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Ontario releases new Provincial Policy Statement, 2020

Author(s): Chris Barnett

Feb 28, 2020

On February 28, 2020, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020. It will come into effect on May 1, 2020. All decisions on or after that date under the Planning Act, or that affect a planning matter will be required to be consistent with the new PPS. Decisions prior to that date will continue to be required to be consistent with the 2014 PPS. 

Osler has prepared an unofficial blackline showing the changes from the 2014 to the 2020 PPS, which can be downloaded, below. A more detailed analysis will follow.

PPS 2020 – Blackline comparison to PPS 2014