Legislation gives specific jurisdiction and authority to the Board, which is governed by the following acts:
The Ontario Heritage Act gives municipalities and the provincial government powers to preserve the heritage of Ontario. The primary focus of the act is the protection of cultural heritage properties and archaeological sites. The legislation also mandates the Ontario Heritage Trust, a Crown agency, and the Conservation Review Board.
The Statutory Powers Procedure Act defines rules and procedures for various tribunal proceedings such as hearings and motions.
Rules of Practice and Procedure
The Conservation Review Board (CRB) has updated its Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Rules will replace the existing rules and apply to all matters as of the effective date, January 27, 2020. No substantive changes have been made or additional burdens placed on parties. The revisions include making the Rules easier to read by removing commentary, more clearly outlining requirements for parties, and making necessary amendments to accord with the implementation of cluster-wide policies.