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The goal of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is an Ontario made up of safe and strong communities with abundant greenspace, thriving and prosperous economies, and a range of housing choices.

To achieve these objectives the ministry works with municipal partners and community stakeholders to develop policies and standards that:

  • Promote and support local governments to plan, manage and invest in their communities’ futures
  • Strengthen Ontario communities by promoting a housing market that serves the full range of housing needs, protects tenants, and encourages private sector building
  • Address building safety, including structural soundness, occupant safety, and energy efficiency