Development in the City of Toronto has changed drastically due to the following bills introduced by the Provincial Government.
Bill 23 or the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, a large omnibus bill that proposed sweeping changes to the land use planning legislation, policy pertaining to the Province's natural heritage. The Bill and its associated policies remove and weaken environmental protections and diminish the role of Ontarians in land use planning and decision-making.
Bill 23 would remove requirements for public meetings on certain planning matters. It would also remove people's right to appeal planning decisions such as zoning by-laws, minor variances and Official Plans. Communities would no longer be able to participate in, or challenge any development decisions affecting their neighbourhood, local farmland or natural areas.
It would also allow for the Minister to override municipal planning decisions and impose development.