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Transit-Oriented Communities Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 18, Sched. 20

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current July 21, 2020 (e-Laws currency date)


Transit-Oriented Communities Act, 2020

S.o. 2020, chapter 18
Schedule 20

Consolidation Period:  From July 21, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.


1 In this Act,

“Minister” means the Minister of Transportation or such other member of the Executive Council to whom responsibility for the administration of this Act is assigned or transferred under the Executive Council Act; (“ministre”)

“priority transit project” means,

(a) the line known as the Ontario Line located in the City of Toronto,

(b) the subway extension known as the Scarborough Subway Extension, and also known as the Line 2 East Extension, located in the City of Toronto,

(c) the subway extension known as the Yonge Subway Extension, and also known as the Yonge North Subway Extension, extending from within the City of Toronto to within the Regional Municipality of York, or

(d) the light rail transit extension known as the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension extending westward from within the City of Toronto at the station known as Mount Dennis; (“projet de transport en commun prioritaire”)

“transit-oriented community project” means a development project of any nature or kind and for any usage in connection with the construction or operation of a station that is part of a priority transit project, and includes a development project located on transit corridor land within the meaning of Bill 171 (Building Transit Faster Act, 2020), introduced on February 18, 2020. (“projet communautaire axé sur le transport en commun”)

Designation of transit-oriented community land

2 (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may, by order in council, designate land as transit-oriented community land if, in the opinion of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, it is or may be required to support a transit-oriented community project.

Public notice

(2) The Minister shall publish notice of each designation made under subsection (1) on a Government of Ontario website.

Expropriations, no hearings of necessity

3 (1) Subsections 6 (2) to (5), section 7 and subsections 8 (1) and (2) of the Expropriations Act do not apply to an expropriation of land, within the meaning of that Act, if,

(a) at least some part of the land is designated under subsection 2 (1) as transit-oriented community land; and

(b) the expropriation is for a transit-oriented community project.


(2) Subsection (1) applies despite subsection 2 (4) of the Expropriations Act.

Process for comments

(3) The Minister may establish a process for receiving comments from property owners about a proposed expropriation and for considering those comments.

Same, regulations

(4) The Minister may make regulations establishing a process described in subsection (3).

Statutory Powers Procedure Act

(5) The Statutory Powers and Procedure Act does not apply to a process for receiving and considering comments about a proposed expropriation established under subsection (3) or by regulations made under subsection (4).

4 Omitted (amends, repeals or revokes other legislation).

5 Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act).

6 Omitted (enacts short title of this Act).