Information About Municipal Matters
- More Legislative Changes Affecting Municipal Law in Ontario
This was another busy week of legislative changes in Ontario. First, ELTO will be no more as of January 1, 2019. All tribunals in Ontario will be grouped under a new “Tribunals Ontario”. You can find the new Ontario Regulation 494/18 here: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r18494 Secondly, ther … Read more »
- Can I Cut Down My Own Christmas Tree?
The holidays are fast approaching. If you love having a real Christmas tree but you don’t want to pay for one, you may be looking to chop one down in a local forest or maybe get one from your own property. But…is it allowed? In Ontario, the short answer is: it depends. Individuals are permitted to c … Read more »
- Changes to the Planning Act
On December 6, 2018 the provincial government introduced Bill 66 which, among other things, proposes an amendment to the Planning Act. This proposal would add a new section 34.1 allowing municipalities to pass “open-for-business” by-laws with approval from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housi … Read more »
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