Legislative Updates

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

IDGroupDateTitleLinkStatusDescription
1162.CurrentBills5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMBill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-185Order referred to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on April 17, 2024This omnibus bill amends the Development Charges Act, Planning Act, Municipal Act, and more. Includes provisions to reverse the dissolution of Peel Region, reverses some changes from Bill 23, and adopts provisions for "use it or lose it" policies.
1092.CurrentBills4/3/2024 12:00:00 AMBill 162, Get It Done Act, 2024https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-162#BK3Second reading carried on April 15, 2024This Bill amends many acts including the Environmental Assessment Act. If passed, the Act is amended to include clarification that expropriation is one of the ways property can be acquired for a project prior to completion of the environmental assessment project
1132.CurrentBills4/3/2024 12:00:00 AMBill 170, Keeping People Housed Act, 2024https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-170Lost on division on April 10, 2024The Municipal Act and the City of Toronto Act are amended to strengthen rental accommodation when demolition of buildings results in a loss of 6 or more rental units.
1142.CurrentBills4/3/2024 12:00:00 AMBill 175, Building Universal and Inclusive Land Development in Ontario Act, 2024https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-175First reading carried on March 19, 2024The Bill amends the Planning Act to state that official plans and zoning by-laws may not have the effect of prohibiting the use of four or fewer residential units on specified parcels of urban residential land.
1152.CurrentBills4/3/2024 12:00:00 AMBill 180, Building a Better Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2024https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-180Order referred to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on April 10, 2024The Bill carries legislative changes as a result of the 2024 Ontario budget, including enacting the Building Ontario Fund Act, which amends the purpose and role of the Ontario Infrastructure Bank.
1082.CurrentBills2/28/2024 12:00:00 AMBill 156, Homes You Can Afford in the Communities You Love Act, 2024https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-156Order referred to Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy on February 22, 2024The Bill amends the Planning Act to increase the housing supply in Ontario, requires official plans to contain policies authorizing the use of up to 4 residential units in different housing types, as well as authorizing midrise housing developments ranging from six to 11 stories on major streets, including along transit corridors.
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.
1173.RegConOpen5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMChanges to the Development Charges Act, 1997 to Enhance Municipalities’ Ability to Invest in Housing-Enabling Infrastructurehttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8371Comments close May 10, 2024The province is proposing to amend the Development Charges Act, 1997 to: repeal the five-year phase-in of development charges (DCs); reinstate studies as an eligible cost for DCs; reduce the timeframe for the DC freeze from two years to 18 months; and streamline the process for municipalities to extend existing DC by-laws.
1183.RegConOpen5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMProposed Planning Act, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Municipal Act, 2001 Changes (Schedules 4, 9, and 12 of Bill 185 - the proposed Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024)https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8369Comments close May 10, 2024Proposed changes to the Planning Act, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Municipal Act, 2001 through Bill185, the proposed Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024 including reduce parking minimums and "use it or lose it" tools.
1193.RegConOpen5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMProposed Changes to Regulations under the Planning Act and Development Charges Act, 1997 Relating to the Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024 (Bill 185): Newspaper Notice Requirements and Consequential Housekeeping Changeshttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8370Comments close May 10, 2024Regulatory changes are proposed that would modernize public notice requirements under the Planning Act and Development Charges Act, 1997 regarding newspaper notice and make other amendments to support implementation of legislative changes.
1203.RegConOpen5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMProposed Regulatory Changes under the Planning Act Relating to the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024 (Bill 185): Removing Barriers for Additional Residential Unitshttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8366Comments close May 10, 2024Seeking feedback on zoning by-law barriers to the creation of additional residential units
1213.RegConOpen5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMProposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 73/23: Municipal Planning Data Reportinghttps://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8368Comments close May 10, 2024The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is considering amendments to Ontario Regulation 73/23 to: expand the list of municipalities to which the regulation applies; improve the quality, completeness, and utility of the information required to be reported; and, require municipalities to make public a summary of the data reported.
1223.RegConOpen5/1/2024 12:00:00 AMProposed Amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and associated regulations to modernize leave-to-construct approvals for pipeline relocation or reconstruction projects to build transit and housing faster.https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-8527Comments close May 10, 2024The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to authorize regulations to streamline and modernize leave-to-construct approvals for certain pipeline relocation or reconstruction projects to help facilitate key government commitments to build transit and housing faster
 
 

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