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Bill 212 – Changes to Planning & Heritage Legislation in the Province’s Latest Omnibus Bill

January-6-2010

Area Municipal, Planning and Property Tax

Summary

Bill 212 – “An Act to promote good government by amending or repealing certain Acts and by enacting two new Acts” – received Royal Assent on December 15, 2009.

At close to 300 pages, the Bill amends or repeals many pieces of legislation and enacts two new acts.  Of note, the Bill amends the Planning Act, the Ontario Heritage Act, the City of Toronto Act, 2006, the Ontario Municipal Board Act and the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.  This update summarizes some of the changes contained in Bill 212 relating to planning and heritage matters.

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