Ontario Planning Legislation & Commentary

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By Patrick Harrington

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Each passing year brings changes to land use planning laws and policies in the Province of Ontario. 2020 was no exception with the enactment of the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act (Bill 197) and the approval of Amendment No. 1 to the 2019 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Having a reliable resource at your fingertips while virtually attending a hearing or public meeting is now vital to your practice.

In one, index-tabbed, portable volume, Ontario Planning Legislation & Commentary, 2021 Edition offers expert commentary outlining key features of the latest legislative changes presented with both historical context and with citations to relevant case law from both the Courts and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board).

Features and Benefits

  • Full text of the Planning Act; Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017, Greenbelt Act, 2005; Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008; Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001 Places 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 (2014) – 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 2021 Edition

  • Extensive discussion on recent legislative activity such as:
    • Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act
    • Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017
    • Amendment No. 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019)
    • Provincial Policy Statement 2020

    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
  • Students looking for a resource that describes not only the current state of planning law in Ontario, but how it has evolved over time
  • Ontario Planning Legislation & Commentary