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filed April 16, 2020 under Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8

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ontario regulation 160/20

made under the

Highway Traffic Act

Made: April 16, 2020
Filed: April 16, 2020
Published on e-Laws: April 17, 2020
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 2, 2020

Exemption from Reduced Load Period Weight Limits


1. In this Regulation, a reference to a geographic area is a reference to a geographic area named and described in Schedule 1 to Ontario Regulation 180/03 (Division of Ontario into Geographic Areas) made under the Territorial Division Act, 2002.


2. Section 122 of the Act does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle or trailer if it is operating on a designated highway in a geographic area listed in section 3 and is carrying a load, or being operated for the purpose of carrying a load, listed in section 4.

Geographic areas

3. The geographic areas mentioned in section 2 are the following:

1. The geographic areas of Brant, Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Dufferin, Durham, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Haldimand, Halton, Hamilton, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Niagara, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxford, Peel, Perth, Peterborough, Prince Edward, Simcoe, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington or York.

2. The part of each of the following geographic areas that is south of that part of the King’s Highway known as No. 7:

i. Frontenac.

ii. Hastings.

iii. Kawartha Lakes.

iv. Lennox and Addington.

3. The part of the geographic area of Leeds and Grenville that is within the City of Brockville or that is within one of the following townships:

i. Athens.

ii. Elizabethtown-Kitley.

iii. Front of Yonge.

iv. Leeds and the Thousand Islands.


4. The loads mentioned in section 2 are the following:

1. Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

2. Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants.

3. Food.

4. Paper products and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centres or stores.

5. Immediate precursor raw materials—such as paper, plastic or alcohol—that are required and to be used for the manufacture of items in paragraphs 1 to 4.

6. Fuel.

7. Equipment and supplies necessary to establish and manage temporary housing, quarantine and isolation facilities related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

8. Farm products.

9. Products that support the production of farm products, including seed, animal feed, fertilizer and soil amendments, including biosolids.


5. This Regulation is revoked on June 30, 2020.


6. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.