Parkland Dedication By-law Review

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Parkland Dedication By-law

Under Section 42 of the Province of Ontario’s Planning Act, as part of the municipal approval process for land development and redevelopment, municipalities can require developers to either:

  • Contribute land for parks; and/or
  • Provide Cash-In-Lieu of Parkland (CILP) where there is limited opportunity to provide land for parkland

As of September 2020, the Province’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act now requires that all municipalities in Ontario enact new parkland dedication by-laws if they wish to continue to use the “alternative requirement” permitted under subsection 42(3) of the Planning Act. The alternative requirement allows municipalities to maximize the amount of parkland dedication in high density residential development applications.

The deadline for enacting a new parkland dedication by-law is September 18, 2022. Therefore, the City has begun the review process to enable this. Among other considerations, the new parkland dedication by-law will reflect the direction of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (2021) and the new Official Plan to ensure that new parks meet the needs of a growing and intensifying city.

The City’s current Parkland Dedication By-law (By-law 2009-95, as amended) will remain in effect until a new by-law is enacted.

Stakeholder Consultation

Input from stakeholders, is an integral component of the project. Consultation will begin in December 2021 and the City will bring forward a new by-law in 2022 for consideration by committee and council.


Timelines

Consultation: Q4, 2021 and Q1, 2022
Report to Planning Committee and Council: Q2/Q3, 2022


How to get involved

Register for updates on the project
Attend a consultation session
Provide your feedback


Parkland Dedication By-law

Under Section 42 of the Province of Ontario’s Planning Act, as part of the municipal approval process for land development and redevelopment, municipalities can require developers to either:

  • Contribute land for parks; and/or
  • Provide Cash-In-Lieu of Parkland (CILP) where there is limited opportunity to provide land for parkland

As of September 2020, the Province’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act now requires that all municipalities in Ontario enact new parkland dedication by-laws if they wish to continue to use the “alternative requirement” permitted under subsection 42(3) of the Planning Act. The alternative requirement allows municipalities to maximize the amount of parkland dedication in high density residential development applications.

The deadline for enacting a new parkland dedication by-law is September 18, 2022. Therefore, the City has begun the review process to enable this. Among other considerations, the new parkland dedication by-law will reflect the direction of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (2021) and the new Official Plan to ensure that new parks meet the needs of a growing and intensifying city.

The City’s current Parkland Dedication By-law (By-law 2009-95, as amended) will remain in effect until a new by-law is enacted.

Stakeholder Consultation

Input from stakeholders, is an integral component of the project. Consultation will begin in December 2021 and the City will bring forward a new by-law in 2022 for consideration by committee and council.


Timelines

Consultation: Q4, 2021 and Q1, 2022
Report to Planning Committee and Council: Q2/Q3, 2022


How to get involved

Register for updates on the project
Attend a consultation session
Provide your feedback

Page last updated: 25 November 2021, 15:52