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Sections 50 to 50.1 [Interpretation, Division by Will]

Bill 139 did not amend sections 50 to 50.1.


 

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  • 50(1) INTERPRETATION

    50(1) In this section and in section 53,

    “consent” means,

    (a) where land is situate in a lower-tier municipality, a consent given by the council of the upper-tier municipality,

    (b) where land is situate in a single-tier municipality that is not in a territorial district, a consent given by the council of the single-tier municipality,

    (c) where land is situate in a prescribed single-tier municipality that is in a territorial district, a consent given by the council of the single-tier municipality, and

    (d) except as otherwise provided in clauses (a), (b) and (c), a consent given by the Minister.  2002, c. 17, Sched. B, s. 18.

    Related Regulations

    O. Reg. 354/02: CONSENT GRANTING AUTHORITY re prescribed single-tier municipalities

  • 50(1.0.1) REFERENCES INCLUDE DELEGATES

    50(1.0.1) A reference in subsection (1) and in section 53 to the Minister includes a delegate of the Minister under sections 4 and 55 and a reference to a council includes a delegate of a council under section 54.  2002, c. 17, Sched. B, s. 18.

  • 50(1.1) REMOVAL OF POWER

    50(1.1) The Minister may by order, accompanied by a written explanation for it, remove the powers of the council of a municipality under this section and sections 53 and 57 and the order may be in respect of one or more applications for a consent, an approval under subsection (18) or for a certificate of validation specified in the order or in respect of any or all applications for consents, approvals under subsection (18) or for certificates of validation made after the order is made.  1994, c. 23, s. 29 (2).

  • 50(1.2) MINISTER TO GRANT CONSENTS, ETC.

    50(1.2) If an order is made under subsection (1.1), the Minister has the power of the council to grant consents, to give approvals under subsection (18) or to issue a certificate of validation in respect of applications to which the order relates and the council shall forward to the Minister all papers, plans, documents and other materials that relate to any matter in respect of which the powers were removed and of which a final disposition was not made by the council before the power was removed.  1994, c. 23, s. 29 (2).

  • 50(1.3) EFFECT OF REVOCATION

    50(1.3) If the Minister revokes the order or part of the order made under subsection (1.1), the power to grant consents, give approvals under subsection (18) or issue certificates of validation reverts back to the council in respect of all applications to which the revoked order or revoked part of the order applied.  1994, c. 23, s. 29 (2).

  • 50(1.4) DELEGATION

    50(1.4) If an order is made under subsection (1.1) in respect of land that is located in a municipal planning area, the Minister may by order delegate to the municipal planning authority the power which was removed from the council to grant consents, to give approvals under subsection (18) or to issue certificates of validation and the delegation may be subject to such conditions as the order provides.  1994, c. 23, s. 29 (2).

  • 50(1.5) EFFECT OF REVOCATION

    50(1.5) If the Minister revokes the order or part of the order made under subsection (1.4), the power of the municipal planning authority to grant consents, to give approvals under subsection (18) or to issue certificates of validation reverts back to the Minister in respect of all applications to which the revoked order or revoked part of the order applies and the municipal planning authority shall forward to the Minister all papers, plans, documents and other materials that relate to any matter to which the revoked order or part of the order applies and of which a final disposition was not made by the municipal planning authority before the order or part of the order was revoked.  1994, c. 23HTML, s. 29 (2).

  • 50(2) PROVISO

    50(2) For the purposes of this section, land shall be deemed and shall always have been deemed not to abut land that is being conveyed or otherwise dealt with if it abuts such land on a horizontal plane only.  R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, s. 50 (2).

  • 50(2.1) MINING RIGHTS

    50(2.1) For the purposes of this section, land shall be deemed and shall always have been deemed to exclude mining rights in or under land but not mining rights on the land.  1994, c. 23, s. 29 (2).

