PLAN REVIEW & PERMIT FEES
There is a fee for GRCA permits. This fee may be in addition to fees collected for Planning Act applications.
Our permit fees are based on the scope of the work being proposed. GRCA collects this fee directly.
GRCA fees can be paid by credit card over the phone or cheque.
- FEES FOR REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS MADE UNDER (Ontario Reg. 168/06)
Inquiry / Pre-Consultation (fee deducted from permit review fee – if required) $300 Permit Review Fees: Routine $250 Small Scale – Development / Interference & Alteration $500 / $750 Medium Scale – Development / Interference & Alteration $1,500 / $2,500 Large Scale – Development / Interference & Alteration $3,000 / $5,000 Application to Permit or Resolve Unauthorized Works Double Original Fee Permit Amendment 50% of Original Fee
Additional or Requested Site Visit $200 / $400 Additional Technical Review Fee $150 / hr Large Fill Site (greater than 500m3) $5,000 + $1.50/m3 Additional Technical Review / Support Not Covered Above $150 / hr Clearance / No Objections $100 Legal Inquiry / Solicitor Letter $350 All permits are valid for a period of two years from the date of issue unless otherwise noted.
- FEES FOR REVIEW OF MUNICIPALLY CIRCULATED PLANNING ACT APPLICATIONS
Inquiry / Pre-consultation – deducted from other review fees if applicable $300 Minor Variance $650 Consent (Severance) $1,000 Rezoning / Zoning Amendment $1,000 Official Plan Amendment $1,000 Site Plan: Initial Review Fee (Minor) $1,000 Initial Review Fee (Major) $2,500 Detailed Review Fee (Minor) $1,500 Detailed Review Fee (Major) $3,000 Plans of Subdivision: Initial Review Fee $10,000 Detailed Review Fee (Phased Subdivisions) $5,000 / phases Detailed Review Fee (3 Submissions) $3,000 / ha Additional submissions (Beyond 3rd Submission) $2,000 / sub Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) $10,000 Deposit For contiguous or concurrent applications received within the same calendar year, only the highest fee is charged. For plans of subdivision, fees will not be charged for environmental or hazard lands. For phased subdivisions, fees will be charged per phase upon request for clearance.
GANARAKA FOREST CENTRE PROGRAM FEES
- EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Overnight Experience (up to 30 students) From $3,418 + HST Day Experience (up to 30 students) From $502.25 Outdoor Education On-A-Roll From $210 / class1
+ Mileage $0.51 / KM
Virtual Education Program $210 / session1 SHSM Day Experience - 1 Certification From $50 + HST / student SHSM Day Experience - 2 Certifications From $75 + HST / student SHSM Overnight – 2 Day Overnight Experience (Min. 20 students) From $180 + HST / student SHSM Overnight – 3 Day Overnight Experience (Min. 20 students) From $272.50 + HST / student Nature Nuts Summer Camps – Leaders In Training (Port Hope Location) $335 + HST / Camper Nature Nuts Summer Camps – Regular Camps (Port Hope Location) $225 + HST / Camper Nature Nuts Summer Camps – Extended Care (AM or PM Only) $15 + HST / Camper Nature Nuts Summer Camps – Extended Care (AM & PM) $30 + HST / Camper
- WEDDING RATES
Full Facility / Full Weekend Weddings Prime Season: May 1 to October 31 From $7,604 + HST Off-Season: November 1 to April 30 From $6,354 + HST Pop-Up Weddings Pop-Up Wedding with Catering: Ceremony & Picnic Shelter Areas, Officiant, Appetizers & Mudroom Washrooms, 50 ppl From $3,500 + HST (3 hrs.)
+ $100 / extra hr.
- NON-PROFITS/ORGANIZED GROUPS
Nestled in the 11,000-acre Ganaraska Forest, the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) offers a scenic and relaxing venue for your group’s next weekend retreat or camping experience. The forest and its many trails along with our facility rentals offer a unique opportunity for your group to explore and enjoy the natural world.
Throughout the year, we provide various groups, like Girl Guides, Cadets and Scouts, use of our campsite and rental facilities on weekends. Please see our Availability Calendar to choose your next weekend getaway.
GANARASKA FOREST PROGRAM FEES
- RECREATIONAL USE
Every person visiting Ganaraska Forest requires a Ganaraska Forest Day Pass or Membership PERMITTED USES YOUTH: 11 Years of Age & Under HIKING SNOW SHOEING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING MOUNTAIN BIKING HORSEBACK RIDING HUNTING MOTORIZED PASSENGER MOTORIZED OPERATOR MEMBERSHIP DAY PASSES MEMBERSHIP ADULT YOUTH ADULT YOUTH Hiking / Snowshoeing yes yes $32 $0 $7 0$ Cross Country Skiing yes yes yes $80 $40 $16 $8 Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Hunting yes yes yes yes yes yes $80 $40 $16 $8 Motorized Use (Operator) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes $190 $95 $32 $16 Motorized Use (Passenger) yes yes yes yes yes yes $80 $40 $16 $8 *fees subject to change
- GANARASKA FOREST SPECIAL GROUP EVENTS
Special Event (maximum group limit: 100 Participants) From $125 + HST *Required for groups over 25 participants