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Barton / Kenilworth Planning and Building Fee Rebate Program

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The following application fees may be rebated if applications are for properties that are located within the Barton Village Business Improvement Area, the Barton/Kenilworth Commercial Corridors and properties that front on Barton Street between James Street North and Victoria Avenue North as identified in the Downtown and Community Renewal Community Improvement Project Area By-law:

Planning Fees:

  1. Committee of Adjustment Minor Variance Approval (Complex or Routine): the applicant can apply for a rebate if the proposed variance(s) supports the revitalization of the corridors and can be supported by Planning staff and the decision to approve is made by the Committee of Adjustment, and there are no appeals made to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  If this is not the case, and there is an appeal to the OMB which over turns the Committee of Adjustment decision, there will be no rebate issued.  However, if the OMB upholds the Committee’s decision, the rebate will be issued.
  2. Site Plan Control Application (major or minor) only after issuance of Building Permit: applicant can apply for a rebate upon Site Plan Final Approval.
  3. An application fee of $96.05 is to accompany the application. The rate of the fee may be changed from time to time as approved by City Council.

Building Fees:

  1. Minimum Permit Fee
  2. Assembly Occupancies
  3. Residential Occupancies (excluding hotels, motels)
  4. Business and Person Services
  5. Mercantile (Retail – Finished only)
  6. Industrial (excluding parking garages and gas stations)
  7. Mechanical Systems (commercial cooking exhaust system)
  8. Signs

Applicant can apply for a rebate upon Final Inspection and Building Permit completion.

Rebates are subject to the availability of funding and at the discretion of the General Manager, Planning and Economic Development.

Please contact the Urban Renewal Section at 905-546-2424 Ext. 2755 for more information on the Rebate Fee.