Construction Act limitation period suspension lifted

  • April 14, 2020

An amendment has been made to emergency order, O. Reg. 73/20 made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act lifting the suspension of limitation periods and procedural time periods under the Construction Act.

 The OBA worked closely with the Ontario Government for this remedy in order to avoid the deleterious impacts on the construction industry in Ontario. We appreciate the Attorney General of Ontario’s action on this issue. 

The suspension will be lifted on April 16, 2020, to give the industry time to prepare for these changes. Once lifted, parties will have the same amount of time to meet a deadline that had been remaining before the suspension began on March 16, 2020.

The amendments to the Order also address the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act.

The amendments will be available at