MFOA's Housing Hub

 
 
The housing crisis in Ontario must be addressed through efforts from all three levels of government. In recent months, housing has become the forefront of policy issues in Ontario through the Provincial-Municipal Housing Summit, the Housing Affordability Task Force Report, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022, and Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022. MFOA recognizes the role of municipal finance in housing and has provided responses to provincial consultations and developed resources for members. 

MFOA will continue to update this page with more resources and submissions on housing to the Province. For questions or comments, please reach out to Christine Duong (christine@mfoa.on.ca).

Bill 23, More Homes, Built Faster Act, 2022

MFOA has submitted comments to the Province on Bill 23. More Homes, Built Faster Act, 2022 through ERO 019-6172. Our comments are based on four guiding principles: 
  • Growth should pay for growth
  • Solving the housing crisis requires more than houses
  • Complete, vibrant communities are good for everyone
  • Provincial legislation related to municipal governance should be enabling and permissive
MFOA's submission focuses on the proposed changes to the Development Charges Act and the Planning Act. To view our submission, download the pdf below. 

Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022

MFOA has submitted comments to the Province on Bill 3, Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022. Our comments are limited to to proposed changes to the budget as noted in the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (s.226.14) and the Municipal Act, 2001 (s.284.16). Bill 3 intends to provide the head of council with the powers to set the budget for the municipality. 

On October 3, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released two regulations under the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022. MFOA has provided a submission on the proposed regulations. See below for the pdf.

Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022

MFOA has submitted comments to consultations related to O. Reg. 82/98 and O. Reg. 509/20. To view our submission, please download the first pdf below.

MFOA has submitted comments to consultations related to the Planning Act, 1990 and Development Charges Act, 1997 under the More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022. To view our submission, please download the second pdf below. These consultations are open for comment until April 29, 2022.

Housing Affordability Task Force Report


MFOA's response to the Task Force Report can be found below. While the report offers many suggestions in the areas of planning and governance, MFOA has limited its comments to the recommendations that specifically affect municipal finance. Overall, MFOA’s response is based on our extensive advocacy work surrounding development charges and is grounded in three guiding principles:
a) Growth should pay for growth on a place-by-place basis
b) Complete, vibrant communities are good for everyone
c) Provincial legislation related to municipal governance should be enabling and permissive 
 

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