September 2020
Reg. Registry & EBR Regulation Consultation: Proposal under Ontario Heritage Act

2020-09-23 9:25:24 AM


The Province is proposing a new regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) associated with amendments made through the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019

Consultation Timeline: September 21, 2020 - November 5, 2020 (45 days)
Ministry: Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
Proposed Effective Date: Jan 1 2021
Further details and to comment:
Proposed regulation: Consultation draft

Below summarizes at a high level what the proposed regulation would cover. For further details on the proposed regulation, see the consultation draft (it's a long one at 33 pages!).

To fulfill the intent of the Housing Supply Action Plan and bring the OHA amendments into force, the following matters are proposed to be prescribed in regulation:

1. Principles that a municipal council shall consider when making decisions under specific parts of the OHA.
2. Mandatory content for designation by-laws.
3. Events which would trigger the new 90-day timeline for issuing a notice of intention to designate and exceptions to when the timeline would apply.
4. Exceptions to the new 120-day timeline to pass a designation by-law after a notice of intention to designate has been issued.
5. Minimum requirements for complete applications for alteration or demolition of heritage properties.
6. Steps that must be taken when council has consented to the demolition or removal of a building or structure, or a heritage attribute.
7. Information and material to be provided to Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) when there is an appeal of a municipal decision to help ensure that it has all relevant information necessary to make an appropriate decision.
8. Housekeeping amendments related to amending a designation by-law and an owner's reapplication for the repeal of a designation by-law.
9. Transition provisions.


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