  • 50(3) SUBDIVISION CONTROL

    50(3) No person shall convey land by way of a deed or transfer, or grant, assign or exercise a power of appointment with respect to land, or mortgage or charge land, or enter into an agreement of sale and purchase of land or enter into any agreement that has the effect of granting the use of or right in land directly or by entitlement to renewal for a period of twenty-one years or more unless,

    (a) the land is described in accordance with and is within a registered plan of subdivision;

    (b) the grantor by deed or transfer, the person granting, assigning or exercising a power of appointment, the mortgagor or chargor, the vendor under an agreement of purchase and sale or the grantor of a use of or right in land, as the case may be, does not retain the fee or the equity of redemption in, or a power or right to grant, assign or exercise a power of appointment in respect of, any land abutting the land that is being conveyed or otherwise dealt with other than land that is the whole of one or more lots or blocks within one or more registered plans of subdivision;

    (b.1) the land is being leased for a period of not less than 21 years and not more than 99 years, for the purpose of constructing or erecting a building or project that will contain affordable housing units;

    (c) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired or disposed of by Her Majesty in right of Canada, Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by any municipality;

    (d) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired for the purpose of an electricity distribution line, electricity transmission line or hydrocarbon line within the meaning of Part VI of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and in respect of which the person acquiring the land or any use of or right therein has made a declaration that it is being acquired for such purpose, which shall be conclusive evidence that it is being acquired for such purpose;

    (d.1) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired, directly or by entitlement to renewal for a period of 21 or more years but not more than 50 years, for the purpose of a renewable energy generation facility or renewable energy project, and in respect of which the person acquiring the land or any use of or right therein has made a declaration that it is being acquired for such purpose, which shall be conclusive evidence that it is being acquired for such purpose;

    (e) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired for the purposes of flood control, erosion control, bank stabilization, shoreline management works or the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands under a project approved by the Minister of Natural Resources under section 24 of the Conservation Authorities Act and in respect of which an officer of the conservation authority acquiring the land or any use of or right therein has made a declaration that it is being acquired for any of such purposes, which shall be conclusive evidence that it is being acquired for such purpose;

    (f) a consent is given to convey, mortgage or charge the land, or grant, assign or exercise a power of appointment in respect of the land or enter into an agreement in respect of the land;

    (g) the land or any use of or right therein was acquired for the purpose of an electricity distribution line, electricity transmission line or hydrocarbon line within the meaning of Part VI of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and is being disposed of to the person from whom it was acquired; or 

    (h) the only use of or right in land that is granted is an easement or covenant under the Conservation Land Act.  R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, s. 50 (3); 1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 27 (4-6); 2006, c. 23, s. 21 (1); 2009, c. 12, Sched. K, s. 2 (1); 2015, c. 26, s. 30 (1, 2); 2016, c. 25, Sched. 4, s. 7 (1).

  • 50(4) DESIGNATION OF PLANS OF SUBDIVISION NOT DEEMED REGISTERED

    50(4) The council of a local municipality may by by-law designate any plan of subdivision, or part thereof, that has been registered for eight years or more, which shall be deemed not to be a registered plan of subdivision for the purposes of subsection (3).  R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, s. 50 (4).

  • 50(5) PART-LOT CONTROL

    50(5) Where land is within a plan of subdivision registered before or after the coming into force of this section, no person shall convey a part of any lot or block of the land by way of a deed, or transfer, or grant, assign or exercise a power of appointment in respect of a part of any lot or block of the land, or mortgage or charge a part of any lot or block of the land, or enter into an agreement of sale and purchase of a part of any lot or block of the land or enter into any agreement that has the effect of granting the use of or right in a part of any lot or block of the land directly or by entitlement to renewal for a period of twenty-one years or more unless,

    (a) the grantor by deed or transfer, the person granting, assigning or exercising a power of appointment, the mortgagor or chargor, the vendor under an agreement of purchase and sale or the grantor of a use of or right in land, as the case may be, does not retain the fee or the equity of redemption in, or a power or right to grant, assign or exercise a power of appointment in respect of, any land abutting the land that is being conveyed or otherwise dealt with other than land that is the whole of one or more lots or blocks within one or more registered plans of subdivision;

    (a.1) the land is being leased for a period of not less than 21 years and not more than 99 years, for the purpose of constructing or erecting a building or project that will contain affordable housing units;

    (b) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired or disposed of by Her Majesty in right of Canada, Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by any municipality;

    (c) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired for the purpose of a utility line within the meaning of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and in respect of which the person acquiring the land or any use of or right therein has made a declaration that it is being acquired for such purpose, which shall be conclusive evidence that it is being acquired for such purpose;

