Bill 108: Changes to Ontario’s Planning System
When Bill 108 and associated regulations come into force, it will affect the planning and financial tools to support new development in communities across Toronto (growth pays for growth) that the City uses to provide:
- recreation centres
- childcare centres
- subsidized housing
- paramedic services and
- other community infrastructure.
Bill 108 also changes where the City can require new affordable housing, how heritage buildings are conserved and how development applications are reviewed by the City and at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).
The Province’s current draft regulations related to Bill 108 are provided below. The commenting period for these draft regulations has now closed. The City will continue to post links to future regulations related to Bill 108 as they become available.
- The forthcoming Community Benefits Charge
- Transition matters for the Planning Act
- Transition matters for the Development Charges Act
- Transition matters for the LPAT Act
The Province introduced Bill 138, the Plan to Build Ontario Together Act on November 6, 2019. The Bill sets out an appeal process for the new Community Benefits Charge and provides information on transition matters related to parkland dedications from new development. The City will post links to regulations related to Bill 138 as they become available. Bill 138 is related to Bill 108 in that it amends some of the changes to the Planning Act and Development Charges Act that were made through Bill 108.
Below are links to the City’s preliminary comments and materials on Bill 108:
- The City’s preliminary comments and materials on Bill 138