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The goal of the Ministry is to provide leadership through the development and administration of policy, programs, and regulatory frameworks in relation to local government, land use planning and building regulation, and housing. To achieve its goal, the Ministry ensures the coordination of Ontario Government policies and programs that impact municipalities; manages the provincial-municipal relationship with key partners such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the City of Toronto; manages Ontario's approach to a growing federal-provincial-municipal relationship; develops, funds and administers policies and programs in support of local community development, infrastructure improvement, municipal governance, land use planning, building regulation and social and market housing, including residential tenancy regulation and the Affordable Housing Program; acts as a centre of expertise and provides advice, education and training for municipalities and other stakeholders; and provides disaster/emergency assistance to communities and individuals.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1901   Ministry Administration Program 33,658,000 33,398,700 259,300 28,293,147
1902   Local Government Program 18,622,200 20,940,200 (2,318,000) 26,479,113
1903   Land Use Planning and Building Regulation Program 15,654,100 14,976,500 677,600 14,541,507
1904   Affordable Housing Program 658,035,600 668,842,100 (10,806,500) 691,865,259
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 725,969,900 738,157,500 (12,187,600) 761,179,026
Statutory Appropriations 155,187 155,187 - 157,635
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 726,125,087 738,312,687 (12,187,600) 761,336,661
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Housing Corporation (101,067,800) (112,412,500) 11,344,700 (107,480,717)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 625,057,287 625,900,187 (842,900) 653,855,944
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
1902   Local Government Program - 100,000 (100,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 100,000 (100,000) -
Statutory Appropriations - 200,000 (200,000) 12,200
  Ministry Total Operating Assets - 300,000 (300,000) 12,200
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
1902   Local Government Program 3,000 3,000 - 8,722,924
1904   Affordable Housing Program 721,886,400 431,658,800 290,227,600 93,385,423
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 721,889,400 431,661,800 290,227,600 102,108,347
Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 721,890,400 431,662,800 290,227,600 102,108,347
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Housing Corporation (1,250,000) (1,500,000) 250,000 (210,614)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 720,640,400 430,162,800 290,477,600 101,897,733
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
1902   Local Government Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,345,697,687 1,056,062,987 289,634,700 755,753,677