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Amendment to Regulation 175/15

Highway 407 East Act Amendment
Effective Date:  May 5, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 325/21

Restricted Towing Zones
Effective Date:  October 22, 2021

Enabling species at risk habitat definitions under the Endangered Species Act, 2007  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government has made regulations that move definitions of habitat under O. Reg 242/08 made under the Ontario Endangered Species Act to a Minister's regulation. This is for administrative purposes and there are no changes to the definitions.
Effective Date:  December 9, 2021

OER Percentage Adjustment

Ontario Regulation 363/16: General made under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 was amended to adjust the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) percentage from 18.9% to 17%. The changes took effect November 1, 2021. No proposal concerning these OER amendments was posted for public comment on the Regulatory Registry, as the adjustment to the OER percentage was made to ensure the average residential electricity bill remains on a stable and predictable trajectory, consistent with the government's current policy and as such did not require consultation.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 950

Proceedings Commenced By Certificate Of Offence
Effective Date:  October 21, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 273/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  December 6, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 455/07

Races, Contests, Stunts
Effective Date:  August 27, 2021

A transfer from Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation to Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation of any interest in real property set out in the Table to the paragraph, together with the assets, liabilities, rights and obligations related to the ownership or operation of the real property

The City of Kingston has requested an exemption from the Land Transfer Tax, as authorized under the Housing Services Act, 2011, for the transfer of seven social and affordable housing properties from the Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation to the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Waiver of AGCO licensing fees for cannabis retail stores on First Nation reserves

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 468/18 under the Cannabis Licence Act (2018).
Effective Date:  July 30, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 30, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  October 3, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 47/20

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  August 31, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 734

Local Roads Boards Act
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Designation of Public Service Agencies: O. Reg. 584/21 amending O. Reg. 398/93

Designation of three new agencies under the French Language Services Act
Effective Date:  August 27, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 611

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 199/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 339/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 34/06

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 620/05

Designation of Bus By-Pass Shoulders on King's Highway
Effective Date:  December 20, 2021

Amendments to Reg. 347 under the EPA relating to generation, collection, transportation and storage of waste from COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Point-of-Care Testing.

We have amended Regulation 347 to remove requirements for the collection, storage and transportation of hazardous waste generated by COVID-19 antigen testing. The waste is still required to be disposed of at approved biomedical waste disposal site.
Effective Date:  May 26, 2021

Amending Regulation 340/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  August 31, 2021

Amending Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  August 31, 2021

Amending Regulation 48/20

Photo Card Act, 2008
Effective Date:  August 31, 2021

Revoke Ontario Regulation 517/21 under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 and make a new regulation under the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Act, 2019 to continue iGaming Ontario under the new corporate statute

Ontario Regulation 517/21 under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 is revoked and a new regulation under the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Act, 2019 continues iGaming Ontario (iGO). Consequential amendments to Regulation 460 under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Regulation 336/07 under the Archives and Recordkeeping Act, 2006 are made to ensure iGO is subject to the requirements of those Acts.
Effective Date:  October 22, 2021

Notice to amend Ontario Regulation 403/02 (Debt and Financial Obligation Limits) under the Municipal Act, 2001 to extend the increased annual debt-limit rules for York Region

The province has extended the increased debt-limit rules for York Region for an additional 10 years, from its current expiry date to December 31, 2031.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to case management masters and associate judges, and other administrative amendments to the estate court rules
Effective Date:  May 28, 2021

Amendments to the Environmental Compliance Approval in respect of Sewage Works Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

We have made minor amendments to the Environmental Compliance Approval in respect of Sewage Works Regulation (O. Reg. 208/19). The amendments allow prescribed persons to make future alterations to municipal sanitary collection and stormwater works without requiring a separate approval if certain conditions are met.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 804

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 503/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 30, 2021

Restricted Towing Zones

New Ontario Regualtion
Effective Date:  April 30, 2021

New Environmental Assessment Act Regulation: Designation and Exemption for Proposed Reid Road Reservoir Quarry  (source: Environmental Registry)

A regulation has been made under the Environmental Assessment Act making the proposed Reid Road Reservoir Quarry subject to a project-specific environmental assessment process under the Act to ensure continued protection of the environment.
Effective Date:  July 30, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 363 of R.R.O. 1990 (Forms) under the Expropriations Act.

The Forms regulation (Reg. 363 of R.R.O. 1990) made under the Expropriations Act prescribes various forms for use in expropriations proceedings. A regulation amending the Forms regulation was approved on August 24, 2021 and filed on August 27, 2021. Amending regulation 585/21is available online at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900363?search=expropriations+act
Effective Date:  August 27, 2021

Designation of Public Service Agencies: O. Reg. 323/21 amending O. Reg. 398/93

Designation of one new agency under the French Language Services Act
Effective Date:  April 29, 2021

Amendments made to O. Reg. 589/17 in Respect of the Development Charges Act, 1997

The regulatory timelines associated with O. Reg. 589/17 (General) were amended
Effective Date:  March 15, 2021

Consequential Regulatory Amendments to Change the Title of "case management master" to "associate judge".

