Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary, 2018 Edition
The "Turned-To" Legal Guide on Ontario Municipal Act
In late 2016 and early 2017 the now re-named Ministry of Municipal Affairs introduced a number of legislative amendments to modify the Municipal Act, 2001, the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, all of which have received Royal Assent, but with some not yet in force.
For more than a decade, the Ontario MunicIpal Act & Commentary has continued to be a guide that municipalities and municipal law professionals regularly consult for navigating the municipal law regime in Ontario and keeping abreast of the latest developments. This guide incorporates the full text of the Municipal Act, 2001, and all the new and amended relevant regulations, along with handy tables of concordance.
The indispensable commentary, written by leading municipal lawyers John Mascarin and Christopher Williams, provides a detailed analysis of the Municipal Act, 2001 and its organization, structure and application and how it relates to the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as well as an update on recent case law and all new and amended regulations.
New in This Edition
- Commentary and insights on key recent amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001 such as:
- municipality's authorization to establish community councils
- municipality's authorization to enact bylaws pertaining to the construction of buildings
- the imposition of mandatory requirements for all municipalities and local boards to establish codes of conduct and to appoint or make available the services of an integrity Commissioner
- the new definition of "meeting" and the ability for "electronic participation"
- new closed meeting exceptions
- new tax collection provisions
- municipal regulation of payday loan establishments
- new mandatory municipal policy requirements
- new authority to tax vacant residential units and transient accommodation
- Commentary on new significant court decisions such as:
- Di Biase v. Vaughan (City) Integrity Commissioner (2016), 55 M.P.L.R. (5th) 173 - first judicial review decision to consider an investigation of a code of conduct complaint and imposition of penalty
- Bracken v. Fort Erie (Town) (2017),  O.J. No. 862 – no trespass prohibition to resident on attending at municipal offices and council meetings
- Amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001 from Bills 68, 70 and 127
- New regulations: O. Reg. 158/96, 196/16
A Vital Tool For
Table of contents
List of Municipal Act Regulations Included in This Edition
Detailed Table of Contents
Table of Concordance (Municipal Act, 2001 to Municipal Act, Other Statutes and City of Toronto Act, 2006)
Municipal Act, 2001
Municipal Act, 2001 Regulations
Declaration of Office
Memorandum of Understanding Between the Province of Ontario and AMO
Table of Regulations Continued Under the Municipal Act, 2001