THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
A strong voice for CRE
Update, September 2020
The Government of Ontario recently made several changes in Bill 197, COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 that are relevant to the land use planning, building and development sectors. See the full article for an overview of the following five key areas of the bill that NAIOP members should be aware of, as they make significant changes to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s authority and powers.
• Changes to the Building Code
• Enhanced Minister’s Zoning Orders
• Provincial Land and Development Facilitator
• Changes to the Environmental Assessment Act
• Transit-Oriented Communities
The City of Toronto is reviewing its Non-Residential Development Charges (DC) Policy. The City is considering changes that will significantly affect our industry. We have outlined in this article the City’s initial proposals, our response and the time frame for the review. We will share further information as it is available.
With nearly 1300 members, NAIOP Greater Toronto is a leader in public policy issues municipally and provincially. Working independently and in collaboration with a coalition of real estate industry organizations, we are recognized as an important voice for the commercial real estate industry. NAIOP is advocating on issues of importance to our membership, including the following …
May 9, 2019 – Last week the Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, introduced Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act 2019. This Bill will significantly change both legislation and regulations governing real estate development in Ontario. While it is aimed at increasing the supply of housing, there are a several relevant amendments for both the commercial and industrial development sector. This article provides a high-level overview of the Bill. For specific details, the full text can be found here.
In 2018, NAIOP continued to speak on issues of importance to our membership, including the City of Toronto’s major planning exercise: “TOcore”. The City of Toronto completed this planning exercise to establish a 25-year vision for the downtown. Read more about this and other issues in which NAIOP is involved …
Working with our outside government relations advisors, industry partners, and BIAs, we ensure that public policy decision makers understand and respond to the concerns of NAIOP members. Public policy decisions can have an enormous impact on our industry, so we make sure the industry has a seat at the table. While the issues change, some of the key issues we’re focused on now include …