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.

Minister Steve Clark

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

Contact us

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

Ministry news


The ministry administers the following legislation: