Ontario. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Works with local governments and partners across Ontario to build safe and strong urban and rural communities with dynamic local economies, abundant greenspace and a high quality of life.

Responsibilities include:

Working with municipal partners to consider how decisions made across governments will impact Ontario communities

Administering and updating Ontario’s Building Code to promote buildings that are safe, resilient and energy efficient

Providing advice and delivering programs and educational services to municipalities on municipal management, finance, administration and land use planning

Managing growth and protecting the natural heritage in Ontario’s Greenbelt and across the province

Providing financial assistance to qualifying residents and communities after sudden, unexpected natural disasters

Setting the rules for how the municipal and school board elections are run

777 Bay St 17th Floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 2E5
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Phone: 416-585-7000
Toll Free: 1-866-220-2290


Open to all


Contact for information




Fully Accessible


English; French

Primary Contact Person

Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs

Areas Served


Agency Type

Provincial Government