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Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary, 2025 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 | 902 pages | Annual – Standing Order Terms Apply

In Stock
Published: June 26, 2024
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433532125

Product description

Keep abreast of recent key changes from the Municipal Act, 2001, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and more!

The Authoritative Legal Guide to Ontario’s Municipal Act, 2001
For more than two decades, 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 still useful 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 the statute 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.

What's New In This Edition

  • Discussion of the "strong mayor” powers for municipalities and the extension to more municipal heads of council and its effect on local democracy
  • Commentary on recent significant court decisions such as:
    • Lebrecque v. Toronto (City), [2023] O.J. No. 3581, 2023 ONSC 4616, on the necessity for a valid municipal purpose for municipal by-laws or resolutions
    • Mann v. Saugeen Shore (Town), [2023] O.J. No. 635, 2023 ONSC 1025, concerning the scope and authority of restrictions and limitations in procedure by-laws
    • Ras v. Mississauga (City), [2024] O.J. No. 5670, 2023 ONSC 7102, confirming that members of a municipal council are not employees of their municipality
    • Patrie v. Elliot Lake (City), [2023] O.J. No. 5614, 2023 ONSC 7017 (Div. Ct.), re-confirming that a municipality can enact a by-law with retroactive effect
    • Wasaga Beach (Town) v. Persons Unknown, [2023] O.J. No. 3835, 2023 ONSC 4929 and City of Ottawa, Re, 2022 ONSC 1151 on the use of s. 440 to seek injunctions against unknown persons

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

Legislative Currency

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

Related Materials
Declaration of Office (Section 232 of the Municipal Act, 2001)
Declaration of Office Alternate Option for Indigenous Persons (Section 232 of the Municipal Act, 2001)
Memorandum of Understanding Between the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Province of Ontario (July 28, 2021)

Table of Regulations Continued Under the Municipal Act, 2001