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Ontario Planning Legislation & Commentary, 2018 Edition

This edition captures Bill 73 amendments and other recent changes in the field and explains their implications. It also features the full text of the updated legislation, provincial statements and commentary that focuses on the five pillars of the Ontario Planning Act.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433495734

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Bill 73 Amendments
On December 3, 2015, Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015, received Royal Assent, bringing extensive changes to the Planning Act. While some of the amendments became law immediately, some have yet to come into force. Meanwhile, four provincial growth plans - the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan, were all updated in 2017. With all those changes, it is key that planners and municipal law practitioners come to full grips with the latest developments so as to advise their stakeholders and clients.

In one single, index-tabbed, portable volume, Ontario Planning Legislation & Commentary, 2018 Edition captures Bill 73 amendments and other recent changes in the field and explains their implications. This publication also features the full text of the updated legislation, provincial statement 2014 and commentary that focuses on the five pillars of the Ontario Planning Act:

  • Provincial plans and policies
  • Official plans
  • Zoning by-laws
  • Site plans
  • Subdivision plans

Features and Benefits:

  • Full text of the Planning Act; Greenbelt Act, 2005; Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008; Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001Places to Grow Act, 2005, and all key Regulations – pertinent legislation at your fingertips
  • Full text of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan and the 2017-updated Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe – handy references for land use planning
  • Expert commentary – gain a solid understanding of how the Planning Act and related legislation fit together and expert insights on recent planning issues and noteworthy court decisions
  • Provincial Policy Statements (2015) – discover what planning decision-makers must apply from a provincial policy perspective
  • Index-tabbed format – Easy to locate the different sections of the book

Highlights of the 2018 Edition:

  • Amendments to the Planning Actup to 2017, c. 10, Sched. 4,
  • Updated Niagara Escarpment Plan (in effect June 1, 20`17) and Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, and the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan, in effect July 1, 2017
  • Amendments to O. Reg. 353/02 (Approval Authority - Plans of Subdivision) by O. Reg. 6/17, in force February 2, 2017
  • Amendments to O. Reg. 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities) from O. Reg. 451/16, in force December 14, 2016
  • Amendments to O. Reg. 354/02 (Consent Granting Authority) from O. Reg. 7/17, in force February 1, 2017
  • Amendments to O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval - Official Plan Amendments) from O. Reg. 126/17, in force April 28, 2017

Who Should Buy:

  • Planners requiring a concise, yet in-depth guide to the Planning Act for everyday reference
  • Municipal councillors who need straightforward information on how the legislation and planning process work
  • Real estate and municipal law practitioners who need to be well grounded in the statutory and regulatory framework of the legislation

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Table of contents

Commentary
Planning Act
Selected Planning Act Regulations
Provincial Policy Statement, 2014
Greenbelt Act, 2005
Greenbelt Act, 2005 Regulations
Greenbelt Plan, 2017
Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008
Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008 Regulation
Lake Simcoe Protection Plan
Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001
Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001 Regulations
Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, 2017
Places to Grow Act, 2005
Places to Grow Act, 2005 Regulations
Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017

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