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Goodmans ePresents: Ontario Rethinks Community Benefits Charges and Other Developer Contributions with Bill 197


Lawyer Robert Howe, Matthew Lakatos-Hayward, Max Laskin
Area Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Real Estate, Procurement, Public/Private Partnerships and Alternative Finance, Environmental Law, Municipal, Planning and Property Tax


Tuesday, July 28, 2020
9:00 - 10:00 a.m ET
Live Webinar via ZOOM


On July 8, 2020, the provincial government introduced new legislation (known as Bill 197) that would scale back the proposed community benefits charge authority, and related changes to parkland dedication and development charges, provided for in Bill 108 that was enacted just over year ago. Bill 197, an omnibus bill amending over 20 provincial statutes, also includes other legislative amendments affecting development in Ontario.

Please join members of the Goodmans municipal and planning law team to review how the legislation will affect aspects of the planning process in Ontario, including:

  • Community benefits charges;
  • Parkland dedication;
  • Soft service development charges;
  • Ministerial zoning order powers; and
  • The environmental assessment process.


To register for this live webinar, please click here.