On April 19, 2021, the Legislature passed amendments to the Courts of Justice Act and other statutes to change the title of a "case management master" to that of an "associate judge" as part of Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act. As a result of these statutory amendments, consequential regulatory changes have also been made to replace all instances of "case management master" with the new title of "associate judge".
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Drivers' Licences
Effective Date:  August 3, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 620/05

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Effective Date:  August 24, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  August 30, 2021

Amendments to Reg. 347 under the EPA relating to waste from COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Point-of-Care Testing  (source: Environmental Registry)

We have amended Regulation 347 to provide exemptions for generators and carriers of waste generated by COVID-19 antigen point-of-care testing from certain administrative requirements, including registering the waste, and completing manifests in respect of the waste.
Effective Date:  May 12, 2021

Temporary suspension of gas fireplace efficiency standards  (source: Environmental Registry)

On August 4, 2021, we amended O.Reg. 509/18, made under the Electricity Act, 1998, to temporarily suspend a prohibition on standing pilot lights for gas fireplaces. This suspension will take effect for products manufactured from August 5, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Effective Date:  August 4, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 618/05

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) to reduce the time to place a defended action on a trial list and revoke obsolete timing provisions.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 424/97

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 643/05

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 950

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Ontario Electricity Rebate percentage adjustment effective November 1, 2021

Ontario Regulation 363/16, made under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 has been amended to adjust the percentage of the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) to 17% effective November 1, 2021. As a result, the average residential bill would see a monthly rebate of about $20.90.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2021

Solicitors Act, O. Reg. 563/20 "Contingency Fee Agreements"

The Ministry of the Attorney General has obtained approval to make a consequential regulatory amendment to O. Reg. 563/20 under the Solicitors Act to replace outdated references to the Legal Aid Services Act, 1998 (LASA 1998) with references to the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 (LASA 2020). The consequential amendment to O. Reg. 563/20 under the Solicitors Act will come into effect on the same day that the new LASA 2020 comes into force.
Effective Date:  September 24, 2021

O. Reg. 303/18 (Forms) under the Construction Act

Minor amendments to the forms under the Construction Act
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Humane trapping amendments to Ontario Regulation under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

To amend O. Reg. 667/98 (Trapping) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to add additional traps to the list of those certified as being compliant with the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS).
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Administrative Changes to Regulations under the Environmental Assessment Act

The administrative changes to regulations under the Environmental Assessment Act have been approved as proposed
Effective Date:  December 14, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 555/06

Hours of Service
Effective Date:  October 21, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 608

Restricted use of Left Lanes by commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective Date:  September 3, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 455/07

Amend speed limits on various provincial highways
Effective Date:  June 4, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 620/05

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Effective Date:  September 3, 2021

Consequential regulatory amendment to O. Reg. 389/95: Application of the Corporations Act, under the Centennial Centre of Science and Technology Act, in anticipation of proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.

The consequential amendment is required in anticipation of proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). ONCA is replacing the Corporations Act to govern much of Ontario's not-for-profit sector including the Centennial Centre of Science and Technology (commonly known as Ontario Science Centre). The amendment replaces references to the Corporations Act with appropriate references to the ONCA.
Effective Date:  October 19, 2021

Consequential regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 672/00: Ontario Media Development Corporation and O. Reg. 618/98: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation under the Development Corporations Act, in anticipation of proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.

The consequential amendments are required in anticipation of proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). ONCA is replacing the Corporations Act to govern much of Ontario's not-for-profit sector including Ontario Media Development Corporation and Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation. The amendments replace references to the Corporations Act with appropriate references to the ONCA.
Effective Date:  October 19, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 630

Vehicles on Controlled-Access Highways
Effective Date:  August 12, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 627

Use of Controlled-Access Highways by Pedestrians
Effective Date:  August 12, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 95

Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 4, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 75/08

Regulatory Modernization Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 1023

St. Lawrence Parks Commission Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 418/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 619

Amend speed limits on various provincial highways
Effective Date:  July 28, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 587

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 613

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 156/18: General Matters under the Authority of the Minister under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.

Amendments to update Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 156/18 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to include a new version date for the Formal Complaint to a Society's Internal Complaints Review Panel (ICRP) form in the regulation.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 370/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA)

Ontario Regulation 370/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 was amended to update the Household Income Limits (HILs) and High Need Income Limits (HNILs). The updated HILs and HNILs are based on information provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as required under the Social Housing Agreement, 1999.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) authorizing email service on the Crown and related entities as an alternative to personal service.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2021

Police Record Checks Reform Act Regulation Amendment to Remove Reference to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Effective January 1, 2022, the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act (CVCA), which establishes the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) and for which the Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible, will be repealed. Therefore, a consequential amendment to O. Reg 347/18 under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA) has been made to revoke s.16 "Criminal Injuries Compensation Board."
Effective Date:  September 24, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 194/16

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 5, 2021

Amendments to Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Amendment to Regulation 402: Chickens - Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act that provides the negotiating agency established under the regulation with authority to negotiate charges, costs or expenses related to emergency euthanasia caused by COVID-19 related processing capability reductions.
Effective Date:  March 19, 2021

Amending Regulation 277/99

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

O. Reg. 110/21 under the Estates Act (Small Estates).

New regulation to prescribe the maximum value of a small estate for the purposes of the Estates Act.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 227/16

Hot Lanes
Effective Date:  November 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 757/20

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 5, 2021

O. Reg. 304/18 (General) under the Construction Act

Amendment to O. Reg. 304/18 (General) under the Construction Act
Effective Date:  March 31, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 829

Niagara Parks Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Amending Regulation 26/05

