Bill 108: Changes to Ontario’s Planning System
Some of the changes enacted through Bill 108 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.
It 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 has recently released draft overviews of regulations related to some changes that will be made through Bill 108. The draft overview of regulations and due dates for comments to the Province are provided below:
- The forthcoming Community Benefits Charge (comments due to the Province on August 21, 2019)
- Transition matters for the Planning Act (comments due to the Province on August 6, 2019)
- Transition matters for the Development Charges Act (comments due to the Province on August 21, 2019)
- Transition matters for the LPAT Act (comments due to the Province on August 5, 2019)
Bill 108 – City's Preliminary Comments
Below are links to the City’s preliminary comments and materials on Bill 108: