Minimum Maintence Standards Regulation (MMS)
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
City of Toronto Act, 2006/ Municipal Act, 2001
Summary of Decision:
The MMS were revised to take into account municipal road liability issues that arose in the ensuing five year period and added a new section on sidewalk obstructions.
September 8, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
The MMS for Municipal Highways regulation came into force under the Municipal Act at the end of 2001, and was later continued under the Municipal Act 2001, when that statute repealed the old Municipal Act. The application of the MMS to the City of Toronto was continued in Ontario Regulation 612/06 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, commencing January 1, 2007. As required by the regulation, after five years the Ministry of Transportation undertook a review of the MMS. The Ministry asked the Ontario Good Roads Association (“OGRA”) to take the lead on the MMS review, and a Task Force was set up with representatives from MTO, OGRA, municipalities, the insurance industry, and the legal and engineering professions as members. The revised standards were enacted in February 2010.
Passenger and Municipal Policy Office
777 Bay St, 30th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J8
February 18, 2010