Subdivision under the Planning Act (Ontario)

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Commercial Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)

Subdivision under the Planning Act (Ontario)

 

Ontario Real Estate Source

 

By Brian Madigan LL.B.

 

If you need to know about the division of property in Ontario, you had better have a look at s. 50 (3) of the Planning Act.

 

 

 

Subdivision control

 

(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;

(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, hydrocarbon distribution line or hydrocarbon transmission 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, hydrocarbon distribution line or hydrocarbon transmission 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

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Brian, as I read this, I begin to understand more fully, why we are so dependant on lawyers to traverse the land mines of our laws and regulations.

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