What is an MZO?
A Minister's Zoning Order (MZO) is part of Ontario's Planning Act and allows the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to make a ruling on how a piece of land is to be used in the province, with no public consultation required and only amended or revoked at the minister's discretion.
July 10, 2020
Excerpt: "For now, we’re quite happy with the dozen or so I’ve done, that have been driven by a local council decision in a public council meeting before it comes to my desk. That makes sure the public is aware there is a request, it communicates there is a priority of a council, and then it’s up to us to decide whether we want to move forward."
MZOs In The News
THE TORONTO STAR - THE STAR EDITORIAL BOARD
November 29, 2020
THE TORONTO STAR - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
THE BEACON HERALD - CHRIS MONTANINI
November 23, 2020
Restrictive zoning order ties Stratford's hands: Mathieson
ORILLIA MATTERS – ANDREW PHILIPS
November 21, 2020
THE TORONTO STAR - NOOR JAVED
October 20, 2020
August 28, 2020
ONTARIO FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE
August 10, 2020
Letter to Minister Clark