Municipalities across Canada maintain varying requirements and approval time frames related to development applications. Notably, development processes that have a significant impact on the timing and cost of development include application fees, development charges, parkland dedication (or cash-in lieu), parking requirements (or cash-in-lieu), and the implementation of green building standards.
REALpac believes in fair, streamlined, and efficient development processes in Canada’s major urban centres. Using results from our ‘2012 Development Process Survey’, REALpac will work with key municipalities across Canada to ensure that their respective development process does not have an adverse impact on the fiscal viability of development. REALpac will use the findings to identify municipalities whose processes sit as negative outliers, and engage them in discussions on how and where they can improve.
Contact Brooks Barnett, Manager, Government Relations & Policy, 416-642-2700 x.224