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Update on Ontario Heritage Act Amendments

Resource January 14, 2021

A proposed regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act and the legislative amendments made through the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019, were due to come into force on January 1, 2021.

In response to municipal requests, due to ongoing pandemic considerations which have limited the ability to prepare to implement these changes, the proclamation of the amendments and the regulation have been delayed. No new proclamation date has been announced.

The Ministry will be posting drafts of the updated Ontario Heritage Tool Kit guide for public consultation at a later date and will communicate further on a proposed proclamation date. Should you have questions the Ministry recommends you contact your regular Ministry contacts or send an email to and the appropriate staff person will respond.


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