AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
New Asset Management Resources
2018-05-08 2:15:18 PM

Last week the Minister of Infrastructure wrote to Mayors, CAOs, and Stakeholders to provide an update on new asset management resources available to municipalities. The resources include the dissemination of best practices, the creation of custom asset management plan assessm...





Canada and Ontario Sign Infrastructure Agreement
2018-03-15 3:08:55 PM

Yesterday the Government of Canada and the province of Ontario signed a funding agreement for billions of dollars in federal infrastructure funding over the next 10 years. The Bilateral Framework Agreement (IBA) signed yesterday by the federal and provincial Ministers of Infr...





Government Releases New Municipal Asset Management Planning Regulation
2018-01-04 3:13:38 PM

After months of consultations the government has released a new municipal asset management planning regulation. The requirements of the regulation will be phased-in over the next six years along the following lines:  January 1, 2018: Effective date of Regulation (the...





Ontario Releases Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
2017-12-04 3:22:03 PM

The Government of Ontario has released a new Long-Term Infrastructure Plan. The plan outlines the provinces plan to:  Integrate climate change considerations into infrastructure planning  Build resilient infrastructure in a period of "accelerated change a...





Proposed Building Code Regulation Posted
2017-11-24 10:32:56 AM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has posted a proposed regulation that would establish a building code evaluation program for buildings with rooftop parking, and exposed multi-story, above-ground parking structures. The proposals suggested in the regulation are derived from ...





Report Calls for New Process to Select Infrastructure Projects
2017-09-25 2:32:19 PM

A new report, released this week by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and written by Michael Fenn, is calling on the government to improve the evaluation process used to select infrastructure projects. According to the report, if the combined $...





Government Creates Climate Change Fund
2017-08-24 3:19:34 PM

Last week at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Ottawa, the Government of Ontario launched a new granting program that will invest in local municipal projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new Municipal GHG Challenge Fund , wil...





Smart Cities Survey
2017-08-03 5:18:32 PM

AMCTO is encouraging its members and others working in the municipal sector in Ontario to participate in a survey about the implementation of Smart City services and the digitization of local public services. The survey, which is being conducted by Drs. David Wolfe, Zachary Sp...





Federal Government Releases Phase 2 Infrastructure Letter
2017-07-10 11:56:02 AM

Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi released a letter last week that was sent to all provincial finance ministers, outlining the details of the federal government's framework for Phase 2 infrastructure funding. According to the letter, provincial government's will b...





Webinar on Proposed Asset Management Regulation
2017-06-15 10:00:17 AM

The Ministry of Infrastructure is holding webinars to help municipalities better understand the province's proposed asset management planning regulation . The webinars will provide a brief overview of the proposed regulation and then allow participants to ask questions. Deta...





 
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