Seaton Area Specific Development Charges

The information provided is intended only as a guide. Additional charges may apply in accordance with the Seaton Front Ending Agreement (e.g. prepayment of the Attributions Development Charge to ensure the Region recovers its capital costs by the end of Phase 1 development of Seaton). Applicants should review the approved by-law and consult with the Regional Works Department to determine the charges that may apply to specific development proposals.

Purpose

Each new residential and non-residential unit and the corresponding occupancy of that unit generate capital costs which should be financed from this new development. Area Specific development charges are a viable capital funding source to recover the net cost of these capital expenditures which are specific to the Seaton Service Area.

By-Law #19-2013

On April 24, 2013, in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997, the Council of the Regional Municipality of Durham passed By-law #19-2013 (Effective November 26, 2015) for the imposition of Water Supply and Sanitary Sewerage Area Specific Development Charges against all lands within the Seaton Service Area in the City of Pickering (refer to the map on pages 5 and 6) that are developed for residential and non-residential uses.

The Seaton Water Supply and Sanitary Sewerage Area Specific Development Charges are set out in the following schedules shown on pages 2 and 3 (effective as of July 1, 2017). They will be indexed annually in accordance with the annual change in the Statistics Canada Quarterly Construction Price Index. The term of the by-law is five years.

The Prestige Employment Land Area Development Charges are only applicable on the prestige employment lands along Highways 407 and 7 as designated on the map on pages 5 and 6. The Residential, Non-Institutional and Institutional Development Charges are applicable to lands outside of the prestige employment land area.

Seaton Residential Area Specific Development Charges (1)(2)

Effective July 1, 2017

$ Per Dwelling Type
Service Category Single / Semi Detached $ Medium Density Multiples $ Apartments $
Sanitary Sewerage      
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs $2,576 $2,043 $1,176
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 1,394 1,106 638
Regional Attributions DCs 2,203 1,747 1,007
Subtotal - Sanitary Sewerage 6,173 4,896 2,821
Water Supply      
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs 2,749 2,182 1,257
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 4,128 3,275 1,886
Regional Attributions DCs 3,582 2,841 1,636
Subtotal - Water Supply 10,459 8,298 4,779
TOTAL $16,632 $13,194 $7,600

Non-Institutional Use Development Charges (1)(3)

Effective July 1, 2017

$ Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area
Sanitary Sewerage  
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs $0.80
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 0.44
Regional Attributions DCs(4) 1.63
Subtotal - Sanitary Sewerage 2.87
Water Supply  
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs 0.29
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 0.44
Regional Attributions DCs(4) 1.12
Subtotal - Water Supply 1.85
TOTAL $4.72

Institutional Use Development Charges (1)(3)

Effective July 1, 2017

$ Per Square Foot of Gross Floor Area
Sanitary Sewerage  
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs $0.28
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 0.15
Regional Attributions DCs(4) 0.57
Subtotal - Sanitary Sewerage 1.00
Water Supply  
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs 0.09
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 0.15
Regional Attributions DCs(4) 0.40
Subtotal - Water Supply 0.64
TOTAL $1.64

Prestige Employment Land Area Development Charges (1)(3)

Effective July 1, 2017

$ Per Net Hectare
Sanitary Sewerage  
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs $39,282
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 21,245
Regional Attributions DCs(4) 79,627
Subtotal - Sanitary Sewerage 140,154
Water Supply  
Seaton Landowners Constructed DCs 14,015
Regional Seaton-Specific DCs 20,983
Regional Attributions DCs(4) 54,802
Subtotal - Water Supply 89,800
TOTAL $229,954

Notes:

  1. Will be further adjusted for indexing on July 1 on an annual basis.
  2. Region-wide residential development charges for Regional Roads, Transit, GO Transit, Police Services, Long Term Care, Paramedic Services, Health and Social Services and Development Related Studies are also payable.
  3. Region-wide non-residential development charges for Regional Roads and Transit are also payable.
  4. An additional payment applies as an early payment of the Regional Attributions Development Charge, equal to $1.76 / sq. ft. for non-institutional, $0.33 / sq. ft. for institutional and $166,593 per net hectare for the prestige employment lands.

Map of Seaton service area
Seaton Service Area

Region-Wide Development Charges

Residential Development Charges for Regional Roads, Transit, GO Transit, Police Services, Paramedic Services, Health and Social Services, Long Term Care and Development Related Studies are also payable for development in Seaton under Development Charge By-law #16-2013, #47-2012 and #86-2001.

Non-residential Development Charges for Regional Roads and Transit are also payable for development in Seaton under Development Charge By-law #16-2013 and #47-2012.

Collection Policy

The Region's collection policy with respect to the payment of Seaton residential development charges for a plan of subdivision is payable upon approval of a residential plan of subdivision. Charges for other types of residential development and all Seaton non-residential development are payable at building permit issuance.

Charges are calculated and payable at the rate in existence when payment is due. All Regional development charges payable at building permit issuance are collected by the area municipality and forwarded to the Region.

Statement of Treasurer

Each year the Regional Treasurer will document the continuity of each Development Charge Reserve Fund, inclusive of services covered, draws, interest earnings, development charge collections, borrowings and landowner credit transactions.

The annual statement by the Regional Treasurer regarding the Development Charge Reserve Funds will be available by June 30th of the subsequent year and may be reviewed by the public in the offices of the Regional Clerk at the following address during regular business hours.

Further Information

For further information please contact:

Development Approvals
Works Department
Regional Municipality of Durham
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario   L1N 6A3
905-668-7711

The Regional Clerk
Regional Municipality of Durham
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario   L1N 6A3
905-668-7711

The Development Charge By-law #19-2013, the Seaton Water Supply and Sanitary Sewerage Service Area Specific Development Charge Report #2013-F-37, and the Seaton Water Supply and Sanitary Sewerage Service Area Specific Development Charge Background Study are available for review.