Section 37: An Essential Tool for Building Healthier Neighbourhoods helps explain Section 37 of the Planning Act and its role as an essential tool for building healthy neighbourhoods.

Section 37 of the Planning Act permits the City to authorize increases in permitted height and/or density through the zoning bylaw in return for community benefits, provided that there are related Official Plan policies in place (section 5.1.1 of the Official Plan as well as certain area-specific policies).