TSX Fee Schedule

Effective December 1, 2022

  • TSX Participating Organization Membership Fees1
    Initial Application Fee: $5,000
    Registration Fee
    (trading applicant):
    $60,000

    *$45,000 of the registration fee is applied as a credit towards the first year's trading fees

    Registration Fee
    (non‐trading applicant):
    $15,000

    *$45,000 is applied as a trading registration upgrade fee with the trading activation of a PO number

    *$45,000 of the registration upgrade fee is applied as a credit towards the first year's trading fees

    Monthly Membership Fee: $1,500
  • TSX Trading Fees2
    Opening Trades3: $0.0030 / share / side up to a maximum of $30 / trade / side
    Monthly fee cap at maximum $100,000 per firm
    Must Be Filled (MBF): $0.0030 / share / side up to a maximum of $90 / trade / side
    Market on Close (MOC): $0.0002 / share / side where trade price is under $1
    $0.00225 / share / side where trade price is $1 and over
    Per-order cap of $75 applies to orders placed before the first imbalance message is published4,5
    Extended Trading: $0.0010 / share / side
    Minimum Guaranteed Fill (MGF): $0.0004 per share where trade price is under $1
    $0.0030 per share where trade price is $1 or over for interlisted equities6
    $0.0017 per share where trade price is $1 or over for non-interlisted equities7
    $0.0017 per share where trade price is $1 or over for ETFs
    Applies to trades executed against the Market Maker guaranteed fill service
    Odd Lot Fill: $0.00025 per share where trade price is under $1
    $0.0005 per share where trade price is $1 or over
    Applies to trades auto-executed against the Market Maker during Post-Open Continuous trading and in the MOC
    MGF Cancellations: $100 per cancellation
    Attributed to the participant responsible for causing an MGF trade to be cancelled
    Special Settlement Terms: $0.0010 / share / side up to a maximum of $100 / trade / side
    Cross Printing Facility: Free
    Unintentional crosses are billed according to fees for Post-Open Continuous trades
    Specialty Crosses: Free
    Basis, VWAP, Contingent, Special Trading Session, Internal crosses
    Notes/Debentures: $0.10 per $1000 par value / side
    Sustainable Bonds: $0.15 per $1000 par value / side

    1 Initial application and registration fees for new participating organizations and monthly membership fees are subject to GST/HST.

    Other than as otherwise noted, TSX Trading Fees are GST/HST exempt.

    3 No opening trade fees are charged in respect of a market-wide "re-open".

    4 Fee cap eligibility is based on the aggregate board lot volume traded per order within the MOC on a given day. Order volume traded within the continuous trading session does not contribute to the cap calculation.

    5 Continuous orders from a previous day that trade within the MOC facility are eligible to be capped irrespective of order placement time.

    6 A list of interlisted equities for which interlisted rates apply during a given month is made available on the TSX website at the beginning of the month. For ETFs that are interlisted, ETF rates apply.

    7 Rates apply to any other traded products for which rates have not been otherwise specified.

    TSX Post-Open Continuous Trades Involving Displayed Orders in Equities and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs):8,9

    Where trade price per share is:

    <$1.00≥$1.00 for Non-Interlisted Equities≥$1.00 for Interlisted Equities6≥$1.00 for ETFs
    Removing Displayed with Displayed or Dark10
    Removing Dark with Displayed - Fee / share / side
    $0.00020 $0.0015 $0.0027 $0.0017
    Removing Displayed with Displayed or Dark10
    Removing Dark with Displayed - Fee / share / side (Retail11)
    $0.00015 $0.0015 $0.0027 $0.0017
    Providing Displayed - Fee / share / side $0 ($0.0011) ($0.0023) ($0.0013)

    TSX Post-Open Continuous DRK Trades in Equities and ETFs:8,9

    Where trade price per share is:

    <$1.00$1.00 - $4.99 for Equities≥$5.00 for Equities$1.00 - $4.99 for ETFs≥$5.00 for ETFs
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Removing with SDL or pegged IOC/FOK12 $0 $0.0002 $0.0004 $0.0002 $0.0004
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Removing Max / trade / side $5 $5 $5 $5
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Removing with other Dark order13 $0.0002 $0.0010 $0.0010 $0.0010 $0.0010
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Removing with other Dark order (Retail11 $0.00015 $0.0010 $0.0010 $0.0010 $0.0010
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Providing with PDL order $0.0001 $0.0004 $0.0008 $0.0004 $0.0008
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Providing Max / trade / side $5 $10 $10 $10 $10
    Dark Order Volume (excl. CMO+ and Conditional) - Providing with other Dark order14 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
    Regular CMO+ trades15 - Fee / share / side $0.00005 $0.00025 $0.0005 $0.0002 $0.0002
    Regular CMO+ trades15 - Max / trade / side  $5 $10 $10 $5 $5
    Unintentional CMO+ crosses16 - Fee / share / side $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
    Conditional trades17 - Fee / share / side $0.00005 $0.0003 $0.0008 $0 $0
    Unintentional Conditional crosses18 - Fee / share / side $0 $0 $0 $0 $0


    TSX Market Maker Trading Fees on Symbols of Responsibility:19,20

    Symbol Credits:

    A Tier B symbol credit per symbol of responsibility per month is awarded to Market Makers who meet their monthly performance scores and who have at least one execution during the month on their symbol of responsibility. For symbols with two Market Makers that meet their monthly performance scores, the Tier B symbol credit is distributed between the Market Makers according to their Contribution Scores, as described in the TSX Market Making Program Guide and in the "Monthly Market Maker Contribution Scores and Incentives" document available on the Related Links section of the TSX Trading Fee website.

    Tier B symbol credit ($) where the Tier classification is:

    B1B2B3B4B5B6B7B8B9B10
    Equities 100 120 140 160 180 200 220 240 260 280
    ETFs 50 60 70 80 90 100 130 140 150 160
    Odd Lot Fill:

    ($0.0000) per share
    Rate applies to liquidity provided against auto-execution of odd lots during Post-Open Continuous Trading and in the MOC.

    TSX Market Makers Post-Open Continuous Trades on Symbols of Responsibility:19,20

    Tier A providing rates are adjusted for both Market Makers according to their Contribution Scores, as described in the TSX Market Making Program Guide and in the "Monthly Market Maker Contribution Scores and Incentives" document available on the Related Links section of the TSX Trading Fee website.

    Where trade price per share is:

    <$1.00≥$1.00 for Non-Interlisted Equities - Tier A≥$1.00 for Non-Interlisted Equities - Tier B≥$1.00 for Interlisted Equities6 - Tier A≥$1.00 for Interlisted Equities6 - Tier B≥$1.00 for ETFs
    Displayed Order Volume - Removing10 $0 $0.0015 $0.0015 $0.0027 $0.0027 $0.0017
    Displayed Order Volume - Providing21 (Base Rate) ($0.00005) ($0.0013) ($0.0014) ($0.0025) ($0.0026) ($0.0021)
    Displayed Order Volume - Providing21 (Bonus Rate22) ($0.0016) ($0.0019) ($0.0028) ($0.0030)

    TSX DRK – Liquidity Provision Program

    TSX DRK offers two separate DRK LP programs – one applicable to ETF securities only and the second applicable to non-ETFs. TSX participating organizations/members are eligible to receive rebates for DRK liquidity provided under its or its clients' Trader IDs, where the combined passive traded volume on TSX DRK exceeds the specified % of total dark Canadian continuous traded volume (DCCV) for the month, according to the following schedule:

    Tier 1Tier 2
    Target % of DCCV For Non-ETF 2.50% 4.25%
    Target % of DCCV For ETF 8.00% 12.50%
    Per share rebate for Equities & ETF $1 - $4.99 $0.0001 $0.0002
    Per share rebate for ≥ $5 Equities & ETF $0.0002 $0.0004

    Notes

    • DCCV is calculated by TSX and is determined based on the combined continuous passive board lot trading volume that occur above or equal to $1.00, excluding intentional crosses and opening and closing auctions and occur during continuous trading hours of 09:30 – 16:00. DCCV does not include executions on debenture products.
    • DCCV includes volume executed on the following venues:
      1. TSX DRK
      2. MatchNow
      3. Nasdaq CXD
      4. Aequitas NEO-D
      5. ICX
      6. Liquidnet
    • DCCV is based on trades that occur on TSX listed securities only. Trades of TSX-listed securities on TSX DRK are used to determine whether a tier threshold is met or exceeded.
    • The execution of the undisplayed portion of iceberg orders is excluded from DCCV calculations and is not counted towards tier threshold goals or calculations.
    • Approval for an DRK LP ID Group is subject to the following general conditions:
      1. A TSX participating organizations/member may request the grouping of Trader IDs, with the exception of Trader IDs associated with a routing arrangement (RA) or a direct electronic access (DEA) arrangement with a non-registrant client;
      2. Trader IDs associated with RAs or DEA arrangements referred to in (a) may be grouped together to comprise a single DRK LP ID Group for an RA or DEA client where that RA or DEA client determines the posting destination for non-marketable orders sent through the respective Trader IDs, or otherwise where the Trader IDs are associated with the same underlying client; and
      3. Trader IDs associated with a participating organization/member and not associated with a RA or DEA client can be grouped together insofar as they represent a single line-of-business and require the approval and sign off by TSX.
    • Only the DRK LP ID Group's DRK passive traded board lot volume is used for calculating tier threshold and rebate level in the associated pricing and security tier.

    Rates are based on share volume executed, including for executions resulting from matches through Self Trade Management. Where applicable, a firm-wide net credit for Post-Open Continuous trades is first applied to offset the firm's other trading charges. Any remaining net credit is paid out to the firm.

    Rates apply to trades in equities, ETFs and any other traded products for which rates have not been otherwise specified.

    10 Rates for removing displayed order volume apply when removing both the disclosed and undisclosed portion of iceberg order volume.

    11  Rates applicable to ‘Retail' apply for client orders sent by any Trader ID identified by the Member as an ID through which orders originating from a ‘Retail Customer' (as defined by IIROC) are sent, but do not apply for any such ID that is for a ‘DEA client' (as defined in National Instrument 23- 103) unless the ‘DEA client' is a broker / dealer located in a non-Canadian jurisdiction that is acting as an "agent" for retail client order flow.

    12 Applies to any IOC/FOK marked SDL or to any pegged Dark order marked IOC or FOK when removing resting Dark liquidity. See the TMX Equities Markets Order Type and Functionality Guide for a description of pegged Dark orders.

    13 Applies to Dark Limit orders and any other Dark orders that are not marked as SDL, IOC or FOK when executing actively against resting Dark liquidity. See the TMX Equities Markets Order Type and Functionality Guide for a description of all Dark orders.

    14 Rates for providing Dark order volume apply to executions of the undisclosed portions of iceberg order volume.

    15 Rates apply to trades between two CMO+ orders. Where a trade involves a removing CMO+ order and a non-CMO+ providing Dark order, the CMO+ removing order is charged according to the CMO+ schedule and the non-CMO+ providing Dark order is charged the fee normally applicable in the circumstances for providing non-CMO+ Dark order volume.

    16 Applies to CMO+ trades between the same broker, regardless of whether the broker has marked one or both sides of the trade as anonymous.

    17 Rates apply to trades between two Conditional orders, and trades in the Conditional order book between Conditional orders and matched opted-in Dark orders. Rates related to removing and providing set forth in the table titled "TSX Post-Open Continuous Trades in Equities and Exchange Traded Funds" apply to trades in the Dark book between Dark orders and the residual portions of Conditional orders.

    18 Applies to Conditional trades between the same broker, regardless of whether the broker has marked one or both sides of the trade as anonymous.

    19 Fees waived for opening, Notes and Debentures trades. All other specialty products are billed at regular rates.

    20 For a Market Maker other than an ETF Market Maker, the first $1,000 of net monthly fee generated on trading in each of its symbols of responsibility is waived.

    21 Providing rates on symbols of responsibility are not applied to participation autofills. Participation autofills are charged at the providing rates for Displayed Order Volume as specified in the table "TSX Post-Open Continuous Trades in Equities and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)".

    22 Bonus Rate for providing displayed order volume for a particular assigned symbol applies when the Market Maker's passive post-open continuous traded board lot volume on TSX during the month for the symbol exceeds the monthly target, measured as a percent of Canadian post-open continuous passive board lot trading volume excluding intentional crosses (during standard continuous trading hours of 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). The target percentages that apply for each tier during any given month are made available on the TSX website.

  • Common Technology and Other Fees

    (Monthly Charges, except as otherwise stated)23, 24

    Technology Fees

    ProductApplicable to Each of TSX, TSXV, TSXA
    1 Gb Connectivity (Demarcation)25 No Charge
    10 Gb Connectivity (Demarcation)25 $1,500 for first primary connection
    $1,000 for additional primary connection
    $1,000 for disaster recovery connection
    New FIX certification $3,000 (one-time)
    Session bundle set-up $500 per bundle (one-time)

    Testing Fees

    ProductApplicable to Each of TSX, TSXV, TSXA
    General Test Environment (GTE) only $2,000
    Base amount for weekend tests $2,500 per test

    Broadcast Feed Fees

    Product - Broadcast Feeds26TSXTSXVTSX Alpha Exchange
    Participating Organization / Member – Internal Use License Fees27
    Direct – public and own private content $3,000 $2,000 $2,000
    Direct – own private content only $600 $400 $400
    Indirect – own private content only $400 $250 $250
    Vendor – External Use License Fee28
    Public and private content $5,500 $4,000 $4,000
    Private content only $1,500 $1,000 $1,000
    Fee per decryption key / decrypted feed received (by key / for each Participating Organization / Member represented in decrypted private content) $150 $100 $100

    23 Technology, testing and broadcast feed fees are subject to GST/HST.

    24 ‘Common Technology and Other Fees' apply with respect to access to the common TMX equities marketplace network infrastructure whether accessing one or all of the TMX equities marketplaces. The ‘General Test Environment (GTE) only' fees similarly provide for access to the test environment for all TMX equities marketplaces.

    25 Vendor and Participating Organization / Member are responsible for carrier communication costs.

    26 All uses of broadcast feeds must be approved by TSX / TSXV / TSX Alpha Exchange in accordance with the terms of the applicable agreement(s). Additional fees may apply under the TMX Datalinx Market Data Distribution Rates and TSX Alpha Exchange Market Data Fees fee schedules, as applicable.

    27 Broadcast feed fees applicable to Participating Organizations / Members generally apply where the Participating Organization / Member is directly receiving a broadcast feed for internal use or where directly or indirectly receiving feed containing Participating Organization's / Member's own private content for internal use, as applicable. A Participating Organization / Member in receipt of a decryption key / feeds of decrypted private content pertaining to another Participating Organization / Member is considered a Vendor the purposes of the fee schedule.

    28 Broadcast feed fees applicable to vendors generally apply where directly receiving a broadcast feed for redistribution and/or where in receipt of a decryption key pertaining to the private content of a third party or in receipt of a feed containing the decrypted private content of a third party.