What is Bill 108?
The Ontario government introduced Bill 108, More Homes More Choice Act, 2019 on May 2 as part of its plan to increase housing supply and affordability. The Bill changes 13 different pieces of legislation that will have a serious impact on municipalities. The Bill was passed on June 6, 2019.
What does Bill 108 mean to you?
Bill 108 will have a serious impact on the City of Brampton – and on you as a resident. It will:
- cut the financial tools available to the City to fund parks, libraries, recreation centres and other community infrastructure
- reduce the amount of parkland in our city
- decrease the protection of Brampton’s heritage properties
- limit the City’s decision-making process when it comes to how we plan and develop
These changes could mean a significant tax increase for Brampton residents.
The City’s position
The City supports the goal of housing affordability, but it’s unlikely that Bill 108, as proposed, will result in an increased housing supply or more affordable housing. Given the scope of proposed changes, the 30-day commenting period is inadequate.
City Council formally requested an extension to the consultation period, and that the Province conduct meaningful consultation with municipalities and other stakeholders before the Bill is passed.
- Mayor’s Letter to the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Committee of Council Report, May 29, 2019: City of Brampton’s Comments Regarding the proposed Bill 108 – More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 and Amendments to the Places to Grow Act, 2005
- Staff Presentation, May 29, 2019: Bill 108 - More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 and Amendments to the Places to Grow Act, 2005
The City will participate in any provincial consultations to
further advance City Council's positions and concerns related to Bill 108.
On February 28, 2020 the provincial government posted the second regulatory proposal for public feedback on the proposed components of a new community benefits charge authority.
Comment are due March 30, 2020. City is drafting a formal response.
Members of the public may provide comments by visiting the Environmental Registry of Ontario web site.
The City has also provided comments for the initial regulatory proposal was posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario on June 21, 2019. (“Proposed new regulation pertaining to the community benefits authority under the Planning Act”, ERO 019-0183).
City’s submission can be found here.
Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)
AMO's written submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy speaks to municipal governments’ concerns about the impacts of Bill 108 if passed as is.
Have your say
You may send your comments directly to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing or to your MPP:
- Hon. Steve Clark
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
College Park 17th Flr, 777 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 2E5
Tel: (416) 585-7000
Last updated: June 7, 2019