Bill 138, the Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, received Royal Assent on December 10, 2019. 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. The City will post links to regulations related to Bill 138 as they become available.

The Province’s Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act Opens in new window, received Royal Assent on June 6, 2019. The Bill amends 13 different statutes Opens in new window that impact municipalities and land use planning processes.

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:

  • parks
  • recreation centres
  • childcare centres
  • libraries
  • 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 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. City Council adopted the Staff Report: Bill 138 – Preliminary City Comments, on November 26, 2019.

On February 28, 2020, the Province posted a regulatory proposal relating to a Community Benefits Authority (CBA) for public comment.  Municipal growth-related infrastructure funding tools, such as Section 37 contributions, Section 42 parkland dedication, and a portion of the development charges are proposed to be replaced with a Community Benefits Charge (CBC) that is to be capped based on a percentage of land value prescribed by the Province. A copy of the City’s April 20, 2020 response is available.

The City is preparing a series of fact sheets about Bill 108.  Additional fact sheets will be posted here as they become available.