Ontario’s New Growth Plan In Effect July 1, 2017

New Growth Plan,Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan Announced Today Announced Today

Stephen D'Agostino, municipal lawyer The Ontario Government today released updates to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan. According to the Province, “these plans work together to: Build compact, complete communities with a diverse range of housing options that better connect transit to where people live and … Continued

Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 Given Royal Assent

Royal assent granted December 4, 2015

Stephen D'Agostino, municipal lawyer The Ontario Legislature has made significant amendments to the Development Charges Act and Planning Act. Royal assent was granted on December 4, 2015. While it will take some time to understand the full impact of the changes, here is what you should be watching for: Changes to the Development Charges Act Transit Services are added … Continued