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filed August 9, 2023 under Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13

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ontario regulation 254/23

made under the

Planning Act

Made: August 8, 2023
Filed: August 9, 2023
Published on e-Laws: August 10, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: August 26, 2023

Prescribed areas – section 41 of the Act

Prescribed areas

1. (1) The following areas are prescribed for the purposes of subsection 41 (1.2) of the Act:

1.  Any area that is within 300 metres of a railway line other than a railway line set out in subsection (2).

2.  Any area that is within 120 metres of,

i.  a wetland,

ii.  the shoreline of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River System,

iii.  an inland lake, or

iv.  a river or stream valley that has depressional features associated with a river or stream, whether or not it contains a watercourse.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 1 of subsection (1), a railway line excludes,

(a)  a railway line to which the Canada Transportation Act (Canada) applies and whose operations have been discontinued under section 146 of that Act;

(b)  an abandoned railway line to which the Canada Transportation Act (Canada) does not apply; and

(c)  a railway line on which the only railway that operates is an urban rail transit system.

(3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any development for which a building permit has been issued on or before August 9, 2023.


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

Made by:
Pris par :

Le ministre des Affaires municipales et du Logement,

Steve Clark

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Date made: August 8, 2023
Pris le : 8 août 2023