An Act to amend
the Ontario Heritage Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1.Section 34 of the Ontario Heritage Act is repealed and the following substituted:
Restriction on demolition
34. (1)No owner of property designated under this Part shall demolish or remove any building or structure on the property or permit the demolition or removal of any building or structure on the property unless, before the Ontario Heritage Amendment Act, 2000 comes into force, the owner has applied to the council of the municipality in which the property is situate and has received consent in writing to the demolition or removal.
Application for consent
(2)This section, as it read immediately before the Ontario Heritage Amendment Act, 2000 comes into force, continues to apply to an application mentioned in subsection (1).
2.This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3.The short title of this Act is the Ontario Heritage Amendment Act, 2000.
The Bill amends the Ontario Heritage Act so that once a municipality in which a property is situate designates the property under the Act, the owner of the property cannot demolish or remove a building or structure on the property unless the designating by-law is repealed or the owner has obtained the written consent of the municipality before the Bill is enacted. The Bill removes the possibility for the owner to demolish or remove a building or structure on the property upon obtaining the written consent of the municipality.