Regulation - Minister

Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Planning Act
Summary of Decision:
To address the need for better affordable housing choices, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 proposed amendments to the Planning Act that would enable municipalities to use inclusionary zoning through the land-use planning system. Based on input received on this proposal, matters were considered for regulatory proposals.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
December 18, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 (Bill 7) was introduced on September 14, 2016 and received Royal Assent on December 8, 2016. Schedule 4 of Bill 7 amended the Planning Act to enable municipalities to adopt official plan policies and to pass zoning by-laws related to inclusionary zoning. Subsections 2(1) and (3) and 3(3) and Sections 7 and 8 of Schedule 4 of Bill 7 came into force on the day Royal Assent was given. Otherwise, Schedule 4 would come into force on a day to be named if proclaimed.

The legislation would, if proclaimed, also enable the Minister to make regulations under the Planning Act to provide direction on a variety of matters related to inclusionary zoning.
This summary sets out the proposed regulatory content related to inclusionary zoning if Schedule 4 is proclaimed.
Contact Address:
Effective Date:
April 11, 2018