Municipal guides and programs

Information for municipalities about elections, finances, social housing and business improvement.

Building Code

Compliance rules, updates, guides, certification and registration information for building practitioners. Register for CodeNews to receive notifications on updates to the Building Code.

Minister Paul Calandra

What we do

  • work with 444 municipalities and partners to support provincial-municipal relationships across government
  • administer and update Ontario’s Building Code
  • set the rules for Ontario’s land use planning and oversee how municipalities implement them
  • helps residents and municipalities following sudden, unexpected natural disasters
  • set the rules for municipal and school board elections
  • develop rules that protect tenants and encourage maintenance and investment in rental housing
  • work with municipalities, social housing providers and other external stakeholders to help them meet their housing responsibilities
  • work to measure and address homelessness in Ontario
  • support municipalities so individuals and families can access suitable housing
  • fund construction and repair of social housing and affordable rental housing
  • set the annual rent-increase guideline and other rules related to rental housing

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
777 Bay Street, 17th floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2J3

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Agencies, boards and commissions

The ministry is affiliated with the following independent agencies:


The ministry administers the following legislation: