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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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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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Update: January 2020

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. Toronto’s Current Non-Residential DC …

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Update: November 2019

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 …

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Ontario Bill 108

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 …

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Update: January 2019

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 … City of Toronto major …

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Update: June 2018

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 …

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