3-Hour Rates

After two+ years of offering Toronto ‘roster’ rates ($600 for two parties for a 3-hour appointment), my business advisers are telling me it’s time to modestly increase those rates.  The new rates will kick in for half-day bookings created after January 1, 2020.

However, roster rates are still available for the following:

  • half-day Friday bookings that take place during 2020; and
  • bookings made during 2020 that are within 2 months of the date booked;  e.g., a half-day booking made on March 1, 2020 for an appointment on May 31, 2020.

New half-day rates for 2020 are set out below:

Number of Parties Maximum Fee
2 $1,000 plus HST
3 $1,100 plus HST
4 $1,200 plus HST
5 $1,300 plus HST
  6+ $1,400 plus HST

Full-Day Rates

My full-day rate will increase by $200 per day for new bookings made on or after January 1, 2020.  The new rates, which do not apply retroactively, are still very competitive, are as follows:

Number of Parties Maximum Fee
2 $2,200 plus HST
3 $2,400 plus HST
4 $2,600 plus HST
5 $2,800 plus HST
  6+ $3,000 plus HST

Rates for Additional Hours

As of January 1, 2020, fees for additional hours range from $400 to $600 (plus HST), depending on the number of parties.

Out-of-Town Appointments

The issue with out-of-town half-day appointments is that I won’t be able to get back to the GTA in time for a second appointment.  I therefore charge a premium; however, if a second half-day booking is made at the same location, the premium vanishes.

I will still need to charge for travel time and mileage (and, depending on where it is, for air travel and accommodation).  I charge mileage at 50¢ per km, door-to-door, as well as a reasonable amount for travel time.  All expenses will be agreed upon in advance.


Cancellation Fee Schedule*

Amount of Notice Amount of Fee
More than 30 days: No fee
Between 15 and 30 days: 50% fee + HST
Fewer than 15 days:  Full fee + HST

* Please note that I must also charge for related expenses that have already been incurred.  For instance, for a last-minute cancellation, I will have been charged for the room and may also have incurred travel expenses.