Earlier this month the Government of Ontario announced changes to planning law in Ontario under Bill 108 which affects 13 different pieces of legislation and reinstates the old Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), and makes other changes that will affect the City’s ability to control and plan development in Toronto. Your voice is critical. We urge you to become informed about the implications of the Doug Ford’s Provincial Government’s proposals as they will have an impact on your neighbourhood and City.
The City's response to the proposed legislation can be viewed HERE.
Call and write the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Ask them to:
• Request an extension on June 1, 2019 deadline
• Request Province to issue draft regulations
• Request the Province to enshrine revenue neutrality in the legislation
• Request the Province to provide a transparent and through stakeholder consultation process
You can also have your say about Bill 108 Committee Hearings at Queens Park
As an Ontario citizen, you can have your say on this issue at public hearings. You can take part in the committee process by appearing as a committee witness, submitting written material to a committee, or attending committee hearings.
There is only one day of hearings for Bill 108: Friday May 31st 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
The deadline to request to appear is Wednesday May 29th at 12:00pm.
Witnesses will receive up to six minutes for presentation followed by twelve minutes of questions by committee members.
You may also submit written materials voicing your concerns. The deadline for written submissions is Friday, May 31st 5:00pm. More information about how to submit written materials and participate in committees can be found at www.ola.org/en/get-involved/participate-committees.
The first step in appearing before a committee is registering with the Clerk of the Committee.
The Committee contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-325-7352.