A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Toronto Act, 2006
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The City of Toronto Act, 2006 took effect on January 1, 2007 and ushered in a new legal era for Toronto, recognizing the city as a unique municipal entity within the province and the nation. Understanding the legislative impact of this Act and the powers that have been bestowed upon Toronto is vital for all persons who deal with the city. Butterworths A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 offers practitioners everything they require to navigate this new legislative regime.
Authors Leo F. Longo and John Mascarin are both distinguished municipal law experts who bring their knowledge, experience and research to this unique publication. By providing a detailed analysis of the legislative history of Bill 53, the law respecting municipalities and municipal powers, a comprehensive examination of each part of the Act and an historical review of all legislation applicable to Toronto, this bookis an absolutely essential tool for anyone that seeks to understand and work with this new legislation.
Features and Benefits
This comprehensive and unique text acts as a one-stop resource for anyone requiring information on the City of Toronto Act, 2006 by providing users with:
- Legislation and commentary - the complete Act and all regulations are reproduced in full, with in-context expert commentary that is organized in a manner that is user-friendly and explains the key features of each part
- Expert analysis - featuring an in-depth discussion of the key differences between the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the Municipal Act, 2001
- Historical context - providing a background of the Act as currently enacted, as well as a list of all other statutes that applied to the City of Toronto and the current legal status of each of these statutes
Dealing with the Key Issues
A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 analyzes and explains the changes to Toronto's municipal legal regime by:
- Providing a detailed examination of the city's legislative powers and how they may be enforced as well as interpreted and applied by the courts
- Helping property owners and businesses in the city come to grips with the unique aspects of the Act, such as Toronto's new powers of taxation
- Assisting the practitioner in understanding exactly what legislation formerly applied and continues to apply to govern Toronto
Valuable Research Tools
Tables of concordance - a section-by-section comparison between the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the Municipal Act, 2001
Appendices - including amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 and the legislative chronology of Bill 53
- Case law - referencing the key cases with which practitioners need to be familiar Bibliography - offering up secondary sources of information on the City of Toronto Act, 2006
An Indispensable Guide For
- All municipal law practitioners - who need to understand how to interact with the city under the new regime
- All persons having business with the city - who need to know what are the city's legal powers, duties, obligations and liabilities
Table of contents
Interpretation of Municipal Legislative Powers
Features that Distinguish the City of Toronto Act, 2006 from the Municipal Act, 2001
City of Toronto Act, 2006 and In-context Commentary
Appendix A – Amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006
Appendix B – Bill 53 Legislative Chronology
Appendix C – Historical Context (including Legal Status of Legislation Affecting the City of Toronto)
Appendix D – City of Toronto/Province of Ontario Agreement on Cooperation and Consultation