Government Relations

The OAA actively monitors government activities at municipal, provincial, and federal levels, responding as needed through formal letters and other channels. Continually updated, this searchable portal houses these official correspondences, as well as related reports.


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OAA President Kathleen Kurtin responds to OAA members who have expressed concern about changes the OAA has recommended regarding the Site Plan Approval process.

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/27

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to respond to the provincial consultation on Bill 108.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31

OAA submits recommendations on updates to the Provincial Policy Statement.

Publish Date: 2019/OCT/21

This independent report by SvN Architects + Planners Inc. explores design and regulatory opportunities to address housing affordability in Ontario.

Publish Date: 2019/FEB/15

OAA President, John Stephenson, writes to Firma Architecture to confirm the Association's support for the introduction of laneway suites in Toronto. 

Publish Date: 2018/MAY/22

This independent report highlights the benefits of qualifications-based selection (QBS) that is routinely used in the United States and is gaining popularity in Canada.

Publish Date: 2018/OCT/26

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to discuss the OAA's recent roundtable on design and the site plan approval process.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/24

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to Ontario Chief Building Officials and Directors of Planning affirming that architectural designs accompanying applications for site plan approval must be prepared by an architect.

Publish Date: 2019/MAY/09

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