Parkland Dedication to ensure that municipalities have the tools and resources needed to build complete communities. A CBC could be imposed to recover the capital costs of any service needed due to development.

Introduced by the Province of Ontario in 2019, Community Benefits Charges will replace s.37 of The Planning Act, and move some of the services eligible under the D.C.A to the Community Benefit Charge.

CBCs can be levied only against higher density residential development, limited by the Act to developments that are:

  • Five or more storeys, and
  • Contain 10 or more residential units

Mixed-use development, a building that contains both residential and non-residential uses, can be subject to a CBC if it meets the above criteria.

The Community Benefits Charge will be calculated based on the land value of the development on the day before a building permit is issued.

Community Benefits Charge Strategy

Before passing a CBC by-law, the City must have a CBC strategy that identifies what will be funded by the charges, and meets the requirements in the regulation. Estimates of increased need for services or facilities as it relates to the anticipated development would be included.

Community Benefits Charge By-law

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