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Handy documents to refer to when preparing for Committee of Adjustment hearings

From time to time, I have shared information with people preparing for C of A and similar meetings.

A good person to contact, as part of your preparations, is David Godley (a tremendously valuable resource) at 416-255-0492. His email: mhairig@pathcom.com

Here’s a link from my website, with regard to preparing for hearings:

If you receive a Notice from the Committee of Adjustment, here’s (1) a Guide to the Notice & (2) things to think about (for residents nearby and elsewhere)

The above item is based on material, in draft form, that members of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association worked on some time ago.

Also of relevance:

How to prepare a 5-minute presentation to the Committee of Adjustment

9 Meaford Ave.: A valuable case study

Also, it’s well worth your while to read the 9 Meaford Ave. OMB ruling; 9 Meaford is a case study of a highly effective community response to a severance application:

PL161048 – OMB Decision Issued – 9 Meaford Ave. in Long Branch (Toronto): Consent and variances refused

The OMB took this 9 Meaford Ave. photo montage as evidence; Committee of Adjustment rejected it out of hand

Threats

Also of relevance: I am aware of an anecdotal report that one of the employees, involved with a June 2017 demolition, was alleged to have threatened some nearby neighbours. I would suggest that such incidents be reported to the Toronto Police Service, 22 Division Non-Emergency Number:  416-808-2200. You can also contact 22 Division by email.

It may also be noted that the 22 Division Community Response Office is at 416-808-2219. The Officers assigned to Long Branch are:

Const. Matt Steele #10460
Const. Mario Kulina #90056

Please refer to the 22 Division website for further details.

It’s important to document threats or property damage. Write down, as soon as possible, what has been said, and the circumstances including names of witnesses, if any. If there are no witnesses, share with another person or persons what has happened, and make a note of when you have shared the information.

Written documentation, created at once or as soon as possible after the event, has much more value than vague recollections. In the case of property damage, take photos at once.

 

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