Bill 13: Supporting People and Businesses Act

The town is proposing Official Plan Amendments to implement changes to the Planning Act, resulting from Bill 13

Schedule 19 of the Bill made changes to the Planning Act, Municipal Act, 2001 and City of Toronto Act, 2006, that enables Council to, by by-law, delegate the authority to pass by-laws under section 34 of the Planning Act (zoning by-laws) that are minor in nature, to a committee of Council, or an individual who is an officer, employee or agent of the municipality. These by-laws include removing holding “H” symbols, and passing temporary use by-laws.

In order to delegate the authority to pass by-laws on these matters, the Planning Act requires that the Official Plan provide policies to specify the types of by-laws that may be delegated. The proposed OPAs would add the necessary implementation policies to both the Livable Oakville Plan and the 1984 Oakville Official Plan.

OPA 42 and OPA 324 Public Meeting and Recommendation – March 2022

A statutory public meeting about the proposed OPAs will be held on March 7, 2022. Due to the limited scope and technical nature of the proposed OPAs, staff is recommending that they be approved at the same meeting.

Making submissions and preserving appeal rights

For information on making submissions and appeal rights please visit the Making Submissions and Preserving Appeal Rights page.


Brad Sunderland
Senior Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3043

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