Travel Industry Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 407/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to masters and case management masters.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to extend dairy plant licences and grader certificates. The amendments also replace a reference to the revoked Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act and correct an amendment error made in 2018.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2021

Amending Regulation 381/02

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amendment to a regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to clarify the market rent index for use in 2021 subsidy payments to housing providers

The Market Rent Index (MRI) is one of the variables that Service Managers use to calculate subsidies to housing providers who operate housing projects under Part VII of the Housing Services Act, 2011.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Community Involvement Graduation Requirements - Removal of Requirement for Paper-based Forms

Update the policy for the community involvement graduation requirement to permit school boards to develop their own processes for collecting, recording and validating hours, including electronic/digital processes and allowing electronic signatures that validate students' hours.
Effective Date:  April 15, 2021

A new regulation under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 to establish the iGaming lottery subsidiary of the AGCO and amendments to O. Reg 78/12 under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 to exempt certain suppliers and gaming assistants from having to be registered under the Act for iGaming

A new regulation under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 establishes a lottery subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to conduct and manage the province's internet gaming (iGaming) framework. Amendments to O. Reg 78/12 under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 exempt non-gaming related suppliers and gaming assistants from requiring registration under the Act for iGaming.
Effective Date:  July 6, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 133/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Housekeeping amendments to Administration of Justice Act regulations

Housekeeping amendments to O. Reg. 2/05 and O. Reg. 43/05 and revocation of R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 10, all made under the Administration of Justice Act
Effective Date:  August 27, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 347/07

Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act
Effective Date:  June 7, 2021

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 826/90 to change the area subject to development control under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act

The purpose of this proposed amendment is to modernize the format of the regulation from text-based meets and bounds descriptions to a digital map of the area of development control, and in the process increase precision and correct errors.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Amending Regulation 555/06

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amendment to Regulation

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 21, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 863

Off-Road Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulations 369/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA) and 394/10 under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA)

Ontario Regulations 369/11 and 394/10 under the HSA and RTA were amended to remove references to the Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation (OMHC) in both regulations as a result of the OMHC being dissolved on March 31, 2021.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2021

Amending Regulation 595

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Highway Traffic Act

Amendment to Regulation 619
Effective Date:  February 10, 2021

Local Roads Board Act

Amend limits of Local Roads Areas
Effective Date:  February 12, 2021

Amending Regulation 199/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amending Regulation 424/97

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amending Regulation 413/05

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 381/98

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) establishing a simplified small estate process
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court)

Amendments to O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court) authorizing and establishing new electronic processes in Small Claims Court proceedings.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2021

O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court)

Amendments to O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court) relating to the electronic filing and issuance of documents
Effective Date:  May 24, 2021

Amendment to a Regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to exempt the transfer of two Designated Housing Projects in Kirkland Lake from the application of the Land Transfer Tax Act

The transfer of two Designated Housing Projects from Kirkland Lake Non-Profit Housing Corporation (60 Fifth St; 165-175-185-190 Pollock Ave) to Timiskaming District Housing Corporation will be exempted from land transfer tax.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 619

speed limits
Effective Date:  October 12, 2021

Regulatory Amendments to Extend Certain Timelines for Ontario's Cultural Media Tax Credits Due to COVID-19

The regulatory amendments extend certain timelines for the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and Ontario Production Services Tax Credit. The amendments also update certain regulatory provisions for the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit as a consequence of amendments made to the Taxation Act, 2007.
Effective Date:  February 12, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 141/21

Cargo Power Assisted Bicycles
Effective Date:  April 29, 2021

Amendment to a Regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to exempt the transfer of a Designated Housing Project in St. Catharines from the application of the Land Transfer Tax Act

The Regional Municipality of Niagara is a Service Manager responsible under the Housing Services Act, 2011 for the administration of community housing within its boundaries.
Effective Date:  March 19, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) to align with recent changes to civil rules and forms and to make other administrative changes
Effective Date:  April 6, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) establishing electronic processes in the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

1. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT 2. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CORPORATIONS ACT 3. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATIONS ACT 4. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CONDOMINIUM ACT, 1998

These regulatory amendments extend the "temporary suspension period" during which temporary legislative provisions under the Business Corporations Act, Corporations Act, Co-operative Corporations Act and Condominium Act, 1998 to enable corporations governed under one of these statutes to call and hold virtual meetings, notwithstanding certain restrictions or requirements, are effective until December 31, 2021.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 421/12 Barber Fee Exemption under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

Amendment to O. Reg. 421/12 under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 to extend the membership fee exemption for individuals who held a Barber Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) under previous apprenticeship and skilled trades legislation. The exemption will now expire on January 1, 2022.
Effective Date:  April 8, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 141/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 181/21

Building Transit Faster Act
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to estate court rules 74 and 75
Effective Date:  January 8, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  December 8, 2021

Amendments to the Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure regulation (O.Reg. 588/17)

Amendments made in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic related operational issues experienced by municipalities
Effective Date:  March 15, 2021

Amendment to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) to revise the process for fixing the method of attendance for out-of-court steps in a proceeding.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 473/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  November 5, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 601

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 45/20

Amend Time Periods
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Drivers licences
Effective Date:  April 6, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 473/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 340/94

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 24, 2021

Amending Regulation 473/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  August 31, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 682/21

Building Transit Faster Act, 2020
Effective Date:  September 28, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 189/09

Amend municipalities
Effective Date:  October 13, 2021

Streamlining Low-Risk sewage project approvals  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing regulatory changes under the Ontario Water Resources Act to exempt certain low risk sewage works from requiring an Environmental Compliance Approval. The proposed changes would reduce regulatory burden on businesses while ensuring that environmental protection is maintained.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Strengthening the Retirement Homes Act, 2010

The Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (the "Act") sets out the standards and requirements for licensed retirement homes. The Act contains a fundamental principle that states, "a retirement home is to be operated so that it is a place where residents live with dignity, respect, privacy and autonomy, in security, safety and comfort and can make informed choices about their care options."
Effective Date:  December 9, 2021

Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021

The Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021, a schedule to an omnibus bill entitled Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021, if passed, would govern the long-term care sector and repeal and replace the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. The proposed legislation includes measures in three key areas: improving staffing and care, protecting residents through better accountability, enforcement and transparency, and building modern, safe, comfortable homes for our seniors.
Effective Date:  December 9, 2021

Proposed Amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act

OMAFRA is proposing amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act which if approved, would clarify and codify the existing functions of the Minister and clarify OMAFRA's authorities to collect use and disclose information related to agriculture, food and rural affairs.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Public Health Ontario Board Appointment Process

The Ministry of Health proposes to amend the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Act, 2007 to provide authority for the Lieutenant Governor in Council to appoint and designate the subsequent Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Board of Directors for Public Health Ontario for the purpose of aligning Board appointment processes across all ministry board-governed operational agencies.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Clarifying the authority to change the classes of projects to which a class environmental assessment process applies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a minor amendment to the Environmental Assessment Act to make it clearer that the authority to amend a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) and a Class EA approval, includes changing the types (or classes) of projects that can follow a Class EA
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to Reduce Red-Tape for the harvest of Crown forest resources for personal use

We are proposing changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to reduce red-tape for clients in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Recovery of Minerals  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to the Mining Act to support the recovery of minerals at current operating, closed or abandoned mine sites in Ontario through reprocessing of minerals, including critical minerals.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Northern Services Boards Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.28 Amendment

Under Ontario's Open for Business initiative, an amendment to the Northern Services Boards Act (NSBA) is recommended to remove the requirement that notices of meetings and minutes be posted in six (6) conspicuous locations and only require posting in at least one physical location and, if available, require electronic positing of notices and meeting minutes by established Local Service Boards (LSBs).
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Professional Foresters Act

We are proposing changes to the Professional Foresters Act to improve the delivery of professional forestry in Ontario in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Supporting Volunteers Under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015

Amendments are being proposed to the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 that would: set a definition of "volunteer" to clarify the eligibility for supports under the PRCRA; require police services to conduct and provide the results of Criminal Record Checks and Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks for volunteers at no charge and provide up to five free copies of the results; expand the Lieutenant Governor in Council's regulation-making authority.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Amendment to the Development Charges Act, 1997 to extend the 10-year planned level of service to 20 years for the Yonge North Subway Extension (YNSE)

The proposed development charge DC amendment would treat the YNSE separately from other transit services, for the purposes of calculating and collecting DCs. The proposed amendment would extend the time horizon for the planned level of service for the YNSE under the Development Charges Act from 10 to 20 years. This proposed change would better position York Region to fund its portion of the YNSE costs, by enabling more of the eligible growth-related costs of the YNSE to be recovered through DCs
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Retention of Proceeds from Testing Activities on Leases and Patented Lands  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to the Mining Act to allow lessees, licensees and owners of mining lands to sell and retain the proceeds from materials extracted for the purposes of testing without the requirement for a mine production closure plan to have first been filed.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Proposal to amend the Public Lands Act to support red tape reduction

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to amend the Public Lands Act to reduce red-tape for clients in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill. Changes to the Act will improve customer service and government efficiency, reduce unnecessary burdens and provide a greater ability to make public lands available for economic and resource-based development opportunities, particularly in the North.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2021

Enabling Municipalities to Enter into Special Loan Agreements with the Canada Infrastructure Bank for Capital Needs

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The amendments would enable Ontario municipalities to enter into special conditional loan agreements for long-term borrowing for capital purposes with the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Effective Date:  December 10, 2021

Proposed amendment to the GO Transit Service Area Regulation under the Metrolinx Act to expand the GO Transit service area to Southwestern Ontario.

The proposed regulatory amendment, if approved, would allow Metrolinx to expand GO train service to Southwestern Ontario. The expanded GO train service is expected to fill transit service gaps in Southwestern Ontario due to VIA rail and bus service suspensions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal would see GO train service expanded to London, Stratford, and St. Marys, which are all currently outside of the GO Transit service area defined in O. Reg. 189/09.
Effective Date:  October 13, 2021

Proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 484/09: Grain - Plan and O. Reg. 485/09: Grain - Marketing.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 484/09 (Grain - Plan) and Ontario Regulation 485/09 (Grain - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Effective Date:  November 25, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 826 to add the Pleasant View Survey lands in the Niagara Escarpment Plan area in the City of Hamilton to the area of development control  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 826 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act to add the Pleasant View Survey to the area of development Control.
Effective Date:  September 10, 2021

Centre Jules-Léger Consortium Meetings Regulation

Proposed new regulation respecting meeting requirements for the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC).
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Animal Shelter Ownership Authority under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SolGen) is proposing to modify the list of prescribed organizations in O. Reg. 447/19 that can assume ownership of animals where the owner or custodian of the animal is not identified or has not claimed the animal. This is to provide these animal sheltering organizations and the public with clarity and consistency in who can take ownership of found, abandoned or unclaimed animals.
Effective Date:  September 8, 2021

Proposed regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to modernize the legislative framework of beverage alcohol to make it easier for businesses and consumers to understand the rules, clearly separate the LCBO's operational function from the AGCO's regulatory function, reduce red tape, and increase flexibility for businesses to reflect the changing landscape of beverage alcohol.
Effective Date:  November 29, 2021

Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to allow for vertical bulk tanks on farm (Milk Silos).

At the request of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to allow for the storage of milk in vertical bulk tanks on-farm. The proposed amendments would provide producers with greater flexibility in storing larger amounts of cow and goat milk on-farm without having to increase their building footprint, while maintaining food safety and quality requirements.
Effective Date:  December 22, 2021

Amendments to support transition and implementation of Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing additional amendments to further support industry's transition from the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) to Ontario's emissions performance standards (EPS) program, as well as the administration and enforcement of the program, by clarifying certain compliance and reporting requirements.
Effective Date:  October 22, 2021

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00

The ministry is looking for input to make a change to the current wine standards rules by adding the Glera grape variety to the list of authorized grapes used for wine produced in Ontario and eligible for approval by Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario, Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority.
Effective Date:  August 11, 2021

Empowering the Municipality of Shuniah to make decisions on certain applications under the Planning Act

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower the Municipality of Shuniah in relation to three areas of land use planning authority
Effective Date:  December 1, 2021

Proposed amendments to wastewater operator licensing regulation to address impacts of emergencies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes that would give the ministry and owners and operators of wastewater facilities the tools they need to act quickly to ensure waterways in Ontario are protected during an emergency, such as providing wastewater facility owners with temporary staffing options and extending operator licences.
Effective Date:  December 3, 2021

Proposed amendments to drinking water operator and water quality analyst certification regulation to address impacts of emergencies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes that would give the ministry and drinking water systems the tools they need to act quickly to help ensure the province's drinking water is protected during an emergency, such as providing systems with temporary staffing options, and operators with temporary relief from training and certification requirements.
Effective Date:  December 3, 2021

Amendment to O. Reg 386/99 to Enable Delivery of Home Care by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

The government is proposing to amend O.Reg. 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) to enable the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to deliver home care services in the same manner as the Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain to this client population in the Champlain region in the same framework that applies to Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain.
Effective Date:  September 10, 2021

Regulatory Proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

New regulations have been finalized to focus conservation authorities on their core mandate by prescribing mandatory programs and services they must provide, give municipalities greater control over what conservation authority programs and services they will fund, and consolidate "Conservation Areas" regulations.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2021

New Minister's Fee Regulation for the Proposed Modernization of Property Information Program

The proposed Modernization of Property Information (MPI) program is intended to allow the public to place an online request for property-related information held by the ministry to determine the availability of records for a particular property. The ministry is proposing to charge a fee of $65 per request to cover the costs of developing and operating this new service.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 555/20 under the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA). The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Waive the requirement for select First Nations schools to provide documentation to the ministry demonstrating school eligibility under the Reciprocal Education Approach (REA)

Regulatory amendment to O. Reg. 261/19 (Reciprocal Education Approach) under the Education Act to waive the requirement for schools in Table 2 of section 3 of the regulation to provide documentation to the ministry that demonstrates school eligibility for the REA.
Effective Date:  June 10, 2021

Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021 & Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021

The Ministry of Transportation is soliciting public comment on proposed legislative and regulatory changes that would, if passed, help protect people and families by targeting those who engage in stunt driving and unsafe, high-risk driving as well as to protect vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and highway workers, improve truck safety, and strengthen provincial oversight of the towing sector.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Amendment of the Mining Act to enable a more streamlined approach to authorizing the sale of end product from bulk samples  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to amend the Mining Act to enable regulations to establish a "permit by rule" model, allowing claim holders to sell the end product of a bulk sample, and retain proceeds, provided that certain conditions are met. This will provide proponents with clarity and certainty regarding the retention of proceeds from bulk samples and will facilitate early exploration and advanced exploration projects.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Proposal to Establish a Public Registry for licences of occupation.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to amend the Mining Act to establish a public registry for licences of occupation, so the public can more easily access the Ministry's information. The registry would be accessible through the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS).
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several legislative amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020. The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Eliminating Renewable Energy Requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to repeal sections of the Electricity Act, 1998 (EA) and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) that were introduced under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 to promote and prioritize the development of renewable energy. Ontario has built a clean energy supply. Prioritizing renewable generation is no longer appropriate. Going forward, Ontario will ensure value for ratepayers by allowing all resources to compete to meet system needs.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Updating the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation's (NOHFC) Forms Repository

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) has created a single, dynamic NOHFC application form in the Forms Repository related to funding opportunities for Northern Ontario businesses and communities. ENDM updated the single dynamic application form with the launch of renewed programs in February 2021.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Proposed changes to certain land division provisions in the Planning Act

The government is proposing changes to the Planning Act related to control of the division of land (subdivision control, plans of subdivision, consents and validations), as well as other housekeeping or consequential changes to the Act.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Improving hunter reporting compliance through financial penalties

