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Ontario Proposes Land Use Planning Reform


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The Provincial government has released two pieces of draft legislation, entitled the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act (Bill 51) and the Stronger City of Toronto for a Stronger Ontario Act (Bill 53 or the City of Toronto Act, 2005), both of which promise to significantly reform Ontario’s land use planning process. Although the Province’s press releases and backgrounders have been extensively covered by the media, this update contains a review and analysis of the key aspects of the actual Bill 51 legislation, as well as some of the land use planning aspects of Bill 53.

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