    (c.1) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired, directly or by entitlement to renewal for a period of 21 or more years but not more than 50 years, for the purpose of a renewable energy generation facility or renewable energy project, and in respect of which the person acquiring the land or any use of or right therein has made a declaration that it is being acquired for such purpose, which shall be conclusive evidence that it is being acquired for such purpose;

    (d) the land or any use of or right therein is being acquired for the purposes of flood control, erosion control, bank stabilization, shoreline management works or the preservation of environmentally sensitive lands under a project approved by the Minister of Natural Resources under section 24 of the Conservation Authorities Act and in respect of which an officer of the conservation authority acquiring the land or any use of or right therein has made a declaration that it is being acquired for any of such purposes, which shall be conclusive evidence that it is being acquired for such purpose;

    (e) the land that is being conveyed, or otherwise dealt with is the remaining part of a lot or block, the other part of which was acquired by a body that has vested in it the right to acquire land by expropriation;

    (f) a consent is given to convey, mortgage or charge the land or grant, assign or exercise a power of appointment in respect of the land or enter into an agreement in respect of the land;

    (g) the land or any use of or right therein was acquired for the purpose of a utility line within the meaning of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and is being disposed of to the person from whom it was acquired; or

    (h) the only use of or right in land that is granted is an easement or covenant under the Conservation Land Act.  R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, s. 50 (5); 1998, c. 15, Sched. E, s. 27 (7-9); 2006, c. 23, s. 21 (2); 2009, c. 12, Sched. K, s. 2 (2); 2016, c. 25, Sched. 4, s. 7 (2).

  • 50(6) CONVEYANCE OF REMAINING PART

    50(6) Despite subsections (3) and (5), where land is the remaining part of a parcel of land, the other part or parts of which parcel have been the subject of a consent given under clause (3) (f) or (5) (f), the whole of the remaining part may be conveyed or otherwise dealt with before the other part or parts are conveyed or otherwise dealt with, provided that the remaining part is conveyed or otherwise dealt with before the consent mentioned above lapses under subsection 53 (43).  R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, s. 50 (6); 1994, c. 23, s. 29 (3).

  • 50(7) DESIGNATION OF LANDS NOT SUBJECT TO PART-LOT CONTROL

    50(7) Despite subsection (5), the council of a local municipality may by by-law provide that subsection (5) does not apply to land that is within such registered plan or plans of subdivision or parts of them as are designated in the by-law.  1996, c. 4, s. 27 (3).

  • 50(7.1) REQUIREMENT FOR APPROVAL OF BY-LAW

    50(7.1) A by-law passed under subsection (7) does not take effect until it has been approved by the appropriate approval authority for the purpose of sections 51 and 51.1 in respect of the land covered by the by-law.  1996, c. 4, s. 27 (3).

  • 50(7.2) EXEMPTION FROM APPROVAL

    50(7.2) An approval under subsection (7.1) is not required if the council that passes a by-law under subsection (7) is authorized to approve plans of subdivision under section 51.  1996, c. 4, s. 27 (3).

  • 50(7.3) EXPIRATION OF BY-LAW

    50(7.3) A by-law passed under subsection (7) may provide that the by-law expires at the expiration of the time period specified in the by-law and the by-law expires at that time.  1996, c. 4, s. 27 (3).

  • 50(7.4) EXTENSION OF TIME PERIOD

    50(7.4) The council of a local municipality may, at any time before the expiration of a by-law under subsection (7), amend the by-law to extend the time period specified for the expiration of the by-law and an approval under subsection (7.1) is not required.  1996, c. 4, s. 27 (3).

  • 50(7.5) AMENDMENT OR REPEAL

    50(7.5) The council of a local municipality may, without an approval under subsection (7.1), repeal or amend a by-law passed under subsection (7) to delete part of the land described in it and, when the requirements of subsection (28) have been complied with, subsection (5) applies to the land affected by the repeal or amendment.  1996, c. 4, s. 27 (3).

  • 50(8) EXCEPTION

    50(8) Nothing in subsections (3) and (5) prohibits, and subsections (3) and (5) shall be deemed never to have prohibited, the giving back of a mortgage or charge by a purchaser of land to the vendor of the land as part or all of the consideration for the conveyance of the land, provided that the mortgage or charge applies to all of the land described in the conveyance.  R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, s. 50 (8).

 


Bill 139 received Royal Assent on 12 December 2017, and came into force on 3 April 2018, the day named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor. 

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