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Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary, 2021 Edition

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.
Publication Language: English

Softcover | 668 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433513568

Product description

Keep Abreast of Recent Key Changes from Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, and More!

The Authoritative Legal Guide to Ontario’s Municipal Act, 2001
For almost two decades, the Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary has been the leading guide that municipalities and municipal law professionals regularly consult for understanding Ontario’s municipal law regime and keeping abreast of the latest developments of the law. This text incorporates the complete Municipal Act, 2001, and all the new and amended relevant regulations, along with a handy table of concordance to the former Municipal Act and to the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

The indispensable commentary, written by leading municipal lawyers John Mascarin and Christopher Williams, provides a detailed analysis of the Municipal Act, 2001 to assist readers in understanding how it is to be interpreted and applied, as well as how it compares to the City of Toronto Act, 2006. All recent case law of note is commented upon, and all new and amended regulations are included.

New in This Edition

  • Commentary on recent significant court decisions such as:
    • Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General) (2019), 92 M.P.L.R. (5th) 1 (Ont. C.A.), where the Court of Appeal overturned the City of Toronto’s successful application to challenge the Better Local Government Act, 2018, as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal to the City of Toronto
    • Beniuk v. Leamington (Municipality), 2020 ONCA 238, where the Court of Appeal determined that a municipality may owes a duty of care to adjoining landowners under s. 44 of the Municipal Act, 2001
  • Discussion of the recent amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001 to initially allow electronic meetings during COVID-19 and then to permit electronic participation following the health emergency as well as permitting voting by proxy at meetings
  • Recent amendments up to the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, S.O. 2020, c. 18, Sched. 12
  • New regulations: O. Reg. 70/20 and O. Reg. 131/20 – prohibiting municipalities from regulating noise with respect to the delivery of goods as well as construction projects and services associated with the healthcare sector and any other construction activity

A Vital Tool For

  • Ontario municipal law practitioners
  • Municipalities and their legal departments
  • Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association (OMAA) members

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Table of contents

List of Municipal Act Regulations Included in This Edition

Detailed Table of Contents

Legislative Currency

Table of Concordance (Municipal Act, 2001 to Municipal Act, Other Statutes and City of Toronto Act, 2006)


Municipal Act, 2001

Municipal Act, 2001 Regulations

Related Materials
Declaration of Office
Memorandum of Understanding Between the Province of Ontario and AMO

Table of Regulations Continued Under the Municipal Act, 2001