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December 2021 Advocacy Update

Thanks to the support of our valued Sponsors, the NAIOP GTA Government Relations Committee had several accomplishments it achieved in 2021. We are pleased to share a few of those accomplishments below. Organized and hosted a “fireside chat” with Ontario Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy. Close to 150 people registered for the virtual event held …

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October 2021 Advocacy Update

New and Noteworthy: Toronto Official Plan Review – Stakeholder Meetings City of Toronto There remain a few meetings in the City’s Official Plan Review consultation process, in the series of meetings as part of the Official Plan Review consultation process. Highlights of progress to date: Indigenous Engagement The City’s Aboriginal Affairs Advisory Committee requested City …

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Ontario Provides Guidance on Proof of Vaccination Requirements

This week, the province of Ontario released a number of documents for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Of particular interest to our membership, the Guidance and FAQ documents below include important details and clarification to assist businesses in implementing proof …

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September 2021 Advocacy Update

New and Noteworthy: Ontario Line Subway Construction Metrolinx released a proposal to manage construction impacts around a new Ontario Line subway station at the Yonge and Queen intersection; the full technical briefing includes key dates. Next Steps: Metrolinx to seek Toronto City Council approval for the proposal at the November 9, 2021 meeting. LOOKING FOR …

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July 2021 Advocacy Update

New and Noteworthy: TRBOT Offers COVID-19 Screening Kits to Businesses for SMEs City of Toronto As Ontario officially looks forward to Step 3, the City of Toronto partners with Toronto Region Board of Trade to offer COVID-19 screening kits to support small and medium sized businesses safely reopen. Get yours here. Ongoing NAIOP Initiatives: City …

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June 2021 Advocacy Update

New and Noteworthy: City of Toronto commences review of Official Plan, “Our Plan Toronto” City of Toronto On May 26 and May 27 the City of Toronto held two stakeholder engagement “Kick-off Town Halls” to review “Our Plan Toronto”. The City provided history of the Official Plan and outlined the review process, including key dates. …

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May 2021 Advocacy Update

New and Noteworthy: Budget 2021 released with $101.4B in new spending Government of Canada  Of particular relevance to NAIOP members, the Budget proposes to: Extend the wage subsidy until September 25, 2021 and gradually decrease the subsidy rate beginning July 4 to allow for an orderly phase-out of the program Require that any publicly listed …

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2020 Government Relations Wins

NAIOP GTA advocacy wins in 2020: Successfully exempted commercial real estate development from paying Community Benefit Charges (CBCs). As originally proposed, CBCs would have significantly increased the cost of non-residential development. This exemption ensures that CBC’s more closely replace Section 37 density bonusing; Worked to encourage reconsideration of Toronto’s plans to move forward with several …

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Update: November 2020

While Ontario’s 2020 Budget is focused on the Province’s fight and recovery from COVID-19, the Budget also includes measures that respond to NAIOP and industry advocacy efforts over the past number of years. Read the full article for an overview of some of the key Budget proposals of interest to NAIOP members: Business Education Tax (BET) Rates, …

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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 …

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