A series of Citizens' Guides has been prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to help you understand how the land use planning process works in Ontario. They are intended to give general information only and are not an interpretation of the Planning Act or any other act. You should refer to the legislation for specific requirements and procedures. The titles of the guides are:
These guides have been prepared as a resource to help citizens understand how the land use planning system works in Ontario. They summarize complex matters and reflect legislation, policies and practices that are subject to change. The Citizens’ Guides should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialized legal or professional advice in connection with activities and decisions pertaining to land use planning. The Citizens’ Guides were last updated May, 2018.