Comments on Planning Regulation or Community Benefits Charges?

Certain Planning Changes

I discovered from a recent email from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario The Province of Ontario is seeking comments on proposed regulations under Bill 108 and issued this notice, which I discovered in a recent email from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario . You must provide your comments by the end of day on August 6, 2019.

If you are concerned about any of the following matters, please follow the link to read more and perhaps comment to the Province:

  • Expanding the grounds of appeal of a decision
  • Changes related to the community planning permit system (a framework that combines and replaces the individual zoning, site plan and minor variance processes in an identified area with a single application and approval process)
  • Additional Residential Unit Requirements and Standards – mainly changes related to parking requirements
  • Removing restrictions and prohibitions in respect of the municipal authority under section 37 (Increased Density) with inclusionary zoning

See the Provincial Notice here:

https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0181

Community Benefits Charges

There is also an opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the new Community Benefits Charges, by August 21, 2019.

The Minister is proposing that the following types of developments be exempt from charges for community benefits under the Planning Act:

  • Long-term care homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Universities and colleges
  • Memorial homes, clubhouses or athletic grounds of the Royal Canadian Legion
  • Hospices
  • Non-profit housing

See this link for more information:

https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0183

If you have any questions about planning matters, please contact the Municipal Office at (613) 256-2064 and the planners: Director Nicole Dwyer at extension 259 or Planner Maggie Yet at extension 206.