Rates

3-Hour Rates

Please be advised that a modest rate increase will be effect for bookings created on or after August 1, 2020, for appointments that take place after January 1, 2021.

However, new rates will not apply retroactively.  As such, 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 August 1, 2020 for an appointment on September 30, 2020.

New half-day rates effective after August 1, 2020 (for appointments after January 1, 2021) are set out below:

Number of Parties Maximum Fee
2 $1,400 plus HST
3 $1,500 plus HST
4 $1,600 plus HST
5 $1,700 plus HST
  6+ $1,800 plus HST

Full-Day Rates

My full-day rate will increase modestly for new bookings made on or after August 1, 2020 (for appointments after January 1, 2021).  The new rates, which do not apply retroactively and are still very competitive, are as follows:

Number of Parties Maximum Fee
2 $2,700 plus HST
3 $2,900 plus HST
4 $3,100 plus HST
5 $3,300 plus HST
  6+ $3,500 plus HST

Rates for Additional Hours

Rates for additional hours will remain at a range of $400 to $600 (plus HST), depending on the number of parties.

Out-of-Town Appointments

When I do out-of-town half-day appointments, 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 in the same general 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.