It's standard practice for a municipality to ask for community benefits when a developer asks for more density. Assuming the Planning Department agrees that the additional density is not an issue, then the municipality then takes something from their wish list of capital improvements, and looks to get it funded in return for allowing the density. The idea is that every new resident requires services of varying natures, and by chipping away at the wish list through various projects, the municipality gradually acquires all of the services that are deemed to be currently insufficient. Without the community benefit charges, the municipality would have to raise taxes to cover the projects, and they hate doing that, preferring to ding new residents (via the developers) for the cost.Was this public information? Do you have an article you could share. Just interesting the builder would pay the city of Richmond hill for a ball park.