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O. Reg. 509/20: COMMUNITY BENEFITS CHARGES AND PARKLAND

under Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13

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ONTARIO REGULATION 509/20

COMMUNITY BENEFITS CHARGES AND PARKLAND

Consolidation Period: From September 18, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 509/20.

Legislative History: 509/20.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Excluded development and redevelopment

1. The following are types of development or redevelopment for the purposes of clause 37 (4) (e) of the Act:

1.  Development or redevelopment of a building or structure intended for use as a long-term care home within the meaning of subsection 2 (1) of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

2.  Development or redevelopment of a building or structure intended for use as a retirement home within the meaning of subsection 2 (1) of the Retirement Homes Act, 2010.

3.  Development or redevelopment of a building or structure intended for use by any of the following post-secondary institutions for the objects of the institution:

i.  a university in Ontario that receives direct, regular and ongoing operating funding from the Government of Ontario,

ii.  a college or university federated or affiliated with a university described in subparagraph i,

iii.  an Indigenous Institute prescribed for the purposes of section 6 of the Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017.

4.  Development or redevelopment of a building or structure intended for use as a memorial home, clubhouse or athletic grounds by an Ontario branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

5.  Development or redevelopment of a building or structure intended for use as a hospice to provide end of life care.

6.  Development or redevelopment of a building or structure intended for use as residential premises by any of the following entities:

i.  a corporation without share capital to which the Corporations Act applies, that is in good standing under that Act and whose primary object is to provide housing,

Note: On the day subsection 4 (1) of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 comes into force, subparagraph 6 i of section 1 is revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg 509/20, s. 8).

i.  a corporation to which the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 applies that is in good standing under that Act and whose primary object is to provide housing,

ii.  a corporation without share capital to which the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act applies, that is in good standing under that Act and whose primary object is to provide housing,

iii.  a non-profit housing co-operative that is in good standing under the Co-operative Corporations Act.

Community benefits charge strategy, s. 37 (9) of the Act

2. A community benefits charge strategy prepared under subsection 37 (9) of the Act shall,

(a)  include estimates of the anticipated amount, type and location of development and redevelopment with respect to which community benefits charges will be imposed;

(b)  include estimates of the increase in the need for facilities, services and matters attributable to the anticipated development and redevelopment to which the community benefits charge by-law would relate;

(c)  identify the excess capacity that exists in relation to the facilities, services and matters referred to in clause (b);

(d)  include estimates of the extent to which an increase in a facility, service or matter referred to in clause (b) would benefit existing development;

(e)  include estimates of the capital costs necessary to provide the facilities, services and matters referred to in clause (b); and

(f)  identify any capital grants, subsidies and other contributions made to the municipality or that the council of the municipality anticipates will be made in respect of the capital costs referred to in clause (e).

Maximum community benefits charge, percentage

3. For the purposes of subsection 37 (32) of the Act, the prescribed percentage is four per cent.

Requirements for notice of by-law

4. (1) This section applies to,

(a)  a notice of the passing of a community benefits charge by-law under subsection 37 (13) of the Act; and

(b)  a notice of the passing of a by-law under subsection 42 (4.5) of the Act.

(2) Notice shall be given,

(a)  by personal service, fax, mail or email to,

(i)  as determined in accordance with subsection (3), every owner of land in the area to which the by-law applies,

(ii)  every person and organization that has given the clerk of the municipality a written request for notice of the passing of the by-law and has provided a return address,

(iii)  in the case of a by-law passed by the council of a lower-tier municipality, the clerk of the upper-tier municipality that the lower-tier municipality is in, and

(iv)  the secretary of every school board having jurisdiction within the area to which the by-law applies; or

(b)  by publication in a newspaper that is, in the clerk’s opinion, of sufficiently general circulation in the area to which the by-law applies to give the public reasonable notice of the passing of the by-law.

(3) For the purposes of subclause (2) (a) (i), an owner is any person who is identified as an as owner on the last revised assessment roll, subject to any written notice of a change of ownership of land the clerk of the municipality may have received.

(4) A notice given by mail to an owner shall be mailed to the address shown on the last revised assessment roll or, if applicable, to the address shown on the notice of a change of ownership of land received by the clerk.

(5) Notice shall contain the following information:

1.  A statement that the council of the municipality has passed a community benefits charge by-law or a by-law under section 42 of the Act, as the case may be, and the statement shall set out the number of the by-law and the date on which the by-law passed.

2.  A statement that any person or organization may appeal the by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under subsection 37 (17) or 42 (4.9) of the Act, as applicable, by filing with the clerk of the municipality a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

3.  The last day on which the by-law may be appealed.

4.  In the case of a notice of the passing of a community benefits charge by-law, an explanation of the community benefits charges imposed by the by-law.

5.  In the case of a notice of the passing of a by-law under section 42 of the Act, an explanation of the parkland and payment in lieu requirements imposed by the by-law.

6.  A description of the lands to which the by-law applies, a key map showing the lands to which the by-law applies, or an explanation why no description or key map is provided.

7.  The location and times during which persons may examine a copy of the by-law.

(6) For the purposes of subsection 37 (16) and 42 (4.8) of the Act, the prescribed day is,

(a)  if the notice is by publication in a newspaper, the first day on which the publication is circulated;

(b)  if the notice is given by fax, the day that the notice is faxed;

(c)  if the notice is given by mail, the day that the notice is mailed; or

(d)  if the notice is given by email, the day that the notice is emailed.

Minimum interest rate

5. (1) The minimum interest rate for the purposes of subsections 37 (29) and 42 (4.21) and (4.22) of the Act is the Bank of Canada rate on the day the by-law comes into force.

(2) If the by-law so provides, the minimum interest rate shall be updated on the first business day of every January, April, July and October to the Bank of Canada rate on that day.

Appraisals, time periods

6. (1) For the purposes of clause 37 (33) (b) of the Act, the time period is 30 days.

(2) For the purposes of subsection 37 (35) of the Act, the time period is 45 days.

(3) For the purposes of subsection 37 (39) of the Act, the time period is 60 days.

Special account, report

7. For the purposes of subsections 37 (48) and 42 (17) of the Act, the following information shall be provided to the public each year in respect of the preceding year:

1.  Statements of the opening and closing balances of the special account and of the transactions relating to the account.

2.  In respect of the special account referred to in subsection 37 (45) of the Act, statements identifying,

i.  facilities, services and matters acquired during the year with funds from the special account,

ii.  details of the amounts spent, and

iii.  for each facility, service or matter mentioned in subparagraph i, the manner in which any capital cost not funded from the special account was or will be funded.

3.  In respect of the special account referred to in subsection 42 (15) of the Act, statements identifying,

i.  land and machinery acquired during the year with funds from the special account,

ii.  buildings erected, improved or repaired during the year with funds from the special account,

iii.  details of the amounts spent, and

iv.  for each asset mentioned in subparagraphs i and ii, the manner in which any capital cost not funded from the special account was or will be funded.

4.  The amount of money borrowed from the special account and the purpose for which it was borrowed.

5.  The amount of interest accrued on any money borrowed from the special account.

8. Omitted (provides for amendments to this Regulation).

9. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

 

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