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing an amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, to provide the regulation making authority to set a financial penalty for hunters who do not submit mandatory reports required by the regulations. This would provide an alternative tool to promote hunter reporting compliance. Subsequent regulatory amendments would be required to implement the penalty, including setting the amount and the circumstances where it would apply.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 as part of the Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Ellsin Environmental Ltd. Sault Ste. Marie tire waste thermal treatment facility  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposal for a new regulation that would allow Ellsin Environmental to increase the amount of tires they can thermally treat daily
Effective Date:  July 30, 2021

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects from Section 92 (Leave to Construct) approval  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects that are not expected to have a significant ratepayer impact from the requirement to obtain Section 92 (electricity Leave to Construct) approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). This will remove a regulatory hurdle for project proponents.
Effective Date:  July 13, 2021

Amending Regulation 871: Composition and Procedure of the Board of the Ontario Food Terminal Act

The Ontario Food Terminal Board (Board) is proposing to amend Regulation 871 to remove prescriptive requirements related to Board size and quorum.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015.

Regulatory amendments to improve the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)'s Entrepreneur stream
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed Regulation Prescribing Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as a Priority Transit Project under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) introduces measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the priority transit projects identified in the "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA", and any other projects prescribed through regulation. MTO is proposing to establish a Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation that would prescribe Hamilton LRT Project as a priority transit project for the purpose of the BTFA.
Effective Date:  September 28, 2021

Amendment of O. Regulation 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

Ministry of Health proposing an amendment to name Ontario Health as a "Prescribed Person" (i.e. a Prescribed Registry) in respect of its planned operation of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry, replacing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth currently identified in the regulation under its former name, "Cardiac Care Network".) Cardiac Care Network would be removed and Ontario Health would be designated as operator of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2021

Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to extend the Natural Gas Expansion Program, a program that provides financial support to help natural gas companies expand natural gas distribution in communities that are not currently connected to the natural gas system. We are doing this to help make energy more affordable for rural, northern, and Indigenous communities in Ontario.
Effective Date:  June 8, 2021

Updating of the Income Eligibility Thresholds for the Seniors Co-payment Program

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would update the income eligibility thresholds for the Seniors Co-payment Program in order to reflect increases in cost-of-living and seniors' income supports in Ontario.
Effective Date:  August 1, 2021

Amending the Distribution Rate Protection Regulation

This proposed regulatory amendment would amend Ontario Regulation 198/17 (Distribution Rate-Protected Residential Consumers) to reduce pressures on program costs.
Effective Date:  May 20, 2021

Amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to remove the 10-day registry waiting period for existing shore land erosion control structures

Regulatory proposal to amend the Public Land Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to reduce the waiting period from 10 to zero days between registration and commencement for the maintenance, repair or replacement of existing shore land erosion control structures that meet the rules in regulation and are registered with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Effective Date:  April 15, 2021

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use.
Effective Date:  January 7, 2021

Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP)  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking input on our proposed draft regulation for hazardous and special products (HSP), under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, that would require producers of hazardous and special products, such as paints, pesticides, solvents, oil filters, antifreeze and pressurized containers, to collect, manage or promote the recycling or proper disposal of these products at end-of-life.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 79/10, Long-Term Care Homes Act, for Enhancing Cooling Requirements in Long-Term Care Homes

Ministry of Long-Term Care considering regulatory amendments to enhance cooling requirements in long-term care homes to improve safety & comfort of residents. Proposal includes requirement for air conditioning or equivalent mechanical cooling systems in designated cooling areas & refined regulatory approach to clarify requirements for licensees to better protect residents from hot weather-related concerns. Residents would be protected from unacceptably high temperatures.
Effective Date:  May 15, 2021

Police Record Checks Reform Act, Exemptions Proposal

This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements, which are set out in the regulation
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposal to amend R.R.O 1990, Reg. 18 - General under the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act (ATDIA).

As part of government's plan to create a more competitive business environment, OMAFRA is proposing to eliminate fees of $50 or less in Reg. 18. The proposal will save businesses the cost of the fees and the administrative cost associated with the issuing of cheques. Public protection oversight will not be reduced as a result of these changes. Businesses that were required to be licensed before would still need to be licensed. OMAFRA will also retain the legal authority to conduct inspections.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Improvements to Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program (Phase 2: New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing a regulation under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017. The proposed regulation would establish a code of ethics, a discipline committee and an appeals committee - a framework that would address complaints to better protect consumers and hold licensees accountable for their action. The ministry is also proposing an amendment to the General Regulation to improve the information published on the Ontario Builder Directory.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Proposal to Modernize Regulatory Requirements for Part VII - Notices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to streamline the prescribed written reporting requirements into a single regulation that would apply to all workplaces covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Improvements to Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program (ONHWPA Phase 2)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposed regulation changes under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. These changes would 1) address matters relating to a simplified warranty claims process; 2) establish a mediation process for warranty claim disputes; and 3) specify duties of the ombudsperson (the New Home Ombuds) that include a focus on helping consumers.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal Consultation  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing a new Minister's Regulation that would implement recent amendments to the Drainage Act. The proposed new Minister's Regulation would reduce burden, streamline approvals and address stakeholder concerns while maintaining environmental standards.
Effective Date:  June 30, 2021

Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to revoke O. Reg. 274/18 - Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities, which placed provincial siting restrictions on renewable energy generation facilities (Projects) in relation to residential areas and agricultural land. As a result of the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2019 (GERA), municipal authority over the siting of new Projects has been fully restored. The regulation is effectively spent and no longer applies to any Projects.
Effective Date:  June 9, 2021

Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to revoke O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections. This regulation prescribes preferential timelines for renewable energy projects seeking complex grid connection assessments and related reporting requirements for Local Distribution Companies and the Independent Electricity System Operator. Ontario has built a clean energy supply. A competitive energy future will ensure value for ratepayers. Placing priority on renewable generation is no longer appropriate.
Effective Date:  June 10, 2021

Amendments to Transition Ontario Industrial Facilities from the Federal Output-Based Pricing System to Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards Program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory amendments and amendments to incorporated documents to support the transition of Ontario industrial facilities from compliance obligations under the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) to the Ontario emissions performance standards (EPS) program.
Effective Date:  October 22, 2021

Proposal to amend O. Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to further harmonize our efficiency standards with those of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) so we are proposing to add five new products to Ontario's product and appliance energy efficiency regulation, and to modify existing requirements for televisions to harmonize with NRCan.
Effective Date:  January 29, 2021

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

The Ministry of Health is proceeding with posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period October 31 to December 30, 2020. The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA will name the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) as a prescribed ministry for purposes of section 46 of PHIPA.
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

A proposal under the Endangered Species Act to enable use of the Species at Risk Conservation Fund and to streamline authorizations for certain activities that impact species at risk, while maintaining protections for species at risk.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing new regulations to enable use of the Species at Risk Conservation Fund (the Fund) and to establish a provincial agency to administer the Fund. We are also proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 242/08 to streamline Endangered Species Act authorizations by amending certain conditional exemptions.
Effective Date:  December 9, 2021

College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) Spousal Exception Regulations

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) are proposing regulations to permit their members to treat their spouses.
Effective Date:  October 22, 2021

Amendments to Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP) have requested that the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) amend the cost of production formula under Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing), which provides for the control and regulation of the producing and marketing of chickens in Ontario.
Effective Date:  February 5, 2021

Streamlining Recordkeeping Requirements for Pharmacies and Dispensing Physicians under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

The proposed regulatory amendments would enable most recordkeeping requirements for pharmacies and dispensing physicians to be set out in the Ontario Drug Programs Reference Manual to streamline recordkeeping requirements into one document for ease of implementation.
Effective Date:  February 18, 2021

A proposed regulation, and proposed regulatory amendments, to make producers responsible for operating blue box programs  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) to make producers responsible for blue box programs and also proposing to make amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/94: Recycling and Composting of Municipal Waste to sunset municipal obligations to run blue box systems after transition to full producer responsibility.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2021

Proposed Delegation Regulation under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) came into force, introducing measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the four priority projects identified in Ontario's "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA." The Ministry of Transportation is seeking to delegate the following functions under the BTFA from the Minister to Metrolinx: corridor development permits; entering lands; compensation; enforcement; and administration.
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act for combined heat and power systems that use natural gas or wood biomass as fuel  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal would align approval requirements with the level of risk. We are proposing to amend regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act to streamline permissions for combined heat and power systems or power only systems.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Regulatory proposal for province-wide implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas distributors to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD).
Effective Date:  September 2, 2021

Changes to Ontario's Net Metering Regulation to Support Community-Based Energy Systems  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to Ontario's net metering regulation that allow for demonstration of community net metering projects. Building on the current net metering framework, community net metering would support the development of innovative projects such as net-zero communities using distributed energy resources.
Effective Date:  September 28, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General) and Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance)
Effective Date:  March 8, 2021

Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training)

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to amend O. Reg. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) to recognize alternative methods of fall protection training.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Improving Access to Exceptional Access Program Drugs for Ontarians Living Near Manitoba and Quebec Borders

A proposed new Minister's regulation to make Quebec and Manitoba physicians and nurses who have the authority to prescribe drugs "authorized prescribers" for the purposes of Ontario's Exceptional Access Program.
Effective Date:  June 14, 2021

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to make modifications to Environmental Activity and Sector Registry requirements and exemptions for low risk short-term water taking activities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to streamline permissions for certain low risk short-term water taking activities. The proposed regulatory amendments would reduce regulatory burden while ensuring that human health and the environment are protected.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Prescribing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 for the purposes of subsection 40(1) under that Act.

The Ministry is proposing to prescribe CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the CCA for the purposes of subsection 40(1) of that Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

A proposal to amend regulations under the Mining Act (the "Act") regarding the closure plan amendment 45-day service standard.  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to the following regulations to update cross-referencing and to change language to maintain consistency with the Act. These changes will allow for the amendments to the Act to be proclaimed. • O. Reg 240/00 (under the Mining Act) • O. Reg 308/12 (under the Mining Act) • O. Reg 681/94 (under the Environmental Bill of Rights) • O. Reg 242/08 (under the Endangered Species Act)
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (Act).

