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Your Guide to Planning Act Changes Made Through the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73)

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Support Materials

Support materials on this page have been designed to assist users with understanding the changes to the planning system introduced by the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) and its associated Regulations.

Please check this page for periodic updates of support materials.

Note to user: The materials provided on this page are intended as training and education materials only. They should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialized legal or professional advice in connection with local activities and decisions pertaining to land use planning and design. Independent legal or professional advice should be obtained when determining the interpretation and application of policies, regulations, programs, strategies and planning and financial tools. Responsibility for decisions remains with the user. 

  • Planning Act Tracked Changes Version - Download a “track changes” version of the Planning Act which shows the changes made to the Planning Act through the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015. 

    Note to User:  This document shows changes to the Planning Act made through the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 in grey and blue highlighting.  This document and the information contained herein are intended for illustrative purposes only.  Users should refer back to the Planning Act when making decisions related to land use planning matters.