Legislative Updates

Here is the full list of legislative updates we are currently tracking.

621.RecentlyEnacted11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-23Received Royal Assent on November 28, 2022The omnibus bill contains changes to various pieces of legislation including the Development Charges Act, Planning Act, Municipal Act, and more. The bill is part of the Province's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0.
792.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 36, Progress on the Plan to Build Act (Budget Measures), 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-36Referred to Standing Committee on November 17, 2022This omnibus bill follows the 2022 Fall Economic Statement and includes amendments to legislation such as the Gasoline Tax Act, Pension Benefits Act, Taxation Act, and more.
802.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 39, Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-39Referred to Standing Committee on November 23, 2022The bill amends the Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act, and enacts the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve Repeal Act. The bill changes the recent strong mayor powers and proposes structural changes to certain regional councils. The bill also provides insight into next steps of extending strong mayor powers to other heads of council.
812.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 43, Making Northern Ontario Highways Safer Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-43First reading carried on November 22, 2022The Bill amends the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act in relation to standards for road maintenance in winter.
822.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 44, Building More Homes by Ending Exclusionary Zoning Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-44First reading carried on November 22, 2022The Bill amends the Planning Act to require official plans to contain policies authorizing, in areas of settlement, the use of up to four residential units in a detached house, semi-detached house or rowhouse as well as multi-unit residential buildings of up to four stories.
832.CurrentBills11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 45, Building More Homes on Major Streets and Transit Corridors Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-45First reading carried on November 22, 2022The Bill amends the Planning Act to require official plans to contain policies that authorize, in areas of settlement, midrise housing developments ranging from six to 11 stories on major streets, including along transit corridors.
582.CurrentBills8/29/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 4, Stay Home If You Are Sick Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-4Second reading vote deferred on November 24, 2022The Bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to entitle employees with greater sick leave and paid leave.
592.CurrentBills8/29/2022 12:00:00 AMBill 5, Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act, 2022https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-5First reading carried on August 10, 2022The Bill amends the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to require the code of conduct for municipal councillors and members of local boards to include a requirement for those councillors and members to comply with workplace violence and harassment policies.
633.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMSupporting Growth and Housing in York and Durham Regions Act, 2022https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6192Comments extended to December 9, 2022The province is proposing new legislation that, if passed, would require the expansion of crucial wastewater treatment services for York Region and the construction of a phosphorus reduction facility to remove phosphorus from drainage water that flows into Lake Simcoe.
643.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Planning Act and Development Charges Act Changes: Providing Greater Cost Certainty for Municipal Development-related Chargeshttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6172Comments extended to December 9, 2022Proposes changes to parkland dedication rates for conveyance and cash-in-lieu for high density developments. Rates would also be frozen at time of zoning/site plan. Changes to DC freeze interest rates and changes to DC by-laws (timing and what services can be imposed on DCs).
663.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMLegislative and regulatory proposals affecting conservation authorities to support the Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6141Comments extended to December 9, 2022A series of changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act are proposed, including changes to natural hazards in Ontario, re-focusing the role of conservation authorities, and freezing conservation authority fees.
673.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Changes to the Ontario Heritage Act and its regulations: Bill 23 (Schedule 6) - the Proposed More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6196Comments extended to December 9, 2022The goal of the proposed changes is to renew and update heritage policies
683.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMSeeking Feedback on Municipal Rental Replacement By-Lawshttps://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=42808&language=enComments extended to December 9, 2022 To enable the Minister to make regulations to standardize and clarify municipal powers to regulate the demolition and conversion of residential rental properties, in order to provide consistency and streamline the construction and revitalization of new housing supply.
693.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Planning Act and City of Toronto Act Changes (Schedules 9 and 1 of Bill 23 - the proposed More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022)https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6163Comments extended to December 9, 2022Proposed changes to the Planning Act would allow, “as-of-right” up to 3 units per lot in many existing residential areas. would also prohibit municipalities from imposing development charges, parkland dedication or cash-in-lieu requirements, applying minimum unit sizes or requiring more than one parking space per unit in respect of any second unit in a primary building and any unit in an ancillary structure. Also includes changes to upper-tier responsibilities in planning policy, and more.
703.RegConOpen11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Amendments to the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=42913&language=enComments extended to December 9, 2022Clarify OLT's powers for dismissing appeals, empowering OLT to order payments from unsuccessful parties, establishing timelines and priority criteria for cases.
713.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Building Code Changes to Support More Homes Built Faster: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan: 2022-2023 (Phase 3 - Fall 2022 Consultation for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code)https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=42787&language=enComments close December 9, 2022-The first group of changes would amend the requirements in Ontario's Building Code for mid-rise wood buildings between four and six storeys to harmonize with current requirements in the National Building Code. -The second group of changes would remove the current requirement for a standpipe system in a four-storey stacked townhouse.
723.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Amendment to O. Reg 232/18: Inclusionary Zoninghttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6173Comments close December 9, 2022Proposing amendments to O. Reg. 232/18 (Inclusionary Zoning) to provide more certainty/clarity and make inclusionary zoning rules more consistent across the province by setting maximum affordability period at 25-years, limiting the number of affordable units to 5%, and standardizing the approach to determining the price/rent of the affordable units
733.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Unitshttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6197Comments close December 9, 2022As a result of these proposed legislative changes, consequential amendments to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units (O. Reg. 299/19) are also being proposed to: remove provisions that are no longer needed, and make housekeeping edits to align with and complement the proposed legislative changes.
743.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMConserving Ontario’s Natural Heritagehttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6161Comments close December 30, 2022The discussion paper is seeking feedback on how Ontario could offset development pressures on wetlands, woodlands, and other natural wildlife habitat. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is considering developing an offset policy that would require a net positive impact on these features and help reverse the decades-long trend of natural heritage loss in Ontario.
753.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed updates to the regulation of development for the protection of people and property from natural hazards in Ontariohttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-2927Comments close December 30, 2022The ministry is proposing a regulation that outlines how conservation authorities permit development and other activities for impacts to natural hazards and public safety.
763.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMReview of A Place to Grow and Provincial Policy Statementhttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6177Comments close December 30, 2022MMAH is undertaking a housing-focused policy review of A Place to Grow and the Provincial Policy Statement. MMAH is seeking input on how to create a streamlined province-wide land use planning policy framework that enables municipalities to approve housing faster and increase housing supply.
773.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Changes to Sewage Systems and Energy Efficiency for the Next Edition of Ontario’s Building Codehttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6211Comments close December 9, 2022The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is entering its third and final phase of consultation on the next edition of Ontario’s Building Code. As part of this phase, changes to an energy efficiency requirement and sewage system provisions (Part 8 of the Building Code) are proposed
783.RegConOpen10/26/2022 12:00:00 AMGeneral Proposed Changes for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code (Phase 3 - Fall 2022 Consultation)https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=42888&language=enComments close December 9, 2022This phase focuses on remaining Ontario-specific provisions that were not included in the first phase of consultation, as well as new changes related to harmonization that were identified in the first two consultations.
654.RegConClosed11/28/2022 12:00:00 AMProposed Updates to the Ontario Wetland Evaluation Systemhttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-6160Comments closed November 25, 2022Proposing changes to the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System to allow efficiences.

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