Transit Development Charge Changes

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The City of Niagara Falls is providing formal notice to the public and the development community of changes to the Transit Development Charges. Effective January 1, 2023, per the Regional Municipality of Niagara By-Law No. 2022-94, Transit Development Charges will be levied under this new by-law, utilizing rates developed under a separate Transit Background Study undertaken by the Region.


What is changing?

In February 2022, triple majority approval was obtained to consolidate all municipal and regional transit services in the Niagara Region (the Region) into the Niagara Transit Commission (NTC).

On January 1, 2023, Transit services will be regionalized, and the responsibility of future growth-related transit investments will also be moving to the new Transit Commission. The new rates are established by the Region’s Development Charges Background Study and By-Law and will be remitted to the Region moving forward.

For greater certainty, the Transit Development Charges rates established by the Region will replace the existing Transit Development Charges rates currently levied by the City of Niagara Falls on January 1, 2023.


What are the new Transit Rates as of January 1, 2023?

Type of Development

Current DC Rate

New Regional DC Rate*

Single and Semi-Detached Dwelling

716

585

Other Multiples

449

418

Apartments 2+ Bedrooms

340

398

Apartments 1 Bedroom

340

243

Special Care/Special Dwelling Units & Dwelling Rooms

340

220

Commercial (per sq. ft.)

0.30

0.59

Industrial (per sq. ft.)

0.00

0.19

Institutional (per sq. ft.)

0.30

0.36

Wind Turbines

0.00

0.00

*Subject to Annual Indexing Adjustment as outlined in Section 20-21 of Regional By-Law 2022-94.


Opportunities to Provide Feedback

Have your say! Your input on the transit development charge changes is welcome and encouraged.

  • Online Form:
    • Submit a comment via the box below.

Thank you!

The City of Niagara Falls is providing formal notice to the public and the development community of changes to the Transit Development Charges. Effective January 1, 2023, per the Regional Municipality of Niagara By-Law No. 2022-94, Transit Development Charges will be levied under this new by-law, utilizing rates developed under a separate Transit Background Study undertaken by the Region.


What is changing?

In February 2022, triple majority approval was obtained to consolidate all municipal and regional transit services in the Niagara Region (the Region) into the Niagara Transit Commission (NTC).

On January 1, 2023, Transit services will be regionalized, and the responsibility of future growth-related transit investments will also be moving to the new Transit Commission. The new rates are established by the Region’s Development Charges Background Study and By-Law and will be remitted to the Region moving forward.

For greater certainty, the Transit Development Charges rates established by the Region will replace the existing Transit Development Charges rates currently levied by the City of Niagara Falls on January 1, 2023.


What are the new Transit Rates as of January 1, 2023?

Type of Development

Current DC Rate

New Regional DC Rate*

Single and Semi-Detached Dwelling

716

585

Other Multiples

449

418

Apartments 2+ Bedrooms

340

398

Apartments 1 Bedroom

340

243

Special Care/Special Dwelling Units & Dwelling Rooms

340

220

Commercial (per sq. ft.)

0.30

0.59

Industrial (per sq. ft.)

0.00

0.19

Institutional (per sq. ft.)

0.30

0.36

Wind Turbines

0.00

0.00

*Subject to Annual Indexing Adjustment as outlined in Section 20-21 of Regional By-Law 2022-94.


Opportunities to Provide Feedback

Have your say! Your input on the transit development charge changes is welcome and encouraged.

  • Online Form:
    • Submit a comment via the box below.

Thank you!

Questions & Comments

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Please note that information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, please note all comments will become part of the public record.

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