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015: • Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) • Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters)
Effective Date:  March 15, 2021

Consultation on Topics Related to Future Changes to Tarion

Tarion is seeking public input on several proposed regulatory changes to support the implementation of changes made to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as a result of the passage of the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020. Changes would also support the proposed designation of a regulatory authority under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2021

Phase 1 Regulations (Support the Overhaul of Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program), Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. These proposed regulations must be in place before the proposed future regulator of new home builders and vendors can begin operations by February 2021. We are also seeking input to support the creation of a future regulation that could make it easier for a homeowner to submit a warranty claim to Tarion by clarifying the evidence required by a claimant.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2021

Phase 1 Regulations (Support the Overhaul of Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program), New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017. The proposed regulations, if passed, would support the establishment of a new regulator for new home builders and vendors.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2021

Proposed consequential amendments to Regulations under the Food Safety and Quality Act, Beef Cattle Marketing Act, Nutrient Management Act and Livestock Community Sales Act.

As a result of the implementation of the federal Safe Food for Canadians Act and regulations, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to update provincial regulations to reflect the new federal regulatory scheme, where it is referenced in OMAFRA regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed regulation amendment to establish a Local Forest Management Corporation for the Temagami Forest Management Unit under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011  (source: Environmental Registry)

This proposal seeks approval to establish a second Local Forest Management Corporation (LFMC) in Ontario, to be referred to as Temagami Forest Management Corporation (TFMC), through regulation amendment under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011 (OFTMA). The Temagami LFMC would hold a Sustainable Forest Licence and carry out forest management responsibilities on the Temagami Forest.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 247/99 (Potatoes - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

At the request of the Ontario Potato Board, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 247/99 (Potatoes - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Effective Date:  June 17, 2021

Draft Regulations to Support the Transfer of Regulatory Authority for Syndicated Mortgage Investments

The Ministry of Finance is posting for consultation, draft regulations under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act (MBLAA) to support the transfer of regulatory authority for non-qualified syndicated mortgage investments sold to non-permitted clients from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Removing the timing requirements for releasing Ontario's next long-term energy plan by revoking Ontario Regulation 355/17  (source: Environmental Registry)

A critical piece to fixing Ontario's electricity system is improving the process of long-term energy planning. In response to preliminary discussions with industry, we propose revoking Reg. 355/17 to begin consultation with industry partners to develop an improved long-term energy planning framework that will prioritize system reliability and affordability
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposal to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease entering Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to implement additional measures reducing the risk that chronic wasting disease may enter Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposal to exempt various Ministry of Transportation projects from the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

See Environmental Registry Proposal Notice (019-1883)
Effective Date:  October 7, 2021

Updating Ontario's Water Quantity Management Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes for managing water takings to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and to ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and for future generations.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991

Description: The Ontario College of Pharmacists is proposing regulatory amendments to allow pharmacists to: 1. Administer the influenza vaccine to children as young as 2 years old; 2. Renew prescriptions in quantities of up to a year's supply; and 3. Administer certain substances by injection and/or inhalation for purposes that are in addition to patient education and demonstration.
Effective Date:  November 9, 2021

Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA). These proposals would streamline requirements for fur dealers, enable persons to hold both a trapping and fur dealers licence, simplify the process for airports to remove deer and elk in protection of property and public safety, and enable the use of firearms at night for dispatch of trapped furbearing mammals by licensed trappers.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Digital health interoperability - proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04

The proposed regulation would make amendments to the PHIPA Regulation relating to interoperability specifications that pertain to digital health assets.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of schedules, 6, 7 and 8 of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 and the proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of schedules, 6, 7 and 8 of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 and the proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
Effective Date:  October 19, 2021

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA), including: 1. General Regulation related to technical matters; and 2. Corporations Sole Regulation to prescribe provisions that apply to corporations sole (i.e. a corporation constituted in a single person who, in right of some office or function, has corporate status).
Effective Date:  October 19, 2021

Early Access to Land for Environmental Studies on Transmission Projects  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to give the Ontario Energy Board the authority to grant, under specific circumstances, earlier access to land to electricity transmission project proponents for the purpose of conducting preliminary environmental studies prior to applying for Leave to Construct.
Effective Date:  January 27, 2021

Amendments to O. Reg. 306/09 (Tobacco - Plan) and O. Reg. 208/09 (Tobacco- Powers of the Local Board) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

At the request of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 306/09 (Tobacco - Plan) and O. Reg. 208/09 (Tobacco- Powers of the Local Board) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Effective Date:  April 19, 2021

Proposal for a new regulation: Ontario Regulation made under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 - Engagement with the Francophone Community under section 44 of the Act

The Ministry of Health is proposing a new regulation under section 44 of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) concerning engagement with the Francophone community. The proposed regulation would specify French language health planning entities and set out the duties of Ontario Health in engaging and collaborating with the French language health planning entities.
Effective Date:  March 18, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03 - General) under the Nutrient Management Act to Support On-Farm Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

The province is proposing amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03 - General) under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA) to expand the regulatory framework for on-farm Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facilities.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed changes to black bear hunting regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to implement a regular spring black bear season, shorten the Bruce Peninsula black bear hunting season, and make other minor updates to black bear regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

The CASLPO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 21/12 (General) made under the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991.
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

Proposed Repeal of the Livestock Medicines Act and Replacement with Streamlined Regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009 to continue the sale of designated livestock medicines in licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets

To protect animal health and ensure livestock farmers have ongoing access to designated livestock medicines, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to replace the existing Livestock Medicines Act and Regulation 730 with a new streamlined regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

College of Denturists of Ontario

Proposed Spousal Exemption Regulation made under the Denturism Act, 1991
Effective Date:  October